Lemon Basil Chicken

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Lemon Basil Chicken

Prep Time25 minutes
Servings: 2


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Plain flour
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tsp crushed garlic
  • 1/2 cup Chicken Stock
  • 1/8 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup Cream
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil
  • Cornstarch


  • Dust chicken with flour, salt and pepper.
  • Heat a large frypan with olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter. When sizzling add the chicken in batches until lightly golden.
  • Keep warm, while cooking the remainder of chicken. Cover with foil and keep warm.
  • Wipe out pan and then add olive oil and the other tablespoon of butter.
  • When butter is melted, add the garlic and stir for a minute. Add combined chicken stock and lemon juice.
  • Simmer for 2 minutes then add cream stirring constantly. Simmer for 2 more minutes then add the basil and simmer another minute.
  • Serve the chicken on a warmed plate and drizzle the sauce over the top.
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