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My Mother’s Lemony Chicken with Broccoli

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


  • 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 zest
  • 4 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • Lemon wedges
  • Hot cooked rice, optional


  • 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.
  • 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 zest 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.
Nutrition 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.

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  • Ken
    Jul 1, 2020

    It's tasty but cooking the broccoli covered at 10 minutes is too long. It will lose its bright color. Also, the sauce is a bit thin. I would add something sweet such as honey or a bit of sugar to make the sauce syrupy.

  • gremaux
    May 21, 2020

    VERY GOOD But not worth the effort

  • Jessica
    Apr 30, 2020

    This was amazing!!! The flavors were so delicious. I made exactly as recipe states. Perhaps I cut my chicken into smaller strips, which I liked ....but it was a hit with my husband and 2 boys!!!

  • Rush
    Apr 28, 2020

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  • Melissa
    Apr 20, 2020

    I just typed chicken, broccoli and lemon into my search engine and came across this recipe. So glad I did! It was delicious - and I love that it has pretty basic ingredients that I already had in the house. My family loved it and I will definitely be making it again.

  • Jelena
    Apr 12, 2020

    Made this tonight for my husband and I and it was a hit! So delicious. Thank you!

  • Sydney
    Apr 8, 2020

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  • raboyd
    Mar 23, 2020

    Delicious! Made this last night exactly as written. Whole family loved it. We added a bit of Soya Sauce at the table to taste.

  • Sherry
    Mar 17, 2020

    I made this last night and we loved it, I used a little more lemon juice and zest and also used smoked paprika since that’s all I had on hand and basmati rice, also side dish of cole slaw and sautéed onions and yellow squash ??

  • No_Time_To_Cook
    Jul 11, 2019

    I really enjoyed this.... simple and flavorful. I will definitely make it again