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Creamy lemon parmesan chicken is a simple, quick and easy 30-minute meal that is packed with flavour. The most comforting and easiest weeknight dinner. | aheadofthyme.com

Creamy Lemon Parmesan Chicken


  • Author: Sam Hu | Ahead of Thyme
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings

Description

Creamy lemon parmesan chicken is a simple, quick and easy 30-minute meal that is packed with flavour. The most comforting and easiest weeknight dinner.


Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts (about 1 lb. total), boneless and skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth (or 1 tablespoon chicken chicken bouillon powder + 1 cup water)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (about half lemon), freshly squeezed
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped (for garnish)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon wedges, thinly sliced (for garnish)

Instructions

Prepare the Chicken:

  1. Pat dry the chicken breasts completely with paper towel and season both sides of each chicken breast with salt and pepper. Set aside for 5 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a large shallow saucepan over medium high heat for 2 minutes until the hot oil sizzles and shimmers. Sear the chicken for about 6-8 minutes per side (depending on the thickness) until golden brown and fully cooked through. The internal temperature for the chicken should reach 165F, as read on a meat thermometer. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside on a plate.

Prepare the Sauce:

  1. In the same pan, sauté garlic over medium heat until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add flour and stir to cook for one minute. Stir in chicken broth and mix well until the sauce is smooth and uniform.
  2. Whisk in cream, Parmesan, lemon juice, capers and Italian seasoning. Bring the sauce to a simmer and stir occasionally until thickened to desired consistency, about 4-5 minutes.
  3. Return the chicken to the pan and toss well to coat with the sauce. Let the chicken cook with the sauce for another minute.
  4. Garnish with lemon wedges and parsley. Serve immediately with a side pasta.

Notes

How to store: Store any leftover creamy lemon parmesan chicken with the sauce in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 4 days.

How to reheat: Reheat on the stove over medium-low heat for 5-10 minutes until chicken is warmed through, or in the microwave. The sauce will likely have thickened up, and will thicken up further as you reheat. Add a little water to achieve a thinner consistency.

  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

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