Lemon & Dill Chicken

Recipe Information

Total Time: 

15 to 30 minutes



Fresh lemon and dill create a quick Greek-inspired pan sauce for simple sauteed chicken breasts.


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (1-1 1/4 pounds)
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive or canola oil, divided
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill, divided
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  1. Season chicken breasts on both sides with salt and pepper. Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and sear until well browned on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to a plate and tent with foil.
  2. Reduce heat to medium. Add the remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil to the pan. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Whisk broth, flour, 1 tablespoon dill and lemon juice in a measuring cup and add to pan. Cook, whisking, until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes.
  3. Return the chicken and any accumulated juices to the pan; reduce heat to low and simmer until the chicken is cooked through, about 4 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a warmed platter. Season sauce with salt and pepper and spoon over the chicken. Garnish with the remaining 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill.

Serving Suggestions

Make it a meal: Serve with roasted broccoli and whole-wheat orzo.

Nutritional Information

173 calories; 6 g fat; 64 mg cholesterol; 3 g carbohydrates; 24 g protein; 0 g fiber; 236 mg sodium