Lemon-Pepper Skillet Chicken

Lemon-pepper seasoned chicken, cooked in a butter sauce. An easy and quick dinner for any night of the week!

Lemon-pepper skillet chicken recipe from @bakedbyrachel Have dinner on the table in under 20 minutes!

We made it through the blizzard! No loss of power or anything to complain about really, besides the amount of snow (32 inches)! I swear with every storm we somehow end up in a sweet spot that just gets dumped on. This storm was no exception.

We were prepared for the worst, as I know many were. Better to be safe than sorry! Plus, bread will be eaten and water doesn’t go bad. Want in on a little secret? When a storm is coming, don’t go to the grocery store where it will inevitably be mobbed. Go to Target. Ours was a practically a ghost town. Seriously. I went Monday after seeing how mobbed the grocery store was. I already had everything I needed, but you know… non-essentials that help with your sanity while being trapped inside with kids bouncing off the walls. More snacks, coloring books etc.

Target. Sanity saver. Money eater.

Lemon-pepper skillet chicken recipe from @bakedbyrachel

I realized recently that I don’t have nearly enough regular non pasta or soup type entrees, so… here’s dinner! A non-pasta or soup for dinner, that’s tasty and super easy to whip up! Seriously, less than 20 minutes and you’ll have dinner on the table. I love quick meals like this!

Butter fried chicken breasts coated in a flavorful lemon-pepper seasoning. Refreshing, easy and an absolute must make! Serve with a green salad, rice or vegetables… and of course an extra spritz of fresh lemon juice! It’s sure to be a new family favorite!
Lemon-pepper skillet chicken recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Lemon-Pepper Skillet Chicken

Lemon-pepper seasoned chicken, cooked in a butter sauce. An easy and quick dinner for any night of the week!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken, Dinner
Servings: 2 plus


  • 2 large chicken breasts halved (or 4 small breasts)
  • 1/4 C unsalted butter
  • 1/3 C all purpose flour
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 3/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1 lemon sliced


  • Flatten chicken breasts using a meat tenderizer to between 1/4 and 1/2-inch thickness. Add flour and chicken breasts to a large bag. Toss to coat well. Set aside.
  • Combine lemon zest and seasonings in a small bowl. Season both sides of each chicken breast well.
  • Melt butter in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add seasoned chicken breasts, cooking 2-4 minutes per side. Remove chicken breasts from skillet. Cook lemon slices for 30 seconds on each side. Return chicken to pan, cook for an additional minute.
  • Serve with a green salad, rice or vegetables.


Recipe serves 2-4.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

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24 Responses to “Lemon-Pepper Skillet Chicken”

  1. #
    elcoladorchino — January 28, 2015 at 7:13 am

    Looks yummy, tasty ^^

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      Rachel — January 28, 2015 at 8:14 am

      Thank you!

  2. #
    marpy hayse — January 28, 2015 at 8:20 am

    Oh. Em. Gee. This looks “simply” delish!

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      Rachel — January 29, 2015 at 7:36 am

      Thanks so much :)

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    Julie @ Table for Two — January 28, 2015 at 8:32 am

    Yay for surviving the storm!! I can’t believe how much you guys got. We’d be completely shut down here for weeks ;) love this lemon pepper chicken – skillet dinners are awesome for weeknights!

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      Rachel — January 29, 2015 at 7:36 am

      Now to clean up the rest of the snow ;)

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — January 28, 2015 at 11:48 am

    So glad that you made it through the blizzard! I knew you were in the middle of it and saw you got a lot of snow!
    My Hubby loves lemon pepper chicken! I need to make this for him!

    • #
      Rachel — January 29, 2015 at 7:36 am

      He’d love this!

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    Senika @ Foodie Blog Stalker — January 28, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    So glad you survived! I’m in So Cal & people go crazy with 1/4 inch of rain. I can’t imagine 32 of SNOW! This chicken looks amazing, love the lemons!

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      Rachel — January 29, 2015 at 7:37 am

      I’ll trade you! I’ll happily take that 1/4-inch of rain any day over this ;)

  6. #
    Amanda — January 29, 2015 at 10:33 pm

    This looks amazing, I love the flavors!

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      Rachel — January 30, 2015 at 7:43 am

      Thanks Amanda!

  7. #
    Pierre-Luc — February 8, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    That was easy, quick and tasty! I’ll definitely do it again. Thanks!

    • #
      Rachel — February 9, 2015 at 8:09 am

      So glad you enjoyed it!

  8. #
    Mamuna — September 11, 2015 at 7:40 am

    Went through ur recipes… Have shortlisted quite a few to try…
    Making this tonight inshaALLAH… Looking fwd to it… Yummm

    • #
      Rachel — September 11, 2015 at 10:21 am

      I hope you enjoy it! :)

  9. #
    Beth — February 10, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    Made this tonight, was easy and both my hubby and I like it. I am a new cook, I’ve been married for 40 years and got by by heating up stuff! lol

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      Rachel — February 11, 2016 at 7:35 am

      I’m so glad you both enjoyed it, Beth! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

  10. #
    shelby — July 31, 2016 at 8:21 am

    I love this is quick and easy and it is very elegant looking also! Something easily served to company!

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      Rachel — July 31, 2016 at 8:55 am

      Thanks Shelby!

  11. #
    Melissa Duvall-Oleszek — January 19, 2021 at 7:43 pm

    I can’t even count how many times I’ve made this recipe now. It is hands down the best! It’s even good on the grill or baked

    • #
      Rachel — January 21, 2021 at 8:50 am

      So glad you’ve enjoyed it!

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    Grace — April 20, 2022 at 4:28 pm

    Everyone who is reading this, YOU HAVE TO TRY MAKING THIS! I have been making this recipe for about a year now and EVERY single person I have made it for has loved it and asked for the recipe. This is the juiciest chicken you will ever have and it has so much flavor. Not bland and Not dry. This is a staple in my house and everyone constantly craves this and asks me to make it. Do yourself a favor and make this chicken!!

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      Rachel — April 21, 2022 at 11:24 am

      So glad to hear everyone has enjoyed it! Thank you for sharing. :)

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