15 Minute Skillet Lemon Butter Chicken

A simple and easy to make one pan chicken is coated in lemon butter sauce and comes together in under 15 minutes. This unforgettable chicken is a must try weeknight dish.
15 Minute Skillet Lemon Butter Chicken I have just one word for this dish and it’s DELICIOUS.

I’ve made my share of chicken dishes and this is by far the easiest, tastiest lemon chicken ever. 15 Minute Skillet Lemon Butter ChickenTo make this chicken you’ll only need 4 ingredients (chicken, flour, butter, and lemon excluding spices) and about 15-20 minutes.

Simply combine the chicken breasts, flour and seasoning in a ziplock bag, then cook the chicken in butter. The butter browns as it cooks and caramelizes the chicken and lemons in the yummiest way possible! 15 Minute Skillet Lemon Butter Chicken

4.75 from 4 votes

4 ingredient Skillet Lemon Butter Chicken

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Author Layla


  • 4 large chicken breasts halved (or 4 small chicken breasts)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 lemon sliced
  • thyme optional


  1. Flatten chicken breasts out using a meat tenderizer to about 1/4 inch thick. Place flour, salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a large ziplock bag. Shake to mix. Add chicken breasts and shake once more to coat chicken.

  2. Melt butter in a large heavy-duty pan on medium-high heat. Add floured chicken breasts and cook for 3-4 minutes per side or until lightly browned. The butter will begin to foam then settle down. [br
  3. Remove chicken from the pan and add the lemon slices and thyme to pan. Cook lemon slices for 1 about 1 minute per side. Return chicken to pan and top with the cooked lemons.

  4. Serve with a rice, veggies, or salad.

15 Minute Skillet Lemon Butter Chicken


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    We loved this. I made a sauce with a little flour, lemon juice, chicken bouillon powder, and water. Next time I’ll use a little less butter because it was a little greasy, but otherwise a fantastic recipe

    JoJo Humphrey

    Simple, light, refreshing! Love this recipe! I served mine over angel hair pasta…so good!