5 Ingredient Lemon Chicken

A tasty recipes ready in under 20 minutes and with a short ingredient list. This 5 ingredient lemon chicken is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner.

I love tasty recipes ready in under 20 minutes and with a short ingredient list most of which can be found right in your pantry. This 5 ingredient lemon chicken is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner.

It’s simple to make, tender, juicy, slightly crisp around the edges and packed with lots of fresh lemony flavor.

First, you pound the chicken breasts until they’re about 1.5 cm (3/4 inch) thick, then you sprinkle them with lemon pepper seasoning and dredge with some flour to give it a crisp outer layer while they are pan-frying. Pan fry the chicken until is golden and, when it’s done, remove it from the skillet and cook the lemon slices for a few minutes on each side. Place the chicken back into the skillet, squeeze lemon juice, garnish with chopped parsley and that’s it….dinner is served!

I used skinless boneless chicken breast, if you prefer chicken thighs or drumsticks, just modify the cooking time to make sure you don’t over or undercook it.

Enjoy this 5 ingredient lemon chicken with rice, a side salad, steamed veggies or mashed potatoes.

If you are searching for a quick, easy and delicious meal you’ve come to the right place. 5 ingredients, one skillet,  16 minutes and you are ready to go!

5 ingredient lemon chicken
5 Ingredient Lemon Chicken
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
11 mins
Total Time:
16 mins
Author: As Easy As Apple Pie
Course: Main Course

A tasty recipe ready in under 20 minutes. This 5 ingredient lemon chicken is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner.

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (450 grams / 1 lb)
  • 2 teaspoons lemon pepper seasoning low sodium
  • 30 grams (1/4 cup) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 lemon sliced
  • the juice of half lemon
  • fresh chopped parsley optional
  1. Cover the chicken breasts with plastic wrap and pound until each piece is about 1.5 cm (1/2 inch) thick.
  2. Season the chicken with lemon pepper seasoning, dredge in flour and shake off any excess.
  3. Melt the butter over medium high heat, and pan-fry the chicken until golden brown (about 3 minutes per side).
  4. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  5. Add lemon slices to the pan and brown them, about 2 minute per side.
  6. Add the chicken breasts back to the pan and drizzle with lemon juice.
  7. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve hot!
  8. Enjoy!

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Calories: 201, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 81mg, Sodium: 333mg, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 27g

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A tasty recipes ready in under 20 minutes and with a short ingredient list. This 5 ingredient lemon chicken is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner.

5 comments on “5 Ingredient Lemon Chicken”

  1. Elena, this is so pretty. I love your presentation. Lemon and chicken sound great together. and I’m going to give this a try. I’m always looking for easy, yummy meals!

  2. looking at the nutrition facts, where is all the sodium coming from, you are using unsalted butter, no sodium in flour or pepper, 1 chicken breast skinless has far less than 333 mg . ??

    • Hi Rocco! I used my fitness pal to calculate the nutritional fact. The sodium is coming from the lemon pepper seasoning.

      • Thanks, I’m on a very low sodium diet, I found Mrs Dash lemon pepper which has no sodium , recipe is great we love it.

      • I am glad you liked the recipe!I bought the same seasoning yesterday: Mrs Dash lemon pepper seasoning salt-free ๐Ÿ™‚

        Thank you for bringing it to my attention, I will add a note to the recipe

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