One pan lemon butter chicken

One pan lemon butter chicken

Dinner has never been easier. This completely delicious lemon butter chicken is great for a quick weeknight meal and only requires one pan!
Course Chicken, Dinner, Easy Dinner, Easy Recipe
Cuisine American
Keyword Lemon butter chicken, lemon chicken, One pan chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 270kcal
Author Alida Ryder


  • 6 chicken breasts, depending on size and amount of people served
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1 cup cream
  • zest of ½ lemon
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • lemon slices, to serve
  • parsley, to serve
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste


  • In a large pan/skillet, brown the chicken breasts on both sides and season generously. 
  • Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside. 
  • Melt the butter in the pan then add the garlic then allow to cook for a minute before adding the white wine.
  • Allow the wine to reduce and emulsify with the butter for 5-7 minutes. 
  • Add the cream, lemon juice and zest, season to taste then allow to come to a simmer and add the chicken breasts back in. 
  • Allow to simmer gently for 5-7 minutes or until the sauce is reduced and thickened slightly and the chicken is just cooked. 
  • Add the lemon slices and parsley and serve. 


Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 190mg | Potassium: 465mg | Vitamin A: 415IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 0.5mg