20-Minute Creamy Lemon-Feta Skillet Chicken


Quick-cooking chicken cutlets are smothered in a creamy sauce accented by briny feta cheese, lemon and fresh herbs in this ultra-fast one-skillet dinner.

20-Minute Creamy Lemon-Feta Skillet Chicken
Photo: Brie Passano
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 1 pound chicken cutlets

  • ¼ teaspoon salt, divided

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper, divided

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • ½ cup low-sodium chicken broth

  • 2 cloves garlic, grated

  • ½ cup heavy cream

  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs, such as tarragon or basil


  1. Sprinkle chicken with 1/8 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook, turning once, until browned and cooked through, about 6 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

  2. Add broth and garlic to the pan. Cook, scraping up any browned bits, until the liquid is reduced by half, 1 to 2 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and stir in cream, feta, lemon juice and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon each salt and pepper; simmer for 2 minutes. Return the chicken to the pan and turn to coat. Cook until warmed through, about 1 minute more. Sprinkle with fresh herbs before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

302 Calories
19g Fat
3g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 302
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 29g 58%
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 125mg 42%
Vitamin A 586IU 12%
Sodium 300mg 13%
Potassium 459mg 10%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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