Chicken With a Lemon Herb Sauce

READY IN: 25mins




  • Preheat an oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the olive oil and swirl to coat the skillet.
  • Season the chicken breast with salt and pepper on the smooth side of each breast.
  • Place in the skillet seasoned side down and cook without disturbing until brown and crisp, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Season the top side of the chicken and flip.
  • Cook 1 minute over the burner; then transfer the skillet to the oven until chicken registers 165 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer, about 6 to 8 minutes more.
  • Place on a cutting board and let rest.
  • For the sauce, smash the garlic clove, sprinkle with the salt, and with the side of a large knife, mash and smear the mixture to a coarse paste.
  • Transfer to a blender with the parsley, mint, pepper, lemon zest, and juice.
  • Pulse until coarsely chopped and then slowly drizzle in the olive oil.
  • Pour into the skillet and deglaze the pan with the sauce.
  • Slice the chicken into small strips or shred and place back in the skillet.
  • Heat over medium until heated through.