Chicken with Buttery Lemon Cream Sauce18 Reviews
- Prep: 20 min
- Cook: 40 min
- Ready In: 3 hr
“This is a rich and delish dish I created when playing with different cream sauce recipes. I came up with this, and it's been a favorite ever since. If you are lucky enough to have any leftovers, it's great the next day too. Serve over pasta with some nice crusty bread and a big green salad.” - by Chelsey Wolnowski
Original recipe yields 4 servings
- Place chicken breasts in a oven proof baking dish. Squeeze the juice of one lemon over the chicken, and season with lemon pepper, Italian seasoning, and salt and pepper. Cover with plastic wrap, and marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours or overnight.
- Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- Melt butter in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onions and white wine; cook and stir until the onions are soft. Lower the heat to medium; whisk in the flour. Gradually whisk heavy cream into the flour mixture. Stir in the milk and remaining lemon juice. Pour the cream sauce directly over the chicken breasts in the baking dish.
- Cover baking dish with aluminum foil. Cook the chicken breasts until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 30 to 40 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of a chicken piece should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
Amount Per Serving (4 total)
- 602 cal
- 48.8 g
- 12.3 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (18)Rate This Recipe
"I made the sauce to go with pasta. I made some changes. I added garlic with the onion. I used half and half cream instead of heavy cream. i scaled back the amount of cream and milk a bit. And i gar..." See morenished with parm cheese, parlsey, and a wedge of lemon. SOOOOOOOO GOOD!"
"I thought this was excellent! I scaled it down to 2 people. Instead of baking the chicken in the oven I browned it in a skillet with olive oil for about 10 min to save time, then I removed the chicken..." See more from the skillet and made the sauce. I made it as described but substituted olive oil for the butter since thats what I used in the skillet. I didn't think the milk was necessary as it already had heavy cream. Make sure not to let the sauce cook for long cause it will reduce quickly. I also added some capers to the sauce which gave it a gourmet look. My boyfriend raved. Thanks for sharing!"
"Last year, I went to England and stopped at a pub in LaCock for lunch. I had chicken with lemon sauce and it was delicious. This recipe is fabulous and the closest match that I could find to the pub's..." See more chicken.The only issue that I had was that the cream sauce was a bit lemony and a little bitter from the wine. To balance that, all I did was add some garlic powder and a little salt to the lemon sauce and it turned out excellent!! It is now in my recipe box!"
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