Lemon Pepper Chicken

Hello there–  There are a few reasons I love this chicken:
#1. It’s delectable.
#2. It’s pretty on your plate with steamed broccoli and a chunk of crusty bread.
#3. I can put it on the table in about 30 minutes.
#4. Luckily, I had all the ingredients in the kitchen (no trip to the market)
#5. I get to pass the recipe on to you…

LEMON PEPPER CHICKEN
2 medium chicken breasts
2 tab. olive oil
garlic salt
freshly ground pepper
1 cup chicken broth
3 cloves garlic, minced
dash of red pepper
2 tab. lemon juice (1 small lemon)
1/3 cup red onion, chopped fine
lemon slices for garnish

Filet the chicken breasts slicing them horizontally to make 4 flat servings.  Liberally sprinkle both sides with garlic salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Heat the olive oil in a skillet and then drop in the chicken.  Cook on high heat just 2 or 3 minutes on each side until the chicken is well browned.  Remove from the skillet and set aside.

In a container with a tight fitting lid,  shake together the chicken broth, garlic, red pepper, lemon juice and cornstarch until it is well blended.  Set aside.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In the skillet, saute the red onion a couple minutes until it turns tender (add a splash of oil if the pan seems dry).  Then pour in the chicken broth mixture and stir 3 or 4 minutes until it thickens.

Nestle the chicken back into the sauce (or put them both in a baking dish if your skillet is not oven proof)– and cook the chicken 15 to 20  minutes, until the chicken is tender,  in a 350 degree oven.

While that’s cooking, slice your remaining lemon and brown it in the pan juices in the skillet for a couple minutes.

When the chicken comes out of the oven, serve it up on a platter, grind on a bit more black pepper and add the lemon slices as garnish.  Serve any extra sauce on the side.   Delish!

16 thoughts on “Lemon Pepper Chicken

  1. Yum!!! This looks fantastic, Rhonda. I really love browning the lemon, makes it so sweet and tasty. I love your recipes. So fun. 🙂 Have a great rest of your week and smiles my friend. xo ~~Debbie

  2. Hi Rhonda – I like any recipe that can be whipped up in 30 minutes and requires no special ingredients. Doncha feel like something all you do is run to the grocery store?? Gah! Anyhow, I wish you the loveliest of Mother’s Days! -Kat

    • Oh gosh Kat!! You hit it on the head! I used to make a detailed list and shop for our whole week– done. But now with no kids in the house, I just cook by the seat of my pants and am at the market 4 time a week! It’s a problem! Happy Mothers Day right back to you friend!! xo

  3. Yum! 💕 Every time I visit here you have the most delish amazing recipes that seem so easy to make. I love that! And this sounds like another one. Thanks Rhonda. 🙂 xo

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