Lemon Garlic Chicken

  • 6-8 boneless chicken thighs (I used 4 chicken breasts)
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes optional or to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves sliced or minced
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • zest of half a lemon
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth

DIRECTIONS:

  • Season chicken with salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika & red pepper flakes.
    *Heat olive oil in a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side, or until chicken reaches 165 degrees. Transfer browned chicken to plate and set aside.
  • Return pan back to heat and melt butter. Stir in onions and garlic. Add lemon juice to deglaze pan and cook for 1 minute. Add Italian seasoning, lemon zest and chicken broth. Add the chicken back into the pan until heated through.
    Spoon sauce over chicken and garnish with lemon slices, if desired.
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