Lemon Chicken With Garlic and Wine

Lemon Chicken
Diana Rattray
  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Servings: 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
947 Calories
52g Fat
20g Carbs
91g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 947
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 52g 67%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 284mg 95%
Sodium 725mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Protein 91g
Calcium 128mg 10%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Chicken breast halves are an excellent option when you need a quick meal. While boneless chicken breasts can be boring, it's all in the ingredients. A tasty lemon and garlic sauce flavors these easy skillet chicken breasts, and the dish takes only 30 minutes to fix and cook.


  • 2 pounds chicken breast halves
  • Kosher salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 green onions (thinly sliced)
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup white wine (dry)
  • 2 strips lemon peel (1-inch strips)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Optional: 1 to 2 tablespoons capers (rinsed and drained)

Steps to Make It

  1. If the chicken breasts are large, slice them in half horizontally to make thin cutlets. If they are small, pound them lightly between sheets of plastic wrap to an even thickness.

  2. Sprinkle the chicken pieces with salt and pepper and dredge with flour.

  3. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter with the olive oil. Sauté the chicken until browned, about 4 to 5 minutes on each side.

  4. Remove the chicken and add the garlic and green onions to the skillet. Sauté just until slightly wilted and aromatic, about 30 seconds.

  5. Add the chicken broth, wine, and lemon zest to the skillet. Simmer over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes to reduce and concentrate the flavors.

  6. Add the chicken back to the pan; cover and simmer for about 10 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Stir in lemon juice and capers and cook for 1 minute longer.

  7. Serve the chicken with hot cooked rice or pasta.