Deja Vu: Day 2 of 3 (Simple Lemon Chicken)

We’re two days into a 3 day flatten your chicken run. This wasn’t intentional. I had planned to make last night’s meal ahead of time, and today I was craving citrus so I decided to make Lemon Chicken. Then, in planning for dinner guests tomorrow, I was looking for a way to make Gardein for a Vegan guest. So tomorrow it will be Chicken Marsala. Stay tuned for that experiment.

This recipe is my simple version of Chicken Picatta. It really isn’t Picatta, since there are no capers, but it hits the spot & it’s EASY!

Simple Lemon Chicken

  • 3-4 Chicken Breasts
  • 1/2 cup Flour
  • 1/2 tsp each salt & pepper
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup white wine (optional)
  • 1 cup broth or stock
  • Juice of one lemon

You’re going to follow the first couple steps from yesterday’s post. Flatten the chicken, dredge it in flour/salt/pepper mixture. I’m not reposting the same pictures, but I will show you that even a 3 year old can do this. This is becoming B’s go to kitchen task. (Save the flour! You’ll need it again.)


Melt 1/2 tbsp of butter & 1/2 tbsp olive oil in a pan with the garlic on med-high heat. Cook the chicken about 2 minutes on each side, just enough to cook the outside & give it a little color. Remove from pan.

In the same pan, melt the remaining 2 1/2 tbsp of butter & 1/2 tbsp of olive oil. Add broth (or stock), wine (you can omit this, just add extra broth), & lemon juice. Add about 1 tsp (more if needed) of the flour mixture. This will help to thicken the sauce as you bring it to a boil. Stir to make sure the flour is evenly distributed. A whisk works well here. Return the Chicken to the pan & turn heat down to medium. Cook through & until the sauce is thickened & reduced to about half of it’s original volume (about 5 minutes).


I served with a Green Salad & Parkerhouse rolls.


Bottom Line
Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
Make ahead: none, needs to be cooked right before serving
Cooking time: 10 mins
Servings: 4 (easily adjustable by adding more chicken)

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