This extremely simple but delicious lemon butter chicken is perfect for nights when you want an easy chicken dish, but haven’t planned ahead with a marinade.

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Lemon Butter Chicken with Noodles

Lemon Butter Chicken with Noodles

Prep Time: 20 minutes   |   Yield: 4-6 servings


  • 4 chicken breast halves, skinned and boned
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 4-6 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 package egg noodles



  1. Slice chicken crosswise into narrow strips. Coat strips lightly with flour.
  2. Heat a large saute pan over medium-high heat and add 2-3 tablespoons butter. When butter is melted, add the chicken strips and cook, stirring frequently, until cooked through, 3-5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, cook egg noodles according to package directions, drain and lightly butter.
  4. Remove the chicken to a dish. Add onion to the pan and cook until soft, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  5. Add chicken broth to pan and bring to a boil. Add lemon juice and boil until mixture is reduced to about 1/3 cup (4 to 5 minutes).
  6. Remove from heat and add remaining 2-3 tablespoons butter.
  7. Return chicken to pan and heat through. Serve with egg noodles and a side of leafy greens or steamed veggies.