Especially if they are as easy and flavorful as these lemony filets. I remember my kids complaining once that that my food tasted quite bland. Ugh… I guess I was stuck in my imaginary “child-freindly” box for a little too long.
Well, not anymore. This lemon chicken recipe is full of flavor and – a bonus for busy nights – takes only a few minutes to prepare.
And if your kids are like mine and prefer their meats and chicken “not chewy”, you will be glad to hear that a little pounding and some acidity from the lemons make the fillets irresistibly soft.
To put a dinner on the table in a flash, try preparing the chicken up to step 5 and cook your sides, like rice and veggies, in advance.
Or just serve some crusty bread and crudités with a dip to round the meal.
Also notice how simple and REAL my mealtime presentation is – everything is served right from pots and pans – no grandma’s china is required for everyday family meals.
10 Minute Delicious Lemon Chicken
Serves 4 or 6
1 lb chicken breast ( 3 small or 2 big fillets)
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 lemon, sliced into rounds
1 Slice the chicken breasts into 2-4 slices lengthwise.
2 Pound them slightly to achieve equal thickness throughout the filet.
3 Season with salt and pepper.
4 Sprinkle the fillets with flour on both sides and shake off excess.
5 Melt the butter in a pan.
5 Fry the chicken breasts until they are slightly browned and cooked through, for about 2-3 minutes per side.
6 Remove the chicken on a plate and cover with foil.
7 Saute the lemon slices on the pan, pressing with a spatula slightly to release the juices.
8 Add the chicken to the pan, mix with the lemons and heat for a few minutes.
9 Serve with rice and your favorite vegetables.
How to adapt for a baby:
If your baby eats finger foods, shred one of the fillet pieces along the grain or cut in small pieces.
If your baby eats purees, cook a piece or two without seasoning and puree adding some water, breast milk or formula.