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Lemon Basil Chicken

Rated as 4.43 out of 5 Stars
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"Fabulous lemon basil chicken dish that is always a crowd pleaser! Quick and easy, this recipe never fails. Serve plain or over rice."
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Ingredients

35 m servings 193
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Place chicken breasts on a cutting board. Flatten slightly using the smooth side of a meat mallet. Dust both sides lightly with flour.
  2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat until bubbling. Saute chicken breasts until lightly browned, about 3 minutes per side. Add chicken stock, lemon juice, basil, and lemon zest. Cover and simmer until chicken is no longer pink in the center, about 10 minutes.
  3. Transfer chicken to a warm platter. Cover loosely to keep warm. Boil remaining liquid over high heat, uncovered, until reduced to 1/2 cup. Spoon sauce over chicken.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 193 calories; 8.4 4.6 23.8 78 382 Full nutrition

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6.9.18 I used chicken tenders instead of chicken breasts (what I had on hand), otherwise, followed the recipe . The magic happens when you cook down the sauce, it just gets lemon-y and super d...

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Easy enough recipe for a weeknight but it was far too acidic for us. Hubs, who will eat just about anything , didn't care for this. I added 1 tsp of unpasteurized honey to the liquid, after tast...

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6.9.18 I used chicken tenders instead of chicken breasts (what I had on hand), otherwise, followed the recipe . The magic happens when you cook down the sauce, it just gets lemon-y and super d...

I made this for my family of four, including two children. Everyone loved it! We served it over pasta shells and with a side of sauteed green beans. I will definitely make this again. Also, I f...

This was so tasty and easy to make, I wish it would have produced more gravy, as it was just enough for three servings. I wanted more, more, and more gravy! I am always trying to find tasty wa...

A keeper for certain! I did add a clove of garlic and next time will add fresh basil to garnish and further flavor the chicken. No additional seasonings needed if you are using a full salt chick...

Good flavor and easy. If I made again, I will not cover the skillet at all during cooking. The chicken was tough, and I am pretty sure covering the pan was the cause.

This was so easy and absolutely delicious! I will make this over and over again.

Easy enough recipe for a weeknight but it was far too acidic for us. Hubs, who will eat just about anything , didn't care for this. I added 1 tsp of unpasteurized honey to the liquid, after tast...

Incredibly easy and delicious What a great recipe. Made just as directed. No need to change anything. We loved it

Such a great recipe! Quick and easy followed the recipe except I used frozen boneless skinless chicken breasts (what I had) cut into strips and added lemon pepper so so good:) I paired it with r...