½cupdry white winesuch as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio
1 ½teaspoonsfresh thyme leaveschopped
Garnish: Parsley sprigs, lemon slices
I use very large chicken breasts which I slice in half horizontally before flattening. You can also opt to use 4 small chicken breasts.
Flatten each chicken breast with a meat mallet by placing in resealable plastic bag and pounding until ¼" thick. Take out and season with salt and pepper then dredge (cover) in flour.
In a large skillet, heat butter and olive oil. When butter just starts to turn brown, add the garlic and chicken pieces and cook for 3 minutes per side or until brown.
Remove chicken breasts from skillet and cover to keep warm.
In same skillet, add wine and stir to incorporate any browned bits from pan. Boil until reduced by almost half, about 3-5 minutes.
Add the chicken broth, oregano, thyme and lemon zest and return to boil.
Combine the egg and lemon juice and stir into wine-broth liquid. Stir until sauce is smooth and has thickened slightly.
Add chicken back to pan and simmer for five minutes, turning once, until chicken is warm and thoroughly cooked.
Sprinkle with parsley then remove to serving platter.
Pour sauce over chicken then garnish with parsley sprigs and lemon slices.
Options for Lemon Chicken
How do I make this sauce less intense?This lemon sauce has a very strong tart flavor. If you want to make it milder with a little brighter flavor, just reduce the amount of lemon juice to 2 Tablespoons and the lemon zest to 1 teaspoon. Children tend to like it a little less lemony.Can I make this into a creamy sauce?Yes you can! Take the chicken out of the sauce after warming it up. Then add about ¼ cup of half and half or cream to the skillet and stir until it has warmed through. Place chicken on serving platter and drizzle sauce over it. Voila! Creamy Lemon Chicken that goes perfect over pasta.How long does this Chicken in Lemon Wine Sauce keep?This dish will easily keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. When ready for dinner, just cover and reheat in microwave until warm.