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Pan-Seared Lemon Butter Chicken

This Pan-Seared Lemon Butter Chicken was a hit this past week in my house! Everybody loved it! So, I’m sharing the recipe with you right here today so you can make it too. Taste it for yourself, you’re going to love it! 

Pan-Seared Lemon Butter Chicken

5 from 2 votes
Recipe by Madison Course: Dinner, Lunch, MainDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 large boneless and skinless chicken breasts, sliced in half lengthwise

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • Zest and Juice of 1 whole lemon

  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • salt and black pepper, to taste

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter

Directions

  • Season chicken with olive oil, lemon zest, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt and black pepper.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high and sear chicken on both sides for 6 to 7 minutes.
  • Add lemon juice and butter and melt. Add more salt and pepper as needed. Use a spoon to baste lemon and butter mixture over chicken. Use a thermometer to check that the inside of the chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165°F. 
  • Serve and Enjoy!

The ingredients that you need to make this Pan-Seared Lemon Butter Chicken dish are 2 large boneless and skinless chicken breasts that are sliced in half lengthwise, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, the Zest, and Juice of 1 whole lemon, 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, salt, black pepper, and 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter. Only a few ingredients make up this delicious chicken dish!

To get started on making this first, season the chicken breasts generously with olive oil, lemon zest, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper. Then, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high and sear the chicken breasts on both sides for about 6 to 7 minutes. Add lemon juice and butter. Melt the butter completely. Add more salt and pepper as needed. Be sure to use a spoon to baste the lemon and butter mixture over the chicken. Use a thermometer to check that the inside of the chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165°F. Finally, serve and enjoy!

This Pan-Seared Lemon Butter Chicken takes only about 15 minutes to cook and it comes together so beautifully! So, from start to finish, you will be eating in no time at all. 

Feel free to serve this with any sides of your choice. I typically serve this with some broccoli and a roasted sweet potato. However, these chicken breasts paired with the pan juices they make are delicious when served over some angel hair pasta. 

This Pan-Seared Lemon Butter Chicken is also tasty when served over some rice. However you choose to serve it, it will certainly stand out. You can’t miss the taste of that lemon when it hits your tongue. Both the zest and juice do their job in the flavor department. Once you get that first taste of citrus and zest on your tongue, you’re not going to want to have chicken any other way. This is truly the way to jazz up your regular chicken dinner. I hope you enjoy this recipe and Have fun both cooking and eating it!

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