Our easy Creamy Lemon Skillet Chicken is coated in a luscious creamy lemon sauce and can be ready in 30 minutes! Perfect for a weeknight meal or company!

Creamy Lemon Skillet Chicken in a sauce, topped with lemon zest and parsley

This is one of those dinners, I honestly just can’t say enough good things about! Boneless breast of chicken cooked in an amazing, I mean really an amazing lemon cream sauce. Its quick and easy to put together and is done all on the stove top, in one skillet. Perfect for a weeknight meal yet special enough to serve to company.

I like to serve this simply with a salad or some roasted broccoli on the side. But, what I find to be even more important when serving this incredible creamy lemon chicken, is to cook up a little rice or pasta or serve it with some nice fresh crusty French bread so you don’t miss a single solitary drop of that sauce! Believe me, you don’t want to miss any of the sauce. Frankly, I swear I could drink that sauce up with a spoon it’s so yummy!

You might want to think of doubling the sauce ingredients……..SERIOUSLY!


  • It makes a restaurant quality meal in 30 minutes.
  • The Sauce is Amazing. I double it sometimes to have extra for pasta.
  • My family is always happy when I serve this!

How Do You Make Creamy Lemon Skillet Chicken?

This recipe is fairly simple and straightforward to put together. The chicken is first coated lightly with a bit of flour and salt and pepper, then it’s cooked in the skillet until it’s nicely golden brown. Then the chicken is removed to a plate and you make a pan sauce in the skillet!

Viola, maestro, you have just created a stove top symphony of deliciousness!




Creamy Lemon Skillet Chicken

Recipe Notes For Creamy Lemon Skillet Chicken:

Pan Size-I use my Lodge 12-Inch skillet to prepare this delicious chicken dinner. The chicken breasts brown up fabulous with its even distribution of heat

Pasta or Rice- If you’re going to serve this with pasta or rice, start it before you start cooking the chicken.

Caramelized Lemons- I love to make this with caramelized lemon slices like shown in my photos. To be honest, when I’m making this for a weeknight meal I generally skip this step.


Creamy Lemon Skillet Chicken in a skillet

Creamy Lemon Skillet Chicken in a skillet
4.15 from 14 votes

Creamy Lemon Skillet Chicken

Our easy Creamy Lemon Skillet Chicken is coated in a luscious creamy lemon sauce and can be ready in 30 minutes! Perfect for a weeknight meal or company!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 247 kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 1/2 Cup Plus 1 Tablespoon~Divided All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 4 Chicken Breast Halves Boneless and Skinless
  • 1/4 Cup Unsalted Butter Cubed
  • 1 Cup Chicken Broth
  • 1 Cup ~Divided Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 3 Tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 Large Lemon Thickly Sliced Optional
  • 1 Fresh Lemon Zest Optional
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian Parsely Roughly Chopped, Optional


  1. Remove chicken from packaging and dry with paper towels.

  2. Add 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper to a 1-gallon resealable plastic bag.  Add chicken, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat, shaking off excess flour as you remove it from the bag.

  3. In a 12-inch skillet, melt butter.  Add the coated chicken pieces and cook over medium heat, 7-9 minutes per side or until chicken is cooked and an instant-read thermometer reads 170 degrees.  Remove chicken to a plate and loosely cover with aluminum foil to keep it warm.

  4. Add the chicken broth to the pan drippings. Bring to a boil over medium heat and stir well, lifting up any brown bits on the bottom of the pan. Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, about 8 minutes. 

  5. Add lemon slices, pushing them to the bottom of the skillet and continue simmering another few minutes or until the broth is reduced to about 1/3 of a cup. Remove the lemon slices to the plate of chicken.

  6. Stir in 3/4 cup cream and the lemon juice and simmer over medium-low heat for about 5 minutes.  Add remaining 1 tablespoon flour and remaining 1/4 cup cream to the skillet and whisk until smooth. 

  7. Bring sauce to a boil; cook for 1-2 minutes or until sauce has thickened.

  8.  Slip the chicken back in the sauce and flip it over once to coat. Garnish with caramelized lemon slices, lemon zest, and parsley as desired.

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Nutritional Information

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Nutrition Facts
Creamy Lemon Skillet Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 247 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 103mg 34%
Sodium 641mg 27%
Potassium 527mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 24g 48%
Vitamin A 7.8%
Vitamin C 32.4%
Calcium 2.5%
Iron 4.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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