On a large plate, combine flour with 1/4 cup Parmesan, garlic powder, and lemon zest. Season generously …
- 2 large, boneless, skinless chicken breasts, halved horizontally to make 4 pieces
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper, plus more to taste
- 1 to 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 ½ tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 cup chicken stock or broth
- ½ cup cream
- ⅓ cup finely grated fresh Parmesan cheese
- Juice of 1 lemon (2 to 3 tablespoons lemon juice), adjusted to your tastes
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
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- Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit (93 degrees Celsius). Line a sheet pan with foil and set aside.
- In a wide, shallow dish, combine the flour and the 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese.
- Season the chicken pieces with 1 teaspoon of salt and ½ teaspoon of pepper.
- Coat the seasoned chicken in the flour-Parmesan mixture, shake off excess, and set aside.
- In a large pan over medium-high heat, heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and all of the butter until the butter has melted and the pan is hot.
- Sear the chicken for about 3 to 5 minutes, until golden-brown on each side and cooked through.
- Transfer the chicken to the lined baking sheet and place in the preheated oven to keep warm.
- Reduce the burner heat to medium-low. Add the garlic and, if needed, a little more olive oil to the large pan, and cook for about 1 minute, until fragrant.
- Add the chicken stock and bring to a boil for a few minutes to thicken slightly.
- Add the cream and simmer for three to five minutes to thicken the sauce further.
- Add in the ⅓ cup of Parmesan cheese, and allow the sauce to simmer for about 2 minutes, or until thickened to your liking.
- Remove the sauce from the heat. Add in half of the lemon juice, and stir to combine.
- Taste and adjust with more lemon juice, salt, and pepper, if desired.
- Remove the chicken from the oven and add it back into the pan.
- To serve, garnish with the chopped parsley and lemon slices, as desired. Enjoy paired with pasta and your favorite veggies.
- Yes, half-and-half is OK to substitute for the cream, although be warned that it is not preferred.
- The time it takes to sear the chicken in step 5 will depend on the thickness of your chicken pieces.
- When considering the thickness of your sauce, remember that it will also thicken as it cools.