Skillet Chicken With Lemon Chive Sauce

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  • 32 mins
  • Prep: 8 mins,
  • Cook: 24 mins
  • Yield: Serves 6

The buttery lemon and chive sauce adds flavor to these chicken breasts. This quick and easy skillet chicken uses boneless chicken breast halves and simple seasonings to make a tasty everyday meal.

Serve this chicken with rice, potatoes, or angel hair pasta and a tossed salad.

Add a few tablespoons of dry white wine to the chicken stock if you'd like.

What You'll Need

  • 4 to 6 chicken breast halves (boneless and without skin)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • Dash of Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Optional: garlic powder
  • For the Sauce:
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives
  • Juice and finely grated zest of 1/2 lemon (about 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons lemon juice and 1 scant teaspoon zest)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash freshly ground pepper

How to Make It

  1. Sprinkle the chicken breast halves with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  2. In a large skillet, heat butter and olive oil over medium heat. Add the boneless chicken breast halves and cook over medium heat, turning, until both sides are nicely browned.
  3. Add the chicken stock to the skillet and simmer, covered, for 15 to 20 minutes longer, until chicken is cooked through.
  4. Meanwhile, melt the 6 tablespoons of butter in a small saucepan; add the chives, juice and zest, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, and a dash of pepper. Bring to a simmer.
  1. Drizzle the sauce over the chicken just before serving.

Expert Tips

  • Add a few tablespoons of dry white wine to the chicken stock if you'd like.
  • Add a few lemon slices to the pan along with the chicken stock.

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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 938
Total Fat 62 g
Saturated Fat 22 g
Unsaturated Fat 24 g
Cholesterol 315 mg
Sodium 332 mg
Carbohydrates 1 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Protein 88 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)