My Mother's Lemony Chicken with Broccoli Recipe
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My Mother's Lemony Chicken with Broccoli Recipe

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My mom used to make super succulent chicken with broccoli for our family in Montana. The few lucky guests invited for supper could not stop raving. —Jessy Drummond, Springfield, Tennessee
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch strips
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice, divided
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 4 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • Lemon wedges
  • Hot cooked rice, optional

Nutritional Facts

3 ounces cooked chicken with 3/4 cup broccoli (calculated without rice): 304 calories, 15g fat (8g saturated fat), 122mg cholesterol, 716mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 3g fiber), 28g protein.


  1. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. In a shallow bowl, mix flour, garlic powder and paprika. In another shallow bowl, whisk egg and 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Dip chicken in egg mixture, then in flour mixture; shake off excess.
  2. In a large skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Add chicken; cook 4-6 minutes on each side or until no longer pink. Remove and keep warm. Add broth, lemon peel and remaining lemon juice to skillet; bring to a boil. Stir in broccoli. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 8-10 minutes or until broccoli is tender. Serve with chicken, lemon wedges and, if desired, rice. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as My Mother's Lemony Chicken with Broccoli in Simple & Delicious April/May 2015

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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NoodleNel User ID: 6393598 249181
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2016

"I doubled this recipe for 7 including 2 young, hungry men. It was a hit. I used bottled lemon juice and lemon zest from the spice rack."

dschultz01 User ID: 1076910 231045
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2015

"This was very quick to prepare. I just used bottled lemon juice and left out the lemon zest, but will try it next time with a fresh lemon."

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