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Italian Skillet Lemon Chicken with Herbs

by Adina 21/10/2015 10 comments

A short and simple recipe for you today. Chicken breast pieces in a lemon-herb sauce. Few ingredients, a little time spent cooking but a great result nonetheless. The chicken is tender, the sauce tangy and refreshing. And everything will be ready in about half an hour. You might need a bit more time if you serve this with baked potatoes and vegetables like I did, but you can choose to serve it with some Italian bread and a green salad. Then you will definitely not need more than 30 minutes for this.

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Italian Lemon Chicken


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Serves: 4

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  • 600 g/ 21 oz small chicken fillets
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 2 large sage leaves
  • 1 large lemon
  • a pinch of sugar
  • salt and white pepper
  1. Wash and dry the chicken fillets, then cut them in half.
  2. Heat the butter in a large pan and fry the chicken until golden all around.
  3. In the meantime chop the onion very finely. Add it to the chicken and fry shortly while you chop the herbs. Add the herbs to the pan and cook shortly.
  4. Juice the lemon and mix the juice with 4 tablespoons water. Give this mixture to the pan, cover the pan and cook for about 15 minutes on a low flame. Remove the lid for the last 5 minutes to allow the sauce to thicken a little. Check if the chicken is cooked after about 12 minutes already, do not overcook it. It should be completely cooked through but still very tender.
  5. Adjust the taste with salt and pepper and a pinch of sugar if necessary.

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[email protected]'s Recipes 21/10/2015 - 20:12

Those chicken fillets look really succulent and tender, Adina. It makes a perfect meal with those roasted root veggies.

Adina 22/10/2015 - 09:30

Thank you, Angie.

Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary 22/10/2015 - 16:38

Love how simple, yet delicious this chicken is, Adina! Super flavorful and perfect for any day of the week! Perfect! Cheers, girlfriend! <3

Adina 22/10/2015 - 19:58

Thank you, Cheyanne, this is indeed a perfect week dish when you don’t feel like spending too much time cooking.

Monica 22/10/2015 - 17:45

Lemon and herbs just go so nicely with chicken. Great weeknight (or weekend) dinner here!

Adina 22/10/2015 - 20:00

Lemon and chicken is indeed one of my favorite combinations, I have cooked countless chickens with one or another version of lemon sauce. 🙂

Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen 23/10/2015 - 14:17

Wow! Adina! Love how simple, easy and delicious this lemon chicken is. Sounds perfect for a weeknight meal. You have a lovely weekend! 🙂

Adina 25/10/2015 - 09:52

Thank you, Anu. You have a lovely weekend too.! 🙂

makesushi 25/10/2015 - 16:28

I love Italian food. You made just the perfect combination of the lemon chicken and the herbs. And so easy to make.

Adina 25/10/2015 - 17:39

Thank you. I am glad you like it. ?


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