Chicken with Lemon Pan Sauce
with broccoli / carrots
A simple pan sauce adds flavor and creaminess to this classic meal of chicken and roasted vegetables.
- Shallots - 2 cloves, chopped
- Chicken breasts, boneless and skinless - 1 lb, halved
- Green onions - 2 stalks, sliced, green and white parts separate
- Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
- Butter - 2 Tbsp
- Arrowroot powder - 1 Tbsp
- Vinegar, red or white wine - 1/2 tsp
- Stock, any type - 1 cup
- Lemon juice - 2 tsp
- Broccoli florets - 10 oz, chopped
- Carrots - 1 1/2 lbs, sliced
- Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
- Broccoli / Carrots / Shallots - Prep as directed. Combine broccoli and carrots. Store shallots separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
- Chicken - Slice in half. Cover with plastic wrap or parchment paper and then flatten with a meat tenderizer, until about 1/2” / 1.3 cm thick. Season with some salt and pepper and tenderize with a fork. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
- Green onions - Slice green onions, keeping white and green parts separate. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
- Heat oven to 400F / 204C.
- Toss broccoli and carrots with cooking oil (portion for vegetables) and spread out onto a sheet pan. Season with some salt and pepper. Roast until tender, 25 to 30 minutes, shaking the pan halfway through cooking.
- When vegetables are nearly tender, heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add cooking oil (portion for chicken) and then chicken to heated oil. Sear chicken on both sides until golden brown and cooked through, 6 to 8 minutes total. Set chicken aside and return pan to heat.
- Reduce heat under the pan to medium and add butter, shallots, and white parts of green onions, scraping up any browned bits on the bottom of the pan.
- When butter is melted, add arrowroot powder and stir until no dry spots remain. Add vinegar and stock while whisking. Bring to a simmer and simmer until stock thickens slightly, ~2 minutes. Remove pan from heat. Stir in lemon juice. Season with some salt and pepper.
- Serve chicken over roasted vegetables with pan sauce and green parts of green onions on top. Enjoy!
It was good. Kids ate it, so that’s a win.0 Helpful
Didn't include the red pepper for the kids, but it was definitely good with it! Enjoyable and I plan to make this again (good sub for boxed mac n cheese that the kids asked for that night LOL).0 Helpful
Loved this recipe so comforting. Made some changes -fried the chicken and kept it in the pan while i added the liquids/sauce -to the sauce I added: 1 teaspoon chilli, 1 teaspoon salt, 0.5 teaspoon pepper, 1 teaspoon Italian herbs and 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard and 1.5 cups of stock rather than 2 cups -used cheddar cheese -squeeze of lemon at the end to enhance flavours0 Helpful
This was great! Will be adding it to my favourites. So simple to make.0 Helpful
Used Quorn instead of chicken and cheddar cheese, was delicious everyone enjoyed it and it was very quick and easy to make.0 Helpful
Made with Gardein chicken. Very yummy and low-fuss.0 Helpful