Lemon Pepper Chicken with Creamy Garlic Sauce

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 or for a crowded dinner party.

This isn’t an overly rich dish, but it is satisfying, and if you serve it with a vegetable it’s definitely not too heavy in my opinion. You can easily thicken up the sauce if you wish with flour and butter. 

Before this recipe, I hadn’t used lemon pepper seasoning in forever. I used to use it often; on shrimp, fish and veggies – but somehow it got neglected for what is probably years now. Anyhow, it’s a versatile seasoning that makes the most delicious sauce, and I’m glad that I resurrected it.

Ingredients:

  • 3 boneless chicken breasts, halved horizontally to make 6
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter, divided
  • 4 tbsp. of your favorite Cracked Pepper & Lemon Seasoning, divided
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup of low-sodium chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup of half & half or heavy cream
  • 2/3 cup of finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 tbsp. of freshly squeezed lemon juice

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • In a shallow bowl mix flour and 2 tablespoons of lemon pepper seasoning.
  • Dredge chicken in mixture, shake off excess and set aside.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of butter in a large skillet or cast iron pan over medium-high heat.
  • Fry the chicken, skin side down, for 3-4 minutes until golden brown.
  • Flip chicken and cook 2-3 minutes on other side. Remove from skillet.
  • Place chicken on lightly greased baking sheet. Bake for about 10-20 minutes (depending on size and type), until chicken is fully cooked and juices run clear and is no longer pink in the middle.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of butter in medium saucepan.
  • Add garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for about 1 minute.
  • Add chicken stock and 4 tablespoon of pepper & lemon seasoning and bring to a boil.
  • Add half & half or heavy cream and bring to a boil.
  • Add parmesan cheese and stir until melted and creamy.
  • Reduce heat to simmer, stirring frequently. Pour in lemon juice and stir together.
  • Place cooked chicken into skillet. Garnish with lemon slices, parsley and/or capers.
  • Serve over noodles, veggies, pasta or rice. This time I paired the chicken with Orzo Stuffing. Enjoy!

Enjoy – see you in the Kitchen!

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