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Healthy lemon skillet chicken is a delightful way to use chicken breasts
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3.75 from 8 votes

Healthy Lemon Skillet Chicken

An easy lemon chicken recipe with bursts of fresh lemon and subtle hints of garlic and honey.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Chicken, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy lemon skillet chicken, healthy lemon skillet chicken recipe, lemon skillet chicken
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 226kcal
Author: Rachael


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • ¼ tsp oregano
  • ¼ tsp parsley
  • ¼ tsp rosemary
  • optional: fresh rosemary and lemon slices for garnish


  • Place chicken between pieces of plastic wrap, and use a meat mallet to pound chicken until even thickness
  • Season with salt and pepper on both sides.
  • Put butter in a large skillet, and turn on to medium heat.
  • Cook chicken for 5-7 minutes on each side over medium heat until browned and cooked through. Transfer to a plate and cover to keep warm.
  • To same skillet add broth, lemon juice, honey, minced garlic, and herbs
  • Whisk sauce together, and cook until it starts to reduce.
  • Add chicken back into pan, and coat with sauce cook until sauce is reduced to desired thickness.
  • Serve with fresh cracked pepper, lemon, and fresh rosemary as garnish if desired.


Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 278mg | Potassium: 449mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 295IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.4mg