Lemon-Pepper Chicken Recipe
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Lemon-Pepper Chicken Recipe

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“This entree is a favorite for days when I volunteer for area activities and don’t have much time for dinner.” Phyl Broich-Wessling - Garner, IA
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:2 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onion
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon sherry or chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with about 2 tablespoons sauce equals 238 calories, 14 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 93 mg cholesterol, 249 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 23 g protein.


  1. Flatten chicken to 1/2-in. thickness. In a large skillet, cook chicken in 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until juices run clear. Remove and keep warm.
  2. In the same skillet, combine the green onion, lemon juice, sherry, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, lemon-pepper and remaining butter. Cook and stir over medium heat for 3-4 minutes or until heated through. Serve with chicken. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Lemon-Pepper Chicken in Simple & Delicious November/December 2009, p24

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Jul. 20, 2014

"The lemon juice really stood out to us in this recipe. It was good, but I'm going to cut back on the lemon juice next time or use the juice of a real lemon."

Reviewed Oct. 9, 2011

"Absolutely delicious! I didnt have green onions so used yellow onions and still great.. cant imagine how good it should taste with the green onions. This one is a winner!"

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