This is definitely one of my husband and my favorite recipes! I made it for the first time a few years back and have no idea why I don't make it more often?!? This recipe was initially found on allrecipes.com (and came from Taste of Home), but I've played with it a bit and think I finally came up with the perfect proportions--especially to ensure that there's enough sauce! The sauce has a relatively mild lemon flavor, so if you particularly enjoy lemon, I would suggest adding a bit more lemon juice. The chicken always comes out incredibly moist and reheats really well, if you don't mind leftovers! I've even found that this is a great dinner to bring someone, when they're sick, have a baby, etc, because it tastes nearly as good reheated as it does when you first make it...just make sure you don't overcook the chicken to start!
Chicken with Lemon Sauce
4-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1 cup all purpose flour, divided 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 3 teaspoons salt, divided 1 1/2 teaspoons pepper, divided 2 eggs 5 tablespoons butter, divided 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 1/2 cups chicken broth 1 1/2 cups apple juice 3 Tablespoons lemon juice 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
Flatten chicken to 1/4-in. thickness. In a shallow bowl, combine 3/4 cup flour, Parmesan cheese, 2 teaspoons salt and 1 teaspoon pepper. In another bowl, beat the eggs. Dip chicken into eggs; coat with flour mixture.
In a large skillet, cook chicken in 2 tablespoons butter and oil over medium heat for 3-5 minutes on each side or until juices run clear. Remove and keep warm.
In a small bowl, combine the remaining flour, salt and pepper; stir in broth until smooth. Add apple juice to the skillet, stirring to loosen any browned bits. Stir broth mixture and add to the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly.
Stir in lemon juice; cook for 1 minute. Add parsley and remaining butter; cook and stir until butter is melted. Serve over chicken.
If you were to look up the word "picky" in the dictionary, you would see a picture of my husband off to the left. Growing up, I was exposed to all sorts of different foods and encouraged to experiment with different flavors, but after meeting my husband, I somewhat locked myself into an eight to ten meal rotation and was reluctant to deviate. I have since given birth to two of the least picky eaters on the face of the Earth, thus inspiring me to transform my cooking style. I know many people, like myself, lead such hectic lives, so I strive to find recipes that are quick and easy--especially those that you can whip up with ingredients that you ordinarily have on hand!
A bit about me...I married my husband, Marcus, on June 1, 2003 and we welcomed our son Jacob on March 22, 2005. Our daughter, Madeline, was born on March 1, 2008. I stay home with the kids for the most part, but also work occasional shifts as a registered nurse at a local hospital. I truly hope you enjoy my blog. A special "thank you" to my sister, Sarah, for giving me the idea! Her creativity is hard to live up to, but I'm a very determined person and hope to make her proud :)