Creamy Lemon Chicken

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  • Prep

    10 m
  • Ready In

    30 m
Recipe by  Progresso™ Recipe Starters™

“Lemon juice and grated lemon peel add an unexpected flavor kick to a simple chicken skillet supper.”

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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  1. Pound chicken breasts smooth side down, gently between pieces of plastic wrap, with flat side of meat mallet until 1/2 inch thick. In small shallow dish, mix flour, 1 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. pepper; dip each chicken breast into flour mixture, coating all sides.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Cook chicken breasts in oil 6 to 8 minutes, turning once, until brown. In small bowl, mix cooking sauce and lemon juice.
  3. Pour sauce mixture over chicken. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 5 to 10 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center. Sprinkle with parsley and lemon peel. Serve with rice.

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I love the concept of pairing chicken with a creamy lemon sauce. And while this is quick and easy saving on time and effort in the kitchen due to the pre-made sauce it just doesn't meet expectations in the flavor department. I followed the recipe exactly, but found that seasoning the flour is a must so I added a little garlic powder along with the salt and pepper. I also used olive oil vs. veg. oil to pan fry the chicken. The sauce leaves something to be desired and is thin and watery vs. thick and creamy. I ended up adding a little cornstarch to thicken it, but in the end it was bland in spite of the additional parsley and lemon zest. Even with some tweaking I don't think I would make this again....

Cathy Myers

Cathy Myers

I seasoned the chicken with salt, pepper and garlic powdwer. Well received by all. Thank you, Progreeso!



This was actually my favorite Progresso starter recipe. The chicken was creamy and delicious and succulent and the flavors in the sauce were very good.

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Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 224 cal
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 6.4 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs
  • 11.8 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 28.6 g
  • 57%
  • Cholesterol
  • 72 mg
  • 24%
  • Sodium
  • 286 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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