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Easy Lemon Chicken

  • Author: Nancylynn Sicilia
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Italian


This 21 Day Fix Easy Lemon Chicken recipe is so versatile – make it for dinner, meal prep it for lunch, or serve it for company.  It’s THAT good!  Oh – and it’s also gluten free! 


  • 1 lb boneless chicken breasts – I like them on the thinner side
  • 1 Tbsp plus 2 tsp of clarified or vegan butter
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup of rice flour (or regular flour)
  • 1/2 cup of fresh lemon juice
  • 2 lemons, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • fresh parsley if you have some! (we didn’t)


  1. Mix together rice flour, garlic powder, and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Lightly dredge each piece of chicken in flour mixture, shaking off excess.
  2. Over medium heat, melt butter mix in olive oil. Brown chicken on each side for 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a plate and keep warm.
  3. Turn heat up to high and deglaze your pan with the lemon juice and chicken broth. Reduce heat to medium and stir liquid with the browned pan drippings from chicken.
  4. Add chicken back to pan and top with lemon zest. Simmer on low heat for about ten minutes. Sauce should thicken a bit. Top with lemon slices and simmer for 5 more minutes. Sprinkle with additional salt and pepper if desired and top with fresh parsley, if you have it.
  5. Delicious served with brown rice and steamed veggies!


21 Day Fix: 1 RED, 1/4 YELLOW (I don’t count this), 2 TSP (per serving)

WW link for personal points: Easy Lemon Chicken


  • Serving Size: 1 piece of chicken

Keywords: chicken, lemon, dinner, gluten-free, stove top, low-carb, italian