Lemon Cream Chicken Recipe
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Lemon Cream Chicken Recipe

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Mary Anne suggests her recipe for Lemon Cream Chicken. "If you want an entree that's quick, easy and elegant, you can't beat this one. The lemon cream sauce is what makes it irresistible. It goes so nicely with the chicken and mushrooms."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 45 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 45 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, divided
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 381 calories, 25g fat (15g saturated fat), 129mg cholesterol, 488mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 27g protein.


  1. In a shallow bowl, mix 1/2 cup flour, salt and pepper. Dip chicken breasts in flour mixture to coat both sides; shake off excess.
  2. In a large skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Cook chicken in batches until a thermometer reads 165°, 5-7 minutes per side. Remove chicken, reserving drippings in pan.
  3. Add broth to skillet; bring to a boil. Simmer, uncovered, until liquid is reduced to 1/3 cup, about 10 minutes. Stir in 3/4 cup cream, lemon juice and mushrooms; cook over medium-low heat 5 minutes.
  4. In a small bowl, mix the remaining flour and cream until smooth; stir into sauce. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, 1-2 minutes. Add chicken; heat through. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Lemon Cream Chicken in Taste of Home February/March 2001, p44

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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sgronholz User ID: 1473861 241912
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2016

"What an outstanding recipe! I've been making this delicious chicken since the recipe was first published in Taste of Home, and it remains a family favorite!"

Cicarrillo7815q User ID: 8508994 231764
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2015

"Great receipe! My family absolutely loved it. I substituted limes instead of lemons and it still came out perfect! I also seasoned the flour for coating the chicken, with thyme. My husband, teenager and my 8 year old gobbled it down. Kept hearing mmmmm over and over again. Thank you for sharing receipe."

cherylltalbot User ID: 2878779 226578
Reviewed May. 19, 2015

"Nothing wrong with this recipe, but too bland for us. My husband remarked that it was "ok, but don't bother making this again". We will stick with piccata when we want the chicken and lemon flavor combination."

millsapm User ID: 1794642 219678
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2015

"Great recipe. Followed as written except to serve over basil flavored linguine. It made enough sauce for us. My 4 and 6 year olds went back for seconds."

pixie9999 User ID: 2561170 204121
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2014

"This was delicious. On his first bite my husband said, "oh this is good" then told me 3 more times this was really good. Will definitely make this again."

Mrskelly User ID: 6433735 204120
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2013

"Absolutely delicious! Any time a recipe calls for fresh mushrooms, I always saute them with diced white onion, a splash of wine (red or white) and organic beef stock. I went ahead and started the mushrooms in a separate pan beforehand, then got going with the rest of the dish. It takes longer to saute the mushrooms but is so worth it for the true, full flavor they can add. I doubled the sauce recipe because I know my family and they're crazy for sauces. Other than those two changes, I made the recipe as it was. So, so delicious. I actually caught my daughter licking the extra sauce up from her plate! ;-)"

Potroast911 User ID: 3101033 91246
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2012

"It was very rich, but still delicious. We had my sister and her family over for dinner and when the sauce was all gone she actually went to the kitchen and licked the pan clean. Wonderful recipe, thank you!"

peaceful_816 User ID: 2043694 84343
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2012

"Super easy to make, and tastes so good! Definitely a repeat recipe!"

sylviasaturn User ID: 4711875 51243
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2011

"Made this tonight and me and my family loved it. Had plenty of sauce, but I see why other reviews mentioned making double the sauce - it was yummy!"

eli05 User ID: 3750978 84888
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2011

"Didn't change a thing. So yummy!"

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