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Herbed Chicken Breasts

“I love this recipe because it’s quick and makes a great presentation,” writes Mary Kay Dixson from Catlin, Illinois. ”I have a large pot of herbs in my kitchen. A few snips here and there turn an ordinary dish into something extraordinary.”
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 3 tablespoons minced chives
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Flatten chicken to 1/4-in. thickness; sprinkle with lemon-pepper. In a large skillet, saute chicken in 1 tablespoon each oil and butter for 6-7 minutes on each side or until juices run clear. Remove and keep warm.
  • Add lemon juice and mustard to the skillet; whisk until smooth. Whisk in broth, herbs, garlic, salt, and remaining oil and butter; simmer for 1 minute. Spoon over chicken.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 158 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 553mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 8g protein.

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  • tjhl48
    Mar 11, 2014

    This is an amazingly simple but fresh, light dish. So tasty and serves with a beautiful presentation. My 16 year old son said this recipe is a keeper! Great as a family meal or to serve for guests. I highly recommend this and think anyone and everyone should give it a try!

  • NinaH
    Aug 17, 2009

    I served this for 65 teenage boys and their leaders, I browned the chicken first and then put it into pans to bake for the final time. It was a huge hit, there was absolutely no leftovers. I used fresh herbs from my garden and the taste was unbeatable, thanks for the great recipe!

  • cookjan
    May 18, 2009

    Excellent recipe. Make enough for leftovers and try the leftovers in the "Chicke Noodle Casserole" from Quick Cooking submitted by Kay Pederson of Yellville, Arkansas. The flavor of the chicken really adds to the recipe. I will make this again!

  • Chris Recipes
    Oct 18, 2008

    This recipe is fantastic! I would double the sauce and include a little of the sauce over pasta (we had butternut squash stuffed ravioli with it) I cut the mustard down almost in half