Monday, August 13, 2012

Here's a Quick Weeknight Meal: Easy Lemon Chicken


School and soccer have officially started for our family. That means quick weeknight meals are once again in high demand! I rely on my slow cooker or freezer meals, but it's still nice to have some variety to keep dinner interesting.

Once I got this recipe going, the dinner came together very quickly.  I started the butter melting, and got some Roasted Asparagus going in the toaster oven in between steps, and it was all done at the same time. I pulled some pre-cooked rice out of the microwave while my husband was serving up the plates.

The adults were more impressed with the chicken than the kiddos, but it was still a good dish.

Easy Lemon Chicken
recipe adapted from The Queen Bee's Hive

1/4 cup butter
1.5 to 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, or chicken tenders
1 pkg. Italian Seasoning Salad Dressing Mix
Juice of 2 lemons.

Melt butter in frying pan on medium-high heat, and sear the chicken pieces. Sprinkle with dressing mix, and add the lemon juice. Top the frying pan with a lid, bring mixture to a simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until the mixture is combined or the rest of your dinner is ready! Remove the lid for the last few minutes to reduce the sauce.

What are your favorite go-to busy weeknight meals?