Tilapia & Lemon Sauce

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

Updated: Feb. 10, 2022
Serve this lemon tilapia with any tossed salad full of your favorite vegetables and buttered bread. It's easy, quick and unique. And it's a big hit with company, too. —Susan Taul, Birmingham, Alabama
Tilapia & Lemon Sauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tilapia fillets (4 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons butter, divided
  • 1/3 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons white wine or additional reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 cups hot cooked rice
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted


  1. In a shallow bowl, combine 1/4 cup flour and salt. Dip fillets in flour mixture.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, cook fillets in 2 tablespoons butter over medium-high heat until fish just begins to flake with a fork, 4-5 minutes on each side. Remove and keep warm.
  3. In the same skillet, melt remaining 2 teaspoons butter. Stir in remaining 1 tablespoon flour until smooth; gradually whisk in broth, wine and lemon juice. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes. Stir in parsley. Serve fish and sauce with rice; garnish with almonds.

Nutrition Facts

1 fillet with 1/2 cup rice and 4 teaspoons sauce: 334 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 593mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 26g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 3 very lean meat, 2 starch, 2 fat.