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Pan-Fried Chicken Athena Recipe

The flavors of everyday pantry items ring out in perfect harmony in these herbaceous pan-fried chicken breasts. —Bobby Taylor, LaPorte, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley or 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • Lemon wedges


  • 1. Flatten chicken breasts to 1/2-in. thickness. In a large skillet, cook chicken in butter over medium heat for 5-6 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 170°; remove and keep warm.
  • 2. In the same skillet, add the lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, mustard and salt. Bring to a boil. Remove from the heat; stir in chives and parsley. Spoon over chicken and serve with lemon wedges. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast with 1 tablespoon sauce: 240 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 109mg cholesterol, 348mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 34g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 fat.

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homemadewithlove User ID: 4311884 256338
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2016

"easy recipe, but did not care for the sauce."

lmmanda User ID: 1101093 125888
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2014

"Very good dish. I took the advice of other reviewers and doubled the sauce. chicken turned out very tender and juicy,"

twen1977 User ID: 4667789 198625
Reviewed May. 4, 2014

"This is delicious but you do need to double all of the ingredients for the sauce. My whole family including the kids love this recipe. It is a regular in our house."

csteve04 User ID: 3413037 184407
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2013

"We made this the other night and it was delicious. Because it is only my husband and I, we only used two chicken breast halves but we kept the sauce recipe as us. We had enough sauce for the two of us but if we made it for more people we'd double the sauce. This recipe will be added into the dinner time rotation."

kat83 User ID: 2934264 151821
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2012

"To tangy for my liking and there didnt seem to be enough sauce, we only had enough for maybe a tsp per breast?"

eleyana User ID: 1142513 213060
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2011

"Kids devoured it. Great, quick and very flavorful way to make chicken breasts."

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