Chicken with Lemon Basil Sauce

  • Prep Time : 10 min
  • Cook Time : 20 min
  • Ready Time : 30 min




  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 4 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon (packed) grated lemon peel use if not using lemon basil
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil or lemon basil


Heat olive oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Add chicken to skillet and sauté until brown and cooked through, about 5 minutes Per side. Transfer chicken to platter; tent with foil.

Add lemon juice, garlic and lemon peel to same skillet. Stir over medium-high heat until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add chicken broth; boil until reduced to sauce consistency, about 8 minutes. Mix basil into sauce. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Spoon sauce over chicken and serve.

Source: Epicurious

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