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Lemon Pepper Chicken

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Tender juicy chicken in a tangy lemon sauce baked to perfection.
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  • 2 1/2 teaspoons lemon pepper seasoning divided, recipe below
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 6 green onions sliced
  • 1 medium zucchini sliced (or 8 oz mushrooms)
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 4 chicken breasts

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  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F  

  2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet. Fry zucchini, 1 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning and  green onion about 2-3 minutes.  Place in bottom of a 2 qt casserole dish or dutch oven.

  3. Mix together flour and 1 1/2 teaspoons of the lemon pepper seasoning. Dredge chicken breasts in flour mixture (reserve remaining mixture for sauce).

  4. Add olive oil to a skillet and brown chicken over medium high heat until golden, about 3 minutes per side. Place on top of zucchini

  5. Place wine, broth, lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of the leftover flour mixture and garlic powder in a jar and shake well to combine. 

  6. Pour into warm skillet while whisking and bring to a boil. Simmer 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Spoon sauce over chicken breasts.

  7. Cover and bake for 20 minutes. Remove cover and bake for 10-15 minutes longer or until internal temperature reaches 165°F.

Recipe Notes

Zucchini can be replaced with 8 oz sliced mushrooms (or a combination of the two).
Homemade Lemon Pepper Seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick Onion Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick Garlic Powder
Nutrition Information
Calories: 435, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 145mg, Sodium: 313mg, Potassium: 1083mg, Carbohydrates: 14g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Protein: 51g, Vitamin A: 345%, Vitamin C: 14.9%, Calcium: 38%, Iron: 2.1%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword lemon chicken, lemon pepper chicken, lemon pepper seasoning