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Lemon Garlic Chicken

Lemon Garlic Chicken

Lemon Garlic Chicken - an easy one pan dish perfect for busy weeknights. Best of all, this low carb, keto-friendly recipe cooks up tender, juicy and full of delicious flavor in under 30 minutes.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword 30 minute, chicken, easy chicken dinner, garlic, lemon, one pan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 384 kcal
Author Kelly


  • 4 medium chicken breasts (pounded to even thickness) OR OR 6-8 boneless chicken thighs skinless or with skin
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter , swap with olive oil for paleo
  • 1/2 small onion chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves sliced or minced
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • Juice of 1 medium lemon
  • 3-4 tablespoons heavy cream , leave out for paleo
  • Chopped fresh parsley and lemon slices , optional for garnish
  • Cast Iron Skillet


  1. Season chicken with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Heat olive oil in a medium-sized cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side, or until chicken reaches 165 degrees. Transfer browned chicken to plate and set aside.

  2. Return pan back to heat and melt butter. Stir onions and garlic. Add lemon juice to deglaze pan and cook for 1 minute. Add Italian seasoning, lemon zest and chicken broth. Stir in heavy cream and allow to thicken and bubble. Add the chicken back into the pan until heated through.

  3. Sprinkle chicken with chopped parsley and serve hot with your favorite sides. Spoon sauce over chicken and garnish with lemon slices, if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Garlic Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 384 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Protein 14g28%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.