Lemon Pepper Chicken combines lemon pepper breaded chicken in a light lemon sauce with a splash of fresh lemon juice and chicken broth. This quick and easy one-skillet chicken dinner is a refreshing dish and family favorite. Serve with broccoli and angel hair pasta or rice or with zoodles for a low-carb meal.

Lemon Pepper is a seasoning made from granulated or dried lemon zest. The lemon zest is combined with fresh cracked black pepper and sometimes with spices. The oils from the lemon zest are infused into the spices and then baked and dried. Lemon Pepper Seasoning is delicious on fish, chicken, pasta, and fresh grilled veggies.

Combine the flour, lemon pepper seasoning, and salt in a shallow, wide bowl. Dredge the chicken breasts into the flour mixture. Melt the butter and heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the breaded chicken breasts and cook until golden brown and cooked through. Chicken is done when it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees. Then remove the chicken, place it on an ovenproof plate, and put it in the oven uncovered on warm while you finish the rest of the dish.

If there are not a couple of tablespoons of fat left in the skillet, add equal amounts of butter and olive oil to make up the difference and melt it over medium-low heat. Add the garlic and cook for a minute, stirring frequently. Add the chicken broth and lemon juice and whisk to get the brown bits off the bottom of the skillet. Simmer and reduce the sauce for a few minutes. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Add the chicken back to the skillet and warm for a few minutes. If desired, garnish with fresh lemon slices, and chopped fresh parsley.

Rice or Angel Hair Pasta
Simple Garden Salad
Green Beans Almondine
French Baguette
Baked, Mashed, or Roasted Potatoes
French Onion Soup
Zoodles or Cauliflower Rice for a low-carb meal
Roasted Broccoli
Sauteed Asparagus

Use good quality Lemon Pepper, preferably from a spice shop if at all possible.
Chicken breasts these days are so big and thick. Cut them in half lengthwise to make 4 thinner chicken cutlets. It works out best for this recipe, so they cook all the way through, and it is still a good, healthy serving of protein.
Chicken is cooked through when it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
Cook the chicken over medium heat, as you want to cook the chicken golden brown without blackening the breading.
Use low-sodium chicken broth so the other flavors of the recipe will shine through without salt being the dominant flavor.
Add fresh lemon juice for maximum flavor,
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat the chicken in a skillet over medium-low heat or in the microwave at reduced power.
This delectable Lemon Pepper Chicken is easy, quick, and healthy. Put the ingredients on your shopping list today! You and your loved ones can enjoy a simple wholesome meal.

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