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Creamy Lemon Chicken

Lemon chicken is a chicken breast recipe made by sautéing chicken breast in a sauce made with garlic, white onion, all purpose cream,parsley, lemon, butter, oregano leaves, basil leaves, pepper and salt. Follow our this creamy lemon chicken recipe to make a scrumptious chicken dish to your family and relatives.

Let’s make the simple chicken breast more appetizing and experience a 5-star recipe at home with this creamy lemon chicken recipe! The tangy and milky-licious goodness will surely make you go all out with unli rice! Also best if you try these with your favorite pasta noodles. Try one for your lunch or dinner today!

Lemon Chicken

CREAMY LEMON CHICKEN RECIPE

Ingredients:

  • 700 grams (4 pieces) chicken breast
  • 5 cloves of garlic (minced)
  • 1 small white onion (chopped)
  • ½ cup of water
  • ½ cup of all purpose cream
  • 1 bunch of parsley
  • Half a lemon
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • ½ teaspoon of oregano leaves
  • ½ teaspoon of basil leaves (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Prepare the chicken breast pieces. Make some criss cross slits on the surface for better absorption of the flavors and to cook them faster. Season with some salt and pepper. Sprinkle some oregano leaves. Do these also on the other side.
  2. Heat some oil in a pan. Melt the butter. Sear the chicken fillets for a few minutes and then flip to sear the other side. Flip occasionally until cooked. Once both sides are browned, transfer them to a strainer or paper towel to drain excess oil. Set aside.
  3. Wipe the pan with a paper towel to remove excess residue. Turn the heat to medium and then melt the butter. Add the white onions and garlic and then saute until light brown and aromatic.
  4. Add some water and squeeze half of a lemon (remove the seeds). Stir gently. Add half of the all purpose cream and chopped parsley, then stir well. Season with some salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle some dried basil leaves (optional). Allow the mixture to boil for a few minutes.
  5. Add the seared chicken back to the pan and baste them with the creamy sauce. Cover the pan and let it simmer for around 10 to 15 minutes.
  6. Transfer the creamy lemon chicken to a serving plate and enjoy this with some newly steamed rice. Yum!

EASY PEAZY, LEMON SQUEEZY

Lemon is one of the most common fruit in the world. It is almost similar to an orange, but yellow in color and oval shape. Unlike oranges, lemons are not really consumed on its own due to its super super sour taste! (If you are sad, try to search for lemon-eating challenges for a good laugh!)

Lemon has been used as an ingredient in a variety of dishes. It is usually cut into wedges for easy extraction, and then added to dishes for its tangyness. Usual dishes would include, lemon chicken, scallops in lemon sauce and fish in herb lemon sauce. It can also be squeezed onto a fresh vegetable salad, or drank when drinking margarita!

CREAMY LEMON CHICKEN

I have been making our family’s meal plan for the whole month when I noticed that almost all of our meals are the same. Fried, sauteed, soy or tomato-based. When you’re tired of the simple fried and tomato-based dish, then it’s time to go creamy!

Chicken is a versatile ingredient, but not chicken breast. If you will be cooking chicken breast, extra thinking is always needed to make sure they will not end up dry, or else it would not be fun to eat. Even if you put it in a soupy dish like tinola for example, chicken breast cooked as tinola is still not that fun to eat! (Sorry)

With my years of cooking experience, I noticed that chicken breast really goes well with thick saucy dishes compared with the soupy or fried ones. One of the best sauces you can pair chicken with is cream.

I have been cooking chicken dishes for the past few days and all I have left in the fridge are the chicken breast. Since I have my cream and lemon, it is the sign for me to cook some creamy lemon chicken.

What I love about this dish aside from making the chicken breast juicy is that the lemon really made a difference for the creamy sauce not to be “nakakaumay”. With the thick creamy sauce, I sometimes eat this dish like a steak, or have it with some hot rice.

The creamy lemon sauce really put the chicken breast into life. If you wanna know how to prepare some creamy lemon chicken at home, read and follow the simple steps below. Happy cooking!

Lemon Chicken Recipes

HOW TO COOK CREAMY LEMON CHICKEN

Making creamy chicken is as easy as other chicken recipes. You’ll be surprise on how we can level up the usual dry and boring chicken breast. With this dish, you can make a creamylicious one in under 30 minutes!

Start with preparing the chicken breast. Instead of cutting them into small pieces, I recommend you to cut them into medium ones, almost similar to the size of the steak. Cut some slits on them so that more flavors will be absorb. To help them extract their natural flavors, rub them with some salt and pepper. I also used dried oregano leaves for some Italian vibes.

When the chicken is ready, it’s time to sear them! Heat some oil and then melt some butter. This hack will prevent the butter from burning as we will be using this to sear the chicken which might take a few minutes. Add the chicken and flip them from time to time to cook them evenly. When nicely seared, set them aside.

There might be chicken residue in the pan so wipe them off first before we make the creamy sauce. The residue might cause a burnt taste when not removed.

Melt some butter and then saute the aromatics. To give a slight hint of citrus tanginess, add some water and some lemon extract. You can also use lime or calamansi juice if you want. Then, add the all purpose cream or heavy cream. This is the base of our creamy sauce. Season the sauce by adding salt, pepper, basil leaves and oregano leaves. I really love herbs in creamy sauce! If you have another herbs in mind, feel free to use them.

The last step is to add the seared chicken back to the pan. Allow it to simmer and absorb the creamy sauce before turning the heat off. Serve this dish as an ulam to a bowl of hot steaming rice or you can also top it in some pasta! Yum!

Creamy Lemon Chicken

Course: Chicken Recipes
Servings

5

servings

Ingredients

  • 700 grams (4 pieces) chicken breast

  • 5 cloves of garlic (minced)

  • 1 small white onion (chopped)

  • ½ cup of water

  • ½ cup of all purpose cream

  • 1 bunch of parsley

  • Half a lemon

  • 3 tablespoons of butter

  • ½ teaspoon of oregano leaves

  • ½ teaspoon of basil leaves (optional)

  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  • Prepare the chicken breast pieces. Make some criss cross slits on the surface for better absorption of the flavors and to cook them faster. Season with some salt and pepper. Sprinkle some oregano leaves. Do these also on the other side.
  • Heat some oil in a pan. Melt the butter. Sear the chicken fillets for a few minutes and then flip to sear the other side. Flip occasionally until cooked. Once both sides are browned, transfer them to a strainer or paper towel to drain excess oil. Set aside.
  • Wipe the pan with a paper towel to remove excess residue. Turn the heat to medium and then melt the butter. Add the white onions and garlic and then saute until light brown and aromatic.
  • Add some water and squeeze half of a lemon (remove the seeds). Stir gently. Add half of the all purpose cream and chopped parsley, then stir well. Season with some salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle some dried basil leaves (optional). Allow the mixture to boil for a few minutes.
  • Add the seared chicken back to the pan and baste them with the creamy sauce. Cover the pan and let it simmer for around 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Transfer the creamy lemon chicken to a serving plate and enjoy this with some newly steamed rice. Yum!
creamy lemon chicken

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