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Pouring lemon garlic butter sauce over chicken on a white dish with lemon slices

Lemon Butter Chicken Recipe

Lemon Butter Chicken is a flavorful dinner made with the most delicious lemon garlic butter sauce ever! An instant family favorite. You will love this easy chicken dinner!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken dinner ideas, lemon butter chicken, lemon chicken, lemon chicken recipe, lemon garlic butter chicken, lemon garlic chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 723kcal
Author Isabel Laessig


  • Skillet


  • Creamy Lemon Butter Sauce full recipe
  • 4 Tbsp. olive oil divided
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 lbs. chicken tenders remove the tendon
  • parsley for garnish
  • Parmesan cheese to taste optional


  • Lay out your chicken tenderloins and hold steady with one hand. Cut the white tendon away from the tenderloin using a sharp knife.
    Cutting the tendon off of chicken tenderloins
  • Pour flour, garlic powder, salt, and pepper into a large zip-lock bag. Seal the bag and shake the seasoning well, until fully mixed.
    Adding chicken tenders to a plastic bag of seasoning and flour
  • Open the bag and add your chicken tenders (make sure you’ve cut the tendon away). Seal the bag, then shake it again until all chicken tenders are fully coated.
    Chicken tenders coated with seasoning and flour in a bag
  • Remove chicken from the bag to place on a plate until ready to use.
    Floured chicken tenders on a white plate ready to be cooked
  • Heat a skillet over medium-high heat with half of your reserved olive oil. Cook chicken tenders for about 7 to 10 minutes, flipping part of the way through so both sides are golden brown.
    Do this in two batches so you don’t over-crowd the pan, using your remaining oil for the second batch.
    Turning chicken over with tongs in a skillet while they cook
  • Once your chicken is cooked, prepare your Creamy Lemon Butter Sauce.
    Melt butter over medium heat with minced garlic.
    Cook for 3 minutes, then add lemon juice.
    Cook another 3 minutes, then add white wine.
    Stir, and simmer down for 3 minutes, before adding more butter and seasoning.
    Finally, slowly stir in the heavy cream and mix well.
    Pouring heavy cream into the skillet with lemon, butter, garlic, and white wine
  • Finally, add the chicken to the skillet with the lemon butter sauce. Stir it around in the pan to coat the chicken completely. Top with parsley and Parmesan (optional), serve, and enjoy!
    Chicken tenders added to lemon butter sauce in the skillet



  • Make sure to remove the tendon from your tenderloins! Don't skip this step.


Calories: 723kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 213mg | Sodium: 432mg | Potassium: 976mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 841IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 2mg