Easy Lemon Chicken With Rice

This chicken is so easy to make! I typically serve it with a long grain Basmati rice, and then a salad or other green vegetable. I don't know if "Lemon Chicken" is the best description, but it does call for lemon juice! I wanted to find a good chicken recipe, and I ended up tweaking until it was just perfect!

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45mins
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  • Season chicken breasts generously with garlic powder, parsley, pepper, and if desired (for a more lemon taste) lemon pepper. Sprinkle a light amount of salt of the chicken.
  • Heat up a skillet on high heat, and add butter and olive oil. Once hot (a sprinkle of water will "sizzle" in the oil), add seasoned chicken breasts.
  • Sear chicken on both sides until lightly browned, then remove the chicken from the skillet to a plate (keep burner on high the entire time).
  • Add lemon juice to the hot skillet and swirl it around to loosen all the chicken juices and flavor from the pan, but DO NOT DISCARD.
  • Add water quickly after lemon juice has picked up the spices. Add bouillon cubes and bring to a boil.
  • Stir in corn starch that has been dissolved in 1/2 Celsius cold water.
  • Wait for a reboil, and then add the chicken breasts back into the gravy mixture.
  • Wait for another reboil and then cover the skillet, and turn the heat to low.
  • Let chicken simmer for 15-20 minutes (I usually start rice in the rice maker at this point because our rice only takes about 15-20 minutes to cook, but you'll have to adjust based on your needs and equipment).
  • Serve chicken over rice.
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  1. Little Of Everything
    This chicken has amazing flavor when done right! The recipe is really quick at parts, so I get all of my ingredients measured and ready to go before I begin. I also scale back the lemon juice a little, espescially when using concentrated! I also use a little more cornstarch so it sets up quicker. The chicken turns out so juicy and flavorful, this is one of my favorites! Its great on brown rice, or even mashed potatoes, and I freeze the leftover sauce for a quick gravy. Thanks for this!
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  2. beckman03
    This chicken is so easy to make! I typically serve it with a long grain Basmati rice, and then a salad or other green vegetable. I don't know if "Lemon Chicken" is the best description, but it does call for lemon juice! I wanted to find a good chicken recipe, and I ended up tweaking until it was just perfect!
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