Lemon Chicken with White Wine is an incredibly delicious and EASY recipe for a casual dinner or dressy nights! I love skillet meals and this is one of my favorites! So much flavor and so little work.
Easy Lemon Chicken Skillet Recipe
Everyone has a favorite type of food. Mine is clearly cheese. But SECOND to cheese, are easy meals. Easy skillet meals. Easy one-pot meals. All of the above. This recipe checks all of those boxes.
I’ve made a few easy skillet meals in my life. Skillet Basil Cream Chicken and Skillet French Onion Chicken are two of my most popular recipes on the site! They’re both made in under 30 minutes, have easy clean up, and are DELICIOUS. I love when all the flavors cook up together. It’s just better that way!
This skillet lemon chicken is one delicious easy meal that’s perfect for any occasion. It’s perfect for a romantic date night dinner. Or make it for a fun girls night in. Hello, white wine! See what I mean?
Why you’ll love this Lemon Chicken Recipe:
- One pan: Everything for this recipe is all cooked in one skillet so clean up is a breeze!
- Quick and easy: This recipe requires very little prep time and it’s ready to serve in 30 minutes, perfect after a long day!
- Simple ingredients: Despite it’s fancy taste, you don’t need a long list of ingredients to make this, and most of which you’ll already have to hand.
How to make skillet lemon chicken
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- Combine the dry ingredients and coat each side of the chicken breasts with it.
- Place the chicken in the hot skiller and add in the lemon juice, white wine and rosemary.
- Cook the chicken on each side until cooked through and remove from the skillet.
- Reduce the sauce by half and add in the lemon slices to caramalize.
- Add the chicken back to the pan to heat through and serve.
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Can you make it ahead of time?
This skillet lemon chicken is best served as soon as it’s cooked so that it’s nice and fresh and juicy. If you do have leftovers, they will keep well covered in the fridge for up to 4 days.
You can enjoy the chicken sliced cold with a salad, or reheat in the oven at 350F til warmed through.
Can you make this recipe with thighs?
I like to make this with chicken breasts, but you absolutely can make it with thighs if you prefer. Just be aware that thighs do take longer to cook through.
Use an instant read thermometer to check that your chicken is cooked through. It should register at 165F when inserted to the thickest part of the meat.
What do you serve it with?
This delicious white wine and lemon chicken is great to serve with all of your favorite sides, I love to serve it over rice or pasta. It’s perfect with salad or veggie and potato sides too. Try it with:
- Quinoa Salad
- Italian Pasta Salad
- Asparagus Almondine
- Bacon Wrapped Green Bean Bundles
- Easy Mashed Potatoes
- Cilantro Lime Rice
- Loaded Scalloped Potatoes
- Homemade Hawaiian Rolls
- If you want your sauce a bit sweeter/less tart, add a tablespoon of honey or to taste.
- If your chicken breasts are very thick, you can cut them in half or pound them flat.
- Try swapping the lemon for orange for a different flavor!
This skillet lemon chicken is one delicious and easy dish but it’s fancy enough for a special occasion too! So fresh and tasty, it’s sure to impress!
More Chicken Skillet Recipes!
- Chicken Parmesan Pasta Skillet
- Chicken Marsala
- Enchilada Stuffed Chicken Breast
- One Pan Cheesy BBQ Ranch Chicken
- Skillet Chicken con Queso
- Tuscan Chicken
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hi, shouldn’t step 4 come after the chicken has browned and is pulled from the skillet before adding the liquids which are reduced to 1/2 volume?
My husband and son say that they won’t get bored with quick chicken dinners if they all taste this god! We made this tonight and will definitely do it again in the future!
That makes me so happy to hear!
The recipe of your Skillet Lemon is really nice. I am looking forward to cook this for my kids. I hope they will love this
Hello! I was wondering if I can make this without the butter ?
Hello Becky ! Thanks for sharing this skillet lemon chicken with white wine recipe with us. It would taste delicious I am sure. Can I use ginger paste in it to increase flavour ?? TIA
Have you used boneless thighs for your chicken recipes? Not a fan of white meat..so I always sub thighs in chicken recipes. Huge fan of all things lemon (adding Dijon mustard and rosemary with regards to chicken. I buy the mini bottles of chardonnay for chicken recipes. Hope to make this tonight!
I love this idea! We love white meat, but thighs can have so much flavor, should work great. And the dijon is an awesome idea!
Which type of white wine would you recommend for this?
I use a dry white like Chardonnay. And it doesn’t have to be expensive since you’re cooking with it! Enjoy :)
Since I don’t drink dry white wine, I use the mini bottles (4 pack) of Sutter home Chardonnay in all my chicken recipes.
Thats very smart! I love Chardonnay for cooking too. Will work great!
OMG your cooking looks sooo good. I want to ask you a question, because I’m a muslim, wine is prohibited, what can I use to substitute it if i want to cook the chicken? and will it make that much of a difference if I just cancel it out?
I think you could definitely leave it out. It just adds a bit of extra flavor, but it’s not necessary. Thanks so much for saying hi and I hope you love the recipe!!! :)
Made this tonight. LOVED it! Chicken breasts were too large, had to do in batches and finish in the oven. Returned to sauce before serving. Kids loved it. Perfect with fettuccini and steamed green beans.
I’m so glad you loved it! I’ve been wanting to make it with fettuccine…sounds delish! Thanks so much for letting me know you liked it :)