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easy lemon pepper chicken breast recipe

Perfectly Juicy Lemon Pepper Chicken Breasts

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Protein: Poultry
Cut: Chicken Breast
Diet: Gluten Free, Keto
Course: Main Course
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 4 ea ButcherBox Chicken Breasts
  • 1 Tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 c chicken stock
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 1 ea lemon juiced
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 325℉.
  • Pat chicken breasts dry and season with kosher salt and black pepper.
  • Preheat cast iron skillet on medium high heat.
  • Add avocado oil to skillet and sear chicken on both sides, 2 minutes per side.
  • Add chicken stock, lemon juice, and butter to skillet and place in oven for 15 minutes or until internal temperature of thickest part of chicken breast reads 165℉.
  • Remove chicken from pan and place on cutting board to rest.
  • While chicken is resting place skillet back on the burner on medium heat and reduce cooking liquid by half. Drizzle over chicken and enjoy!
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