Lemon Chicken

We eat a lot of chicken in our house and I'm always looking for ways to make it new and fresh.  Also, I love anything citrus so it makes this recipe from Southern Living, What's for Supper, a winner.

Lemon Chicken


4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/3 cup flour
4 tbsp butter, divided
2 tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup lemon juice
8 lemon slices
1/4 cup chopped fresh flat leaf parsley

Cut each chicken breast in half lengthwise and flatten to 1/4 inch thickness.  Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.  Lightly dredge the chicken in flour, shaking off any excess.
Melt 1 tbsp butter with 1 tbsp olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.  Cook 1/2 of the chicken for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown and cooked all the way through.  Transfer the chicken to a serving platter and keep warm.  Repeat procedure with 1 tbsp butter remaining 1 tbsp olive oil and remaining chicken breast.  Transfer to a serving platter to keep warm.

Add chicken broth and lemon juice to the skillet and cook for 1-2 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened, stirring to loosen any particles from the skillet.  Add 8 lemon slices and remove from heat.  Add parsley and remaining butter.  Stir until it melts.  Pour the sauce over the chicken.  Serve immediately.

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