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lemon chicken in cast iron skillet with parsley garnish
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5 from 6 votes

Easy Skillet Lemon Chicken

Skillet lemon chicken breasts with herbs is a savory dish which the most simplest and delicious chicken marinade giving you the best ever and easiest lemon chicken breasts that is perfect for any weeknights! This dish is fantastic under the budget meals that everyone would love. Who’s in for easy weeknight dinner?
Prep Time8 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time26 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 231kcal


  • 2 chicken breast cut into thin slices of 4
  • ½ cup lemon juice 2 big lemons
  • 1 tablespoon mixed herb seasoning mix of oregano, thyme, basil and rosemary
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil or butter if you like

To Garnish-

  • Lemon slices or grilled lemon halves
  • Fresh Parsley


  • Start off with thin sliced chicken breast. To make thin sliced chicken, simple cut chicken breast into butterfly.  Use sharp knife to get neat, even sized butterfly cuts.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together lemon juice, Italian herbs or a mix of Oregano, thyme, basil and rosemary, salt and pepper.
  • Place thin sliced chicken breasts into the bowl and ensure all chicken breast is evenly coated in the lemon sauce marinade. You can either pour the marinade into zip lock bags and then throw in the chicken into it, mix well and store it in fridge for minimum 30 minutes upto 8 hours (over night).
  • Heat olive oil (or butter) in cast iron skillet. Remove marinated chicken breast and place it on hot skillet. Let it cook on one side for about 6 to 7 minutes.
  • Then flip it over and cook on other side. Check with thermometer for internal temperature. Once it hits 165 degree F remove pan from heat.
  • Serve chicken breast with few lemon slices or grilled lemons.


If you do not want to waste the marinade you, simple heat some butter in sauce pan along with a little flour, pour the marinade and whisk until it begins to thicken. Remove immediately from heat and pour it over lemon herb chicken breast.


Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 131mg | Potassium: 465mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Vitamin C: 13.1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 0.9mg