When you want a 5-star dinner experience, but your budget allows for only 2.5-stars of eating excellence, this Creamy Lemon Butter Chicken easily surpasses all the ratings and has fine dining written all over it! The freshness of the tangy lemon and the rich bechamel (a.k.a. the creamy white sauce of deliciousness) brings this sophisticated and juicy chicken dish to your upscale table at home. So, get out the white tablecloth and candles and put on some classical music, Creamy Lemon Butter Chicken deserves all the classy ambiance because it’s luxuriously delicious without the pricey price tag. So, go on and indulge! This opulent experience on a dime will be worth every penny! Bon Appetit!

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound chicken tenders, boneless
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper, plus more, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup green onions, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • salt, to taste
  • 1 lemon, sliced

Directions

Step 1 –In a large skillet over medium heat, warm the olive oil.

Step 2 –Sprinkle the chicken tenders with the garlic salt and the pepper.

Step 3 –Add the chicken tenders to the oil and pan fry them, turning them frequently, until they are brown on both sides, about 10 minutes.

Step 4 –Transfer the chicken from the skillet to a resting plate and lower the heat of the stovetop.

Step 5 –Add the butter, the green onions, and the garlic to the skillet and sauté for 1 minute.

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Step 6 –Sprinkle the flour into the butter mixture and stir for 1 minute.

Step 7 –Add the chicken broth to the flour mixture and cook until it thickens.

Step 8 –Add the half-and-half to the broth mixture and stir until it thickens.

Step 9 –Add the parsley and the lemon juice to the broth mixture and stir until it is incorporated.

Step 10 –Season the broth mixture with the salt and the extra pepper and stir to combine.

Step 11 –Place the cooked chicken tenders back into the skillet and cover them with the sauce.

Step 12 –Serve with the lemon slices.