Stovetop Lemon Dill Chicken

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Stovetop Lemon Dill Chicken: A Flavorful Feast for Your Taste Buds

If you’ve ever longed for a dish that effortlessly combines the bright zest of lemon, the savory richness of chicken, and the subtle charm of dill, you’re in for a treat. This stovetop masterpiece not only tantalizes your taste buds but also brings together ingredients in a way that transforms an ordinary meal into an extraordinary experience.

Get ready to savor the flavors, as we unravel the secrets behind creating a dish that will elevate your home-cooking game to a whole new level.

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Chicken and broccoli in a skillet.

Stovetop Lemon Dill Chicken

Imagine a perfect harmony of zesty lemon, aromatic garlic, and the savory goodness of perfectly cooked chicken. The result? It is a mouthwatering dish that strikes the ideal balance between tangy and savory. The buttery broccoli florets add a delightful crunch, making each bite a symphony of flavors. The subtle hint of dill ties everything together, elevating this dish to a new level of deliciousness.

Stovetop Lemon Dill Chicken in a skillet.

Ingredients

The Stovetop Lemon Dill Chicken full recipe with ingredient amounts and instructions is at the bottom of this post. You can save a tree and the recipe to your personal and private recipe box here on Call Me PMc. This way, you’ll never misplace it.

  • oil
  • broccoli florets
  • butter
  • Chicken breasts, boneless and skinless, pound to even thickness (or thighs)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • garlic minced
  • chicken broth
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • lemon juice and zest (about 1/4 cup juice)
  • fresh dill chopped (or 1/2 teaspoon dry dill)
Chicken breasts, broccoli, lemon, and other ingredients on a marble table.

The chicken pounded to even thickness, ensures a juicy and tender texture, absorbing all the rich flavors from the broth and Worcestershire sauce. The lemony zest adds a refreshing twist, making it a perfect dish for those who crave a burst of citrusy goodness.

Stovetop Lemon Dill Chicken FAQ:

Can I use frozen broccoli instead of fresh broccoli florets?

Absolutely! While fresh broccoli is fantastic, you can easily substitute it with frozen florets. Just be sure to adjust the cooking time slightly, allowing for the frozen broccoli to cook through.

How crucial is pounding the chicken to even thickness?

Pounding the chicken ensures uniform cooking, preventing any dry spots and maximizing flavor absorption. It’s a simple step that makes a big difference in the overall texture and taste of the dish.

I’m not a fan of Worcestershire sauce. Can I omit it?

Certainly! While Worcestershire sauce adds depth, you can skip it if it’s not your favorite. The dish will still be delicious with the lemony, garlicky goodness taking the spotlight.

Is this recipe kid-friendly?

Absolutely! Kids love the mild citrusy flavor, and the tender chicken is sure to be a hit. If your little ones are picky about greens, you can even sneak in some extra veggies or serve it with their favorite side.

Stovetop Lemon Dill Chicken in a skillet.

In a nutshell, Stovetop Lemon Dill Chicken is a delightful medley of flavors that will satisfy your taste buds and leave you craving more. It’s a perfect dish for a family dinner or a dinner party, showcasing the magic that happens when simple ingredients come together in a skillet. Try it out, and get ready for a culinary adventure right in your own kitchen!

Stovetop Lemon Dill Chicken in a frying pan.
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Stovetop Lemon Dill Chicken

This dinner is a delicious combination of zesty lemon, aromatic garlic, and savory goodness of perfectly cooked chicken all in about 35 minutes.
Author: Paula
5 from 52 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 pound broccoli florets
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 pound chicken breasts boneless and skinless, pound to even thickness
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 medium lemon juice and zest (about 1/4 cup juice)
  • ½ tablespoon fresh dill chopped (or 1/2 teaspoon dry dill)

Instructions

  • Heat the oil in a pan over medium-high heat.
    1 tablespoon oil
    Chicken breasts, broccoli, lemon, and other ingredients on a marble table.
  • Add the broccoli and cook until tender, set aside.
    1 pound broccoli florets
    A frying pan with broccoli in it.
  • Add the butter, and melt. Add the chicken, seasoned with salt and pepperand cook until lightly golden brown on all sides, about 3-5 minutes per side.
    3 tablespoons butter, 1 pound chicken breasts, salt and pepper to taste
    Chicken breasts in a frying pan on a marble countertop.
  • Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about a minute.
    4 cloves garlic
    Fried chicken in a frying pan.
  • Add the broth and Worcestershire bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
    ½ cup chicken broth, 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
    Chicken breasts in a frying pan with sauce.
  • Add the broccoli back to the pan along with the Add lemon juice and dill, and simmer a couple of minutes.
    1 medium lemon, ½ tablespoon fresh dill
    Chicken and broccoli in a skillet.
  • Serve hot plain or over rice or potatoes.

Nutrition

Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 457mg | Potassium: 903mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1020IU | Vitamin C: 119mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 2mg
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One Comment

  1. 5 stars
    Thanks for the tip about pounding the chicken. It really made a huge difference in texture. There were no dry spots, just juicy goodness! Simple ingredients but BIG taste!

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