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Lemon Basil Chicken

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars

"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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35 m servings 193 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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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 g fat; 4.6 g carbohydrates; 23.8 g protein; 78 mg cholesterol; 382 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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

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...

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 delicious. I made as recommended!!!