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Skillet Garlic Lemon Butter Chicken

Last week’s Grilled Salmon with Creamy Cucumber-Dill Salad recipe reminded me how much I like recipes that include a main and a side. They make meal planning so much easier, and I’m all for that! That’s why I chose Skillet Garlic Lemon Butter Chicken for this week’s recipe. Well, not the only reason–it does sound delicious. And I get to use my cast-iron pan, which has become my newest kitchen obsession. I lost my mom’s cast iron skillets in one of our moves, so it’s been a long time since I used one. I forgot how wonderful cast iron is, especially for searing meat.

An easy skillet garlic lemon butter chicken recipe that you can make in a flash! The chicken is dusted with parmesan and flour so it’s nice and crispy, the veggies are cooked in the same pan so it’s easy to clean up. And the lemon butter sauce is to die for! What’s not to love?

Recipe Author: Marzia at Little Spice Jar
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The Ingredients

Besides being a complete meal, another thing I liked about this recipe was how few ingredients there are and that many are pantry basics. I had to shop for the chicken breasts, fresh produce, and parmesan cheese. The rest was already in my pantry, so my grocery list was pretty short this week.

Oh, and I bought four lemons to be on the safe side. I wasn’t sure how many I would need to get a 1/4 cup of lemon juice. It turns out that I only needed 2 (they were pretty large).

Skillet Garlic Lemon Butter Chicken Ingredients
Boneless skinless chicken breasts, parmesan cheese, butter, olive oil, green beans, flour, salt pepper, garlic powder, garlic, lemons, Italian seasoning, and red pepper flakes

The Process

The instructions divide making this recipe into three parts: making the chicken, making the garlic butter sauce, and assembling everything. Each section was easy to follow, and I didn’t have any head-scratching moments of confusion.

First up was breading and frying the chicken. That was very straightforward, and I was able to make the garlic butter sauce while the chicken was frying. I even had the sauce done by the time the chicken breasts were ready.

Next up was cooking the green beans. This was done with slices of lemon, which gave the green beans a lovely flavor. I cooked mine for a minute longer than what was listed (6 minutes) because I like my green beans a little more well done. They were still a bit crunchy, though, and nowhere close to soggy.

When the beans were done, I piled them onto a platter along with the lemon slices. Then I added the chicken breasts and spooned the sauce over everything.

So how was it?

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Juicy chicken breasts and crisp green beans are nice, but that sauce! Pure lemony garlicky goodness!! And this complete meal is ready in just 30 minutes. I think I'm in love LOL! But seriously, this recipe was so quick and easy. The parmesan breading gave the chicken a crispy outside while keeping the inside tender and juicy. The green beans were cooked just between crispy and well done, so they still had some crunch. Then topping it all off with the most delicious garlic lemon butter sauce ever made the whole meal superb. Be prepared to serve seconds.
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