EASY LEMON ROSEMARY CHICKEN
An easy lemon rosemary chicken recipe that requires just 10 simple ingredients! The chicken is seasoned with lemon pepper seasoning, seared and then cooked in a simple lemon rosemary butter sauce.
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (1 1/4 pounds total)
1 ¼ teaspoon seasoning lemon pepper
3 tablespoons EACH: butter and lemon juice
5 cloves minced garlic
Cup of chicken broth
1 ¼ teaspoon each: rosemary and parsley freshly chopped
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes (more / less taste)
2 teaspoons of honey (or maple syrup)
extra lemon slices, for garnish
PREP: Place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat oven to 425 ° F.
SAUCE: In a 1 cup measuring cup, mix 2 tablespoons butter, lemon juice, minced garlic, chicken broth, freshly chopped rosemary, parsley, red pepper and honey, and microwave in 30-second increments until the butter is melted. Keep an eye on her so she does not overflow!
CHICKEN: Season chicken breasts with pepper and lemon seasoning on both sides and a large pinch of salt. Add the last tablespoon of butter in an ovenproof skillet, put over medium-high heat and when it is hot, sear the chicken breasts. Do not overload the pan or your chicken will not be brown. You may want to do it twice. Cook the chicken f0r 2-3 minutes on each side. If you do not have an ovenproof stove, transfer the chicken to a 9×13 baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.
COOKING: Pour the prepared sauce over the chicken. Bake for 13 to 17 minutes or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 ° F. Feel the firmness on the thickest part of the breast if you do not have a thermometer. Pour the sauce over the chicken breasts several times during cooking to keep the chicken moist! The amount of time needed for the cooked chicken depends on its thickness.
The lemon slices you see in the pictures are not really part of the recipe. I just sliced fresh lemon and heat it in a hot skillet and used for the pictures. If you want to do the same, do not hesitate to do it in the pan before grabbing the chicken breasts for easy cleaning!