Homestyle Lemon Chicken and Rice Recipe

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Recipes.net Team Modified: August 6, 2021

This home-style lemon chicken recipe will be an instant favorite in your family lunches and dinners. It’s refreshingly tasty and extremely easy to prepare. This quick and easy recipe will give you a filling meal that you can serve at any time of the week! A few ingredients will give you an amazingly flavorful packed meal that’s also incredibly healthy.

The highlight of this dish is our lemon sauce that’s zesty, rich, and buttery. It perfectly complements the saltiness and silky texture of our butter that completes our rich and flavorful sauce. Once you try this lemon chicken recipe, you’d be surprised by how easy it is to whip up an aromatic flavored-chicken meal. This superb dish already gives you the protein and carbs you need but you can definitely add in more greens for a healthier meal!

Lemon is the perfect tenderizer and seasoning to our homemade meals! Check out our CAQ section to know more about the benefits of using lemon in cooking. In our Homestyle Lemon Chicken and Rice Recipe, lemon blends well with our garlic, butter, and spices giving the chicken a savory citrus flavor.  To balance out the strong flavors of our meal, you can side it with Asparagus with Sherry and Bacon Vinaigrette, Texas Roadhouse Copycat Green Beans, or Cheesy Zucchini Boats!

Homestyle Lemon Chicken and Rice Recipe

How To Make Homestyle Lemon Chicken and Rice

An easy and tasty lemon chicken recipe that serves chicken strips seasoned and cooked in rich and savory lemon butter sauce and rice. It’s a complete and flavorful meal that highlights the refreshingly tangy citrus flavor of lemon infused in chicken and rice.

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 40 mins
Total: 50 mins
Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken breasts, boneless & skinless, cut into big strips
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup yellow onion, diced small
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp parsley, fresh, chopped
  • ½ cup long grain rice, uncooked
  • 3 tbsp corn kernels, canned, drained
  • zest , from 1 lemon
  • salt & ground black pepper , to taste

Instructions

  1. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper then lightly coat the chicken pieces in flour and shake off the excess.

  2. Melt the butter & olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

  3. Once done, add in the chicken strips, bell pepper, and onion.

  4. Saute briefly until chicken is still tender but fully cooked.

  5. Add in the garlic and saute briefly.

  6. Add the chicken broth, lemon juice. & rice. Let it boil then reduce heat to very low.

  7. Allow this to cook slowly for roughly 20 minutes or until the rice is fully done & has absorbed the liquid.

  8. Add the corn kernels towards the last 10 minutes of cooking. Stir to combine.

  9. Season with salt & pepper to taste and adjust accordingly.

  10. Before serving, add the lemon zest & parsley. Mix to combine. Enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Sugar: 2g
  • :
  • Calcium: 57mg
  • Calories: 656kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 52g
  • Cholesterol: 142mg
  • Fat: 39g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Iron: 3mg
  • Potassium: 534mg
  • Protein: 26g
  • Saturated Fat: 14g
  • Sodium: 1296mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 1153IU
  • Vitamin C: 44mg
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Commonly Asked Questions

What does using lemon juice do for my chicken marinade?

Lemon gives a refreshing flavor to the chicken while also tenderizing it. It’s perfect for marinating thin chicken breasts for roasting or for a quickly prepped meal. Black pepper and rosemary also go well with lemon when making a chicken marinade. Besides giving flavor to your chicken, it also kills bacteria on the chicken and clears off any lingering smell after being stored.

What other ingredients can I add to the chicken for flavor?

You can rub it with salt, brown sugar, and your favorite seasonings such as black pepper, paprika, and chili powder. You can also add in some lemon zest for an added zesty flavor.

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Conclusion

This quick and easy lemon chicken recipe is a classic and it’s worth trying. It’s unbelievably tasty and you’d be surprised at the depth of flavors of this dish! This home style dish is the perfect meal that the whole family will surely love and since it’s so easy to make, you can prepare it on busy days. Lemon chicken will be your go-to dish to serve on casual lunches and dinners and elegantly garnish on special occasions. It’s the easiest and tastiest lemon chicken recipe that will leave you craving for more!
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