This dish will become your favorite chicken dinner recipe for busy evenings. The chicken breast is generously coated in parmesan and pan-fried to give it a crispy crust. Then the chicken is topped with garlic lemon butter sauce that adds a lot of flavor to the chicken.

We love easy 30-minute chicken recipes for busy weeknights and some of our go-to’s include Chicken Marsala, classic Chicken Parmesan and of course this easy lemon garlic chicken. With these recipes in your arsenal, you can make restaurant-quality meals for a fraction of the price of eating out.

Ingredients :

Ingredients for Parmesan Crusted Chicken:

1 1/2 lb chicken breast (2 large)
1 Tbsp olive oil to sautee
1 Tbsp parsley to garnish (optional)
1/2 lemon sliced for garnish (optional)
For the Egg Mixture:
2 large eggs
1 garlic clove minced
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
For the Parmesan Breading Mixture:
1 cup Parmesan cheese grated
3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
Ingredients for Lemon Butter Sauce:
8 Tbsp butter
2 garlic cloves minced
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup chicken broth
1/4 tsp ground black pepper

Instructions :

Cut the chicken breasts in half lengthwise. Lightly beat with a meat mallet until even in thickness.

In a bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the egg mixture. In another bowl, combine the ingredients for the parmesan mixture. Dip chicken into the egg mixture, then dredge chicken within the parmesan mixture. Allow any excess ingredients to fall faraway from each bowl.

In a large skillet, heat enough oil to hide rock bottom of a skillet. Once hot, add the chicken and cook 4-5 minutes per side, or until crispy, golden and cooked through to 165˚F on a moment Read Thermometer. Reduce the warmth if chicken browns too quickly.

Meanwhile, during a separate saucepan, melt butter and garlic, cook until fragrant. Add the chicken stock , juice and pepper. Allow the sauce to cook for about 2 minutes. Pour the sauce over the cooked chicken, turning to coat. Garnish with lemon slices and finely chopped parsley if desired.