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

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place chicken breasts on a cutting board. Flatten slightly using the smooth side of a meat mallet. Dust both sides lightly with flour.

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  • 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.

  • 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

192.9 calories; 23.8 g protein; 4.6 g carbohydrates; 77.6 mg cholesterol; 381.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (17)

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Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2018
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 delicious. Sooooo easy and sooooo good thanks Lillian s Kitchen for sharing your recipe this one s a keeper for sure! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/28/2018
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 tasting and that balanced the recipe. Read More
25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2018
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 delicious. Sooooo easy and sooooo good thanks Lillian s Kitchen for sharing your recipe this one s a keeper for sure! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2018
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 delicious. Sooooo easy and sooooo good thanks Lillian s Kitchen for sharing your recipe this one s a keeper for sure! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2018
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 followed the recipe as written. I used two large chicken breasts that I then cut in half for four thinner filets. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2018
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 ways to make chicken and this is what we eat most. I made mine in my old faithful cast iron skillet so it made a nice crust on the chicken. I served it over Cheese tortellini's with a side of green beans and salad. I'm definitely going to make this again Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2018
This was so easy and absolutely delicious! I will make this over and over again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2018
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 chicken broth. Light lemony and yummy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/20/2018
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2018
Incredibly easy and delicious What a great recipe. Made just as directed. No need to change anything. We loved it Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/20/2018
I didn't bother to flatten the breasts and just cooked them longer. Otherwise followed the recipe exactly and it's delicious! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/20/2018
This was delicious. I made as recommended!!! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
08/28/2018
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 tasting and that balanced the recipe. Read More