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lemon pepper chicken in a skillet

Lemon Pepper Chicken

This easy lemon pepper chicken recipe is made with a handful of everyday ingredients and comes together fast! The perfect comfort food for busy weeknights.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword creamy lemon pepper chicken recipe, lemon pepper chicken breasts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 325kcal


  • 2 chicken breasts cut in half lengthwise
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter divided
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 2/3 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy/whipping cream
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon pepper


  • Cut the chicken breasts in half lengthwise so you've got 4 thinner pieces. Sprinkle them with salt (some lemon pepper blends contain salt so don't go overboard).
  • Add the oil and 1 tablespoon of the butter to a skillet over medium-high heat. Let the pan heat up for a few minutes.
  • Sear the chicken for 4-5 minutes/side, then transfer it to a plate.
  • Add the remaining butter to the pan and let it melt, then add in the garlic and sprinkle the flour in. Let it cook for about 30 seconds to 1 minute (stir it a couple times).
  • Add the broth, cream, and lemon pepper to the skillet. Whisk it for a minute or so until the flour dissolves.
  • Add the chicken back to the pan (and any juices from the plate), and let it cook for another 4-5 minutes or until the chicken has cooked through (165F) and the sauce has thickened a bit. You may need to turn the heat down if it's boiling like crazy (you want it to bubble fairly gently). Season with extra salt & pepper if needed and serve immediately.


  • If you're particularly sensitive to salt, use low sodium chicken broth, and look for a low or no salt brand of lemon pepper.
  • Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Salt & Lavender makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.


Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 128mg | Sodium: 336mg | Potassium: 482mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 646IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg