Lemon chicken recipe

August 10, 2023 (Last Updated: August 8, 2023)
Lemon chicken

A quick and easy zesty lemon chicken recipe that makes the perfect mid-week meal!

Lemon chicken

By Kate Turner Serves: 4
Total Time: 25 minutes


  • The chicken
  • 4 chicken breasts, pounded until ½ cm thick 
  • 1 tsp salt 
  • 1 tsp pepper 
  • 4 tbsp flour
  • The sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • ½ cup chicken stock 
  • ¼ cup white wine 
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • ½ cup cream


For the chicken


Season the chicken breasts with the salt and pepper. Then coat in the flour, shaking off any excess.


Heat some oil over medium-high heat, cook the chicken breasts, turning occasionally until browned on all sides and almost cooked through. Set aside to rest.

For the sauce


In the same pan, sauté the garlic until fragrant. Deglaze the pan with chicken stock and white wine.


Add the lemon juice, parsley, and cream. Bring to a boil and allow to reduce for 3 minutes.


Add the chicken breasts and cover. Simmer until cooked all the way through. Season to taste.


Dish the chicken up onto a serving platter and spoon over the lemony sauce. Serve with extra parsley and fried lemon slices.

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Recipes & Styling: Kate Turner

Photography: K-Leigh Siebriz

Recipe styled by: Kate Turner

Recipe photographer: K-Leigh Siebriz

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