Lemon & Dill Chicken

Lemon & Dill Chicken

41 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, March 1998

Fresh lemon and dill create a quick Greek-inspired pan sauce for simple sautéed chicken breasts. Make it a meal: Serve with roasted broccoli and whole-wheat orzo.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, (1-1¼ pounds)
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, or canola oil, divided
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill, divided
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


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  1. Season chicken breasts on both sides with salt and pepper. Heat 1½ teaspoons oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and sear until well browned on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to a plate and tent with foil.
  2. Reduce heat to medium. Add the remaining 1½ teaspoons oil to the pan. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Whisk broth, flour, 1 tablespoon dill and lemon juice in a measuring cup and add to pan. Cook, whisking, until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes.
  3. Return the chicken and any accumulated juices to the pan; reduce heat to low and simmer until the chicken is cooked through, about 4 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a warmed platter. Season sauce with salt and pepper and spoon over the chicken. Garnish with the remaining 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 170 calories; 6 g fat(1 g sat); 0 g fiber; 3 g carbohydrates; 24 g protein; 12 mcg folate; 63 mg cholesterol; 1 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 28 IU vitamin A; 3 mg vitamin C; 19 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 339 mg sodium; 272 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 0
  • Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 fat

Reviews 41

July 25, 2017
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By: Anna
I made this today and it was amazing I roasted brocile with mine
July 20, 2017
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By: Faith Pascua
Instead of fresh dill i used 1 Tbsp of dill weed and twice the amount of garlic. I have a house of picky eaters anf not one complaint! I served this with garlic seasonef buttered corn and olive oil garlic pasta.
July 11, 2017
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By: Foodlover20
This dish was easy, quick and tasty. The recipe was easy to follow, I did do more with the lemon and I added one other ingredient such as: fresh squeezed lemon juice, fresh cut lemon and a little rosemary. I will definitely make this recipe again. Thank you! :)
June 20, 2017
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By: Garrett
New to cooking, but i liked this recipe. very easy and quick and it tasted good. Also its healthy!
June 13, 2017
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By: swebermartinek
Very simple and quick to make. I did use more garlic than the recipe called for, and it was delicious. The sauce thickened nicely and was just enough to add flavor to the chicken. I will definitely make this again.
June 05, 2017
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By: Dawn Fekete
Very good. Will add it more dill next time.
April 28, 2017
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By: Stephanie Caldwell
I really did enjoy this recipe but it just needed a bit more salt. I just added it after the fact. It has a nice fresh and light flavor. The dill and lemon are a winning combination.
April 26, 2017
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By: toyotagearhead62
I made this a couple of weeks ago for my wife and now request it once a week. Its easy to make and inexpensive. I also serve with asparagus except I cook mine in a frying pan on low heat with olive oil and salt and pepper. This is a great meal, easy to prepare and done in no time
April 18, 2017
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By: Michelle G
This was great! I added some extra flour to thicken up the sauce. I will definitely make this again! Thank you!!
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