Lemon Butter Chicken Breasts

Quick and easy Lemon Butter Chicken Breasts only use 6 ingredients and one skillet!

Brighten up dinner time with these 6 ingredient, one skillet, Lemon Butter Chicken Breasts!

Lemon Butter Chicken Breasts


I love summertime!!!

Last night I spent 2 hours picking peaches in my backyard. When we first lived in Utah (11 years ago) our little house had a peach tree in the backyard. I loved all the fresh peaches we got from it. Now that we are back, our new house has two peach trees and right now they are filled to the brim with peaches.

Most of the peaches aren’t ready yet, but I was able to pick three large bowlfuls last night. I think I’ll try to can some of them this time!

What I really wish we had in our backyard was a lemon tree.

Lemon Butter Chicken Breasts

We already have chickens in our backyard… sooooo…. KIDDING!! 

I don’t think I could ever eat our chickens. They are just over 4 months old now and still not laying eggs yet. From what I’ve read they start laying eggs between 6 and 8 months. We can’t wait!

So this lemon butter chicken is simply amazing, guys! It’s a super quick and easy dinner recipe that only uses one skillet.

The chicken is seasoned with a little lemon pepper and then seared in a skillet full of hot butter. I found the recipe on BHG’s website and am sharing what I did to brighten it up even more (hint: basil) on their Delish Dish blog.

Lemon Butter Chicken Breasts

Seriously though, you guys need this dinner recipe in your summer line-up. It’s amazing!

Check out the post HERE!

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Lemon Butter Chicken Breasts

Brighten up dinner with these 6 ingredient, one skillet, Lemon Butter Chicken Breasts!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 271 kcal
Author: Shawn


  • 6 medium boneless skinless chicken breast halves, 1-1/2 pounds
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 2 lemons, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons basil leaves, fresh
  • cooked rice, Hot (optional)


  • Place each chicken breast half between two pieces of plastic wrap. Pound lightly into a rectangle about 1/4 to 1/8 inch thick. Remove plastic wrap. In a shallow bowl, combine the flour and salt. Coat chicken breasts with flour mixture. Sprinkle chicken breasts with lemon pepper.
  • In a 12-inch skillet cook the chicken breasts in the hot butter, half at a time, over medium-high heat for about 3 minutes on each side or until brown and no longer pink. Remove chicken from skillet. Add lemon slices to skillet; cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until lightly browned, turning once. Return all of the chicken to the skillet, overlapping chicken breasts slightly.
  • Drizzle lemon juice over the chicken breasts. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes more or until pan juices are slightly reduced. Serve chicken, lemon slices, basil and pan juices over hot cooked rice or pilaf, if desired.
Find the full recipe HERE


Calories: 271kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 416mg | Potassium: 488mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 384IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg
Keywords: basil, Butter, chicken breasts, Lemon, Skillet
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About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.

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Shawn Syphus

Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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