Florentine Butter Chicken

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Recipe: #33486

October 07, 2019

"This is out of the September 2019 Food & Wine magazine...Cultured butter lends a rich flavor to the lemony pan sauce, and it browns gradually as the chicken cooks through. Use a large metal spoon with a long handle to carefully spoon the hot butter over the chicken..."

Original is 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (352.9 g)
  • Calories 1017.7
  • Total Fat - 76.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 34.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 394.9 mg
  • Sodium - 1755.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 14.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.6 g
  • Sugars - 1 g
  • Protein - 67.3 g
  • Calcium - 65.4 mg
  • Iron - 2.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 11.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Place beaten egg in a shallow bowl or pie plate. Spread flour in a separate shallow bowl or pie plate. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Working with 1 breast at a time, dip chicken in egg, letting any excess drip back into bowl, then dredge in flour shaking off excess.

Step 2

Melt 1/4 cup butter with oil in a 10-inch stainless steel skillet over medium-high heat, and cook, swirling occasionally, until milk solids begin to sink to bottom of skillet and start to brown, 4 to 5 minutes. Add chicken, rounded side down and cook, swirling skillet occasionally, until lightly golden, about 3 minutes. Carefully turn chicken over, and add remaining 6 tablespoons butter. Tilt skillet toward you so butter pools, and cook, basting chicken often, until chicken is just cooked through and golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes.

Step 3

Remove from heat, and carefully pour in lemon juice (butter will start to bubble). Serve immediately.


  • 10 - inch stainless skillet

2 Reviews


Awesome chicken! The chicken was very juicy and tender, and the sauce is to die for! I made this using 4 smaller breasts so we could have it twice. DH who is not a fan of chicken breasts is still raving about this recipe! The second night I made mashed potatoes with peas mixed in. This made a bed for the cubed up leftover heated chicken and sauce! YUM! Thank you Teresa for another recipe that will see many repeats for sure!


review by:
(30 Oct 2023)


Delicious chicken! This doesn't take long and the chicken turns out very moist. The sauce is wonderful. Loved this chicken!


review by:
(26 Jul 2021)

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