Citrus Serenade: Lemon & Dill Chicken

Experience a refreshing dance of flavors with this Lemon & Dill Chicken. Juicy chicken breasts are infused with the zesty tang of lemon and the aromatic freshness of dill, creating a dish that's both invigorating and comforting. Perfect for a sunlit lunch or a cozy dinner, this dish promises a burst of summer in every bite.

Photo of a dining table setup: a plate with a serving of Lemon & Dill Chicken, a bowl of lemon wedges, a sprig of fresh dill, and a glass of chilled white wine, evoking a summer dining scene.

Precise Preparation and Cooking Time

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Number of Servings and Ideal Serving Size

  • Yields: 4 servings
  • Ideal Serving Size: 1 chicken breast with a generous drizzle of sauce.

Essential Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 210 kcal per serving
  • Proteins: 28g
  • Fats: 9g
  • Carbohydrates: 3g
  • Sodium: 320mg
  • Fiber: 0g

Ingredients (Measured in Grams)

  • Chicken breasts: 4 (approx. 150 grams each)
  • Olive oil: 30ml
  • Garlic (minced): 10 grams
  • Fresh dill (chopped): 20 grams
  • Lemon zest: from 2 lemons
  • Lemon juice: from 2 lemons
  • Salt: 5 grams
  • Freshly ground black pepper: 3 grams
  • Chicken broth: 100ml

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté until aromatic.
  2. Season the chicken breasts with salt, pepper, and half of the lemon zest.
  3. Place the chicken breasts in the skillet and cook for about 7 minutes on each side or until fully cooked through.
  4. Once the chicken is cooked, remove from the skillet and set aside.
  5. In the same skillet, add the chicken broth, lemon juice, and the remaining lemon zest. Bring to a simmer and reduce the sauce slightly.
  6. Return the chicken breasts to the skillet and sprinkle with fresh dill.
  7. Serve the chicken hot with the lemon-dill sauce drizzled over.

Proven Tips for Culinary Success

  • Pair with a light salad or roasted vegetables for a complete meal.
  • A splash of white wine can be added to the sauce for a richer flavor profile.

Anticipated FAQs

  • Can I use dried dill? While fresh dill is preferred, dried dill can be used in a pinch. Use half the amount when substituting.
  • How can I store leftovers? Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat gently to maintain the chicken's juiciness.