Lemon Pepper Chicken with a Brown Butter Garlic Lemon Sauce

Chicken that gets coated in lemon pepper seasoning and is baked to tender and juicy perfection.  The brown butter garlic lemon sauce is absolutely incredible!  

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It is spring so I like to lemon all the things.  Actually I love lemon all year round but I like to take advantage of it while it is popular.  My favorite spice to use is the lemon pepper spice.  I love lemon with some pepper and it really takes this chicken to a whole different and delicious level.

This recipe is so easy to make.  And it seems so impressive.  I bake the chicken in the oven and then I broiled the tops so they could get that nice crisp edge and tender and juicy center.

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Right before the chicken was done I made the amazing brown butter garlic lemon sauce.  Holy yum!  The brown butter is just one extra step and is absolutely amazing.  All of the flavors in the sauce came together so well and it was the perfect finishing touch to this lemon pepper chicken.

A quick and easy recipe that is full of such delicious flavor!  This is one that you are going to love!

4.6 from 12 reviews
Lemon Pepper Chicken with a Brown Butter Garlic Lemon Sauce
 
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Chicken that gets coated in lemon pepper seasoning and is baked to tender and juicy perfection. The brown butter garlic lemon sauce is absolutely incredible!
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4-5 chicken thighs (chicken breasts can also work)
  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon Pepper Seasoning
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • Juice of one lemon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Season the chicken thighs with the lemon pepper seasoning. Bake on a greased baking sheet for 15-20 minutes or until completely cooked throughout. Broil the last couple of minutes to get the crisp tops.
  2. In a medium skillet add the butter and cook over medium high heat. Continue to whisk for a few minutes until the butter starts to become frothy and brown. Add in the chicken broth, garlic, and juice of one lemon. Add the chicken thighs to the skillet and coat in the sauce. Let simmer for a couple of minutes before serving.
  3. This was great served over rice with the brown butter lemon garlic sauce drizzled on top! Yum!

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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. Was really good! However I did this with only 3 chicken thighs. And at 375 for 20 mins the internal temp was only 119. With the 4-5 thighs its going to take prob closer to 30-35 mins. I know it does says “or until chicken is cooked through”, but I thought I would let people know what to expect.

    Thanks

  2. Made this tonight!! Very yummy. I always cook chicken to an internal temperature. If you want to die a painful death, cook it by time!! Lol

  3. Look super great, as good as the photos, it was good, but I can’t say wow, I cooked the chicken 30 mins at 375 .

  4. We LOVE this recipe! The sauce is soooooooooo delicious! We make this at least once a week. If my son had his way, we would eat it everyday! ? I’m baking it as I’m typing this.?

  5. Also, how do you make ‘lemon pepper seasoning’.
    I will probably just make the sauce and sprinkle lemon pepper over chopped chicken and cook it in frying pan. (Skillet to you, I think.)

  6. My new favorite dish! This was as EASY as it was DELICIOUS! I had a couple of small red potatoes that I cut into chunks and boiled in lightly salted water. When they were almost done, I scooped the pieces and let them finish cooking in the sauce with the chicken. Asparagus and a simple salad completes a wonderful meal. Thank you for sharing.

  7. First time cooking and wanted something delicious and doable. This was the perfect recipe and my family loves it! So glad I found you’re blog and excited for many more delicious in the future. ?
    Thank you!

  8. I made this tonight for dinner, it was hit even for my picky daughters. The only thing I added was a bit of paprika to the sauce to give it a bit of a kick. This will definitely be added to my family’s favorites. Thanks!

  9. This site is the best thing to me since the baking of French Bread.
    I’m looking forward to making these recipes for me and my family of 8 grandchildren and their parents.
    Thanks
    Granny aka Yvonne Shepard

  10. I made this the other night with enough for leftovers. I am glad I did; just finishing up what was left for lunch today.
    Easy & very tasty. I used breasts, as it was what I had on hand and served it over rice w/vermicelli and broccoli.
    Will definitely be serving this dish on a regular basis.

    —-Nancy Stephanos

  11. I cooked leg quarters seasoned with the lemon pepper seasoning on celery stalks with onion. I added the drippings from the pan and the pan vegetables to the lemon garlic butter sauce with the cooked chicken. I added extra lemon to account for the chicken drippings. Cooked broccoli and rice with It. It was awesome and easy!

  12. Made this last night and it came out tough & rubbery. I didn’t pound the breasts to even thickness and I cooked at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. Which of these things caused it or is there another reason?

    1. Your chicken was not cooked throughly. The heat was way too high for thick pieces of chicken. Also, in the future, never pound chicken.

  13. Made this – with chicken breasts – along with roasted potatoes and roasted broccoli for a wonderful meal. This is a keeper. The sauce, as you stated, is so so so good. I know it will be good on rice but this was great with the broccoli and the potatoes too.

    1. This will make the brown butter for you:
      In a medium skillet add the butter and cook over medium high heat. Continue to whisk for a few minutes until the butter starts to become frothy and brown. Add in the chicken broth, garlic, and juice of one lemon. Add the chicken thighs to the skillet and coat in the sauce. Let simmer for a couple of minutes before serving.

  14. I did this with 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts and brushed them with small amount of olive oil prior to coating with lemon pepper and baking. Perfect recipe for diabetes type 2. Served with baked squash and zucchini dish.

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