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Baked Lemon Chicken With Light Mushroom Sauce

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Rating: 5/5
13 reviews
1 comment

ready in: 30-60 minutes
serves/makes:   4

recipe id: 40828
cook method: stovetop, oven

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4 boneless skinless chicken breast
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 lemons
1/4 cup butter
3 cups chopped mushrooms
2 cans chicken broth
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon tarragon
1/2 teaspoon garlic
salt and freshly ground black pepper


Coat chicken breasts with olive oil and squeeze the juice of one lemon over them. Season with salt and pepper and place 1 to 2 slices of lemon on each breast. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-40 minutes until juices run clear.

While chicken is baking melt the butter in a medium skillet. Add 3 cups of chopped mushrooms and one teaspoon of tarragon. Lightly saute until the mushrooms are tender and golden brown in color, about 6 minutes.

Stir flour completely into the mushroom mixture. Slowly add chicken broth and continue stirring, gradually increasing heat. Gently boil until mixture reduces to form a thick, creamy sauce. Approximately 10 minutes.

Spoon sauce over chicken.

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445 calories, 19 grams fat, 9 grams carbohydrates, 59 grams protein per serving. This recipe is low in carbs.
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Sep 6, 2010

REVIEW: 4 star recipe rating
I made this tonight and it was delish. Chicken could have used a little bit more time. Loved it and will definitely make it again

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
This recipe is ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS! It was loved by the whole family + it was so simple to make. I can't wait to make it again!

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Tried this tonight, thought it was simple and delicious. Had to use canned mushrooms and I overcooked the darn chicken (bad timing), but anything NOT my fault was absolutely awesome.

Going to be doing this correct quite soon.

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating

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Used 1/4 cup gravy flour insteas of two tbsp. (Wondra). Dissolved flour in equal amount cold water, then stirred in. Broth took over three hours to reduce to consistency of gravy.

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
This was excellent. I love mushrooms and the such was amazing. My dinner guest loved it too!

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
This is like the best recipe I've tried. And it was so easy. The chicken was sooo good and the sauce was heavenly. Sounds simple and its is, but its really good. I didnt find the Tarragon anywhere in the nearby stores. Anyway it came out just fine. I forgot the garlic too because its not mentioned anywhere in the recipe but I dont think it made a big difference

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
This recipe was AWESOME! I squeezed the juice of one lemon in the sauce and cut half of it up and let it simmer. It was very lemony just the way we like it. I also added some capers which was good. I did omit the tarragon.
This recipe is a MUST TRY!

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
This Lemon Chicken was the hit of the party!!!!! This was a great recipe and was very easy to make. I would recommend this recipe to anyone.

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REVIEW: 4 star recipe rating
Awesome, very easy and VERY tasty! I made it without the taragon because I don't know what taragon is. And the garlic was finely chopped, squished and added to the mushrooms as they were sauteing. Also the mushrooms cooked faster than the chicken so I just added more broth and kept it at a low heat. Remember to chop the 'shrooms as fine as possible (I used Shiitake)

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Simple and delicious! I toasted some fresh garlic and mixed it into the sauce and also squeezed a few drops of lemon juice into it. Everybody loved it!

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
This was super tastey! It wasn't dry and the mushroom sauce was really a great topping!

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Great recipe! I noticed it didn't tell you where to put the garlic - so I put it in the sauce.

Also, didn't have any lemon on hand, so I used margarita mix instead. Not bad...

Next time, definitely going to try real lemons! :)

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
This was the Best Lemon Chicken we (the family) have ever had. I used fresh picked lemons and Toscano olive oil. I added the garlic to the sauted mushrooms. I used a 14oz can of Chicken Broth. Also used a pinch of Corn Starch to thicken it a little.
Wasn't quite sure about the taragon, but OH!! was it good. Thanks for the recipe, and I've shared it with friends.

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