Skillet Lemon Butter Chicken

Skillet Lemon Butter Chicken


A simple and easy to make one pan chicken is coated in lemon butter sauce and comes together in under 15 minutes.


  • 4 large chicken breasts halved (or 4 small chicken breasts)
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • thyme, to taste (optional)


  1. Flatten chicken breasts out using a meat tenderizer to about 1/4 inch thick. Place flour, salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a large Ziploc bag. Shake to mix. Add chicken breasts and shake once more to coat chicken.
  2. Melt butter in a large heavy-duty pan on medium-high heat. Add floured chicken breasts and cook for 3-4 minutes per side or until lightly browned. The butter will begin to foam then settle down.
  3. Remove chicken from the pan and add the lemon slices and thyme to pan. Cook lemon slices for 1 about 1 minute per side. Return chicken to pan and top with the cooked lemons.
  4. Serve with a rice, veggies or salad.