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!

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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

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Lemon-Pepper Skillet Chicken

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 2 plus
Lemon-pepper seasoned chicken, cooked in a butter sauce. An easy and quick dinner for any night of the week!


  • 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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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keywords: Chicken, Dinner