Lemon Butter Chicken

Looking to vary your proteins up a little bit? I’m kind of in love with this lemon butter chicken! It’s amazing over rice or pasta with veggies.

Fueling notes:

  • Pre-workout: pair with 1/4, 1/3, or 1/2 plate of carbs (for a light, moderate, or hard day) 2-4 hours before your session
  • Post workout: again pair 3-6 oz of chicken with carbs within 1-2 hours of your session

The Stuff

  • 2 large chicken breasts, halved and quartered
  • 1-2 handfuls of flour
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • One cup of chicken broth (or one chicken bullion plus one cup of water)
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • Parsley (optional)

The Steps

  1. On a plate coat chicken with flour on both sides
  2. Drizzle oil in a large skillet
  3. Place chicken in skillet, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and cook over medium heat for 3-4 minutes on each side until cooked through 
  4. Remove from the pan
  5. Add garlic, chicken broth, butter, lemon zest, and lemon juice and any extra salt and pepper and bring to a boil
  6. Add chicken and cook for a couple more minutes, spooning the sauce over the chicken and then serve

Did you make it? I’d love to see how it turned out! Tag @climbingdietitian on instagram.

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Published by Chiara

I’m a rock climber and registered dietitian teaching fellow climbers to become the strongest and happiest versions of themselves with evidence-based fueling strategies and by making peace with food.

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