Maple Lemon Pepper Chicken


Maple Lemon Pepper Chicken Recipe

  • 2 lb thin-cut boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 medium lemon, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 2 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground sea salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 425 F.
  2. Heat an oven-safe large skillet over medium-high heat on stovetop. I use a well-oiled large cast iron skillet.
  3. Add 1 Tbsp EVOO and heat.
  4. Sprinkle 2 lb chicken breasts equally with 1/2 tsp salt (hat’s the total amount for all of the chicken).
  5. Add chicken to skillet and cook until underside is golden brown (about 4 mins, depending on thickness and skillet). This may take up to about double the time in a cast iron skillet. Don’t keep peeking at the chicken – you want to try to leave it be as much as possible while cooking this first side.
  6. Turn off flame and flip chicken, then place lemon slices from 1 lemon on top of, and around, chicken.
  7. Bake 10 mins, until thickest part of chicken reaches 165 F.
  8. Transfer chicken to a plate and set aside. I keep mine in the microwave.
  9. Return skillet to stovetop over medium-high heat.
  10. Add 2 Tbsp lemon juice and 1 Tbsp maple syrup then give a few stirs.
  11. Add 2 Tbsp butter pieces, one piece at a time, stirring until butter melts.
  12. Add 1 tsp black pepper and stir in.
  13. Plate chicken and drizzle the sauce over the chicken just before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving 
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.4g15%
Saturated Fat 4.3g22%
Cholesterol 130mg43%
Sodium 190mg8%
Total Carbohydrate 5.2g2%
Dietary Fiber 0.6g2%
Total Sugars 3.5g 
Protein 53.6g 
Vitamin D 0mcg0%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 2mg12%
Potassium 46mg1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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