Lemon-Sage Chicken Recipe
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Lemon-Sage Chicken Recipe

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While this is my mom's recipe, I had completely forgotten about it and just recently found a copy of this fantastic dish. The rich sauce and wonderful batter that goes on the chicken makes this an exquisite entree that is ideal for company. —Denise Kleffman, Gardena, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan and Romano cheese blend
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • SAUCE:
  • 2 tablespoons chopped shallot
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage leaves
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons cold butter

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 593 calories, 38g fat (17g saturated fat), 319mg cholesterol, 452mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 44g protein.


  1. Flatten chicken to 1/2-in. thickness. In a shallow bowl, combine the eggs, cheese and seasonings. Place flour in another shallow bowl. Coat chicken with flour, then dip in egg mixture.
  2. In a large skillet, brown chicken in oil in batches. Transfer to a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 15-20 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 170°.
  3. In the drippings, saute shallot until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add the wine, lemon juice, herbs and lemon peel; cook over medium heat until liquid is reduced by half. Add cream; cook until thickened, stirring occasionally. Stir in butter until melted. Serve sauce with chicken. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Lemon-Sage Chicken in Taste of Home April/May 2011, p66

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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foxyhottcakes User ID: 8321657 234088
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2015

"I thought this dish was fantastic. Very good flavor; it tastes "fancy" but is very simple. I agree that it's a good dish for company."

tinafizz User ID: 6809260 233098
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2015

"This is excellent. So tender and moist and I love the flavor. I make it for a retreat center that I work at and the guests love it."

homemadewithlove User ID: 4311884 129943
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2014

"chicken comes out tender and juicy and the sauce is wonderful served with it over rice. Served it for a weeknight meal but special enough for company"

mholcombe User ID: 7325922 191745
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2013

"Wow! So delish! I will double the sauce next time because it was so yummy!"

amberjcarothers User ID: 4822390 111729
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2013

"This was very good ! It's fancy enough for a special occasion and easy enough for a week night."

JLS08 User ID: 5282006 178951
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2012

"This recipe is fantastic! I wouldn't change a thing. YUM!!!"

bamma8 User ID: 1097248 129885
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2012

"chicken comes out tender and the sauce is delicious. My husband mopped up what was left on rolls I made with it."

moralesae User ID: 6229301 178878
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2012

"This chicken is SO good! A little time consuming to make so I've only made it a couple times, but it is definitely worth it."

rasilaverie User ID: 4449517 188630
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2012

"Excellent recipie. Highly recommend it. I've made this multiple times and each time, my fiance's face lights up!"

leroue User ID: 1366710 120255
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2011

"This is an Olive Garden copy cat recipe. It's delicious."

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