Lemon pepper chicken – the dish that won me the girl
It was this lemon pepper chicken that won me my wife’s heart. When we first started dating, 15 years ago (god, we’re old!), this –chicken breasts tossed in a cheesy, lemony sauce – was one of the first dishes I cooked for her. It’s been a staple in my house ever since I was young lad, particularly because it’s so easy to throw together. Whenever my relatives who lived in America visited India, a big bottle of lemon pepper seasoning was one of the things that made its way to our home through them. So when I had to make a deliciously failsafe dish to impress this (very hard to impress) girl, I knew exactly what I would go for. And it worked! To date I still get requests from her to make this ever so often. And it’s totally keto friendly. It’s citrusy, creamy, ridiculously cheesy… what’s not to love? Just be careful who you make this for, though. This lemon pepper chicken is love at first bite!
No lemon pepper seasoning? No problem
Not everyone has a bottle of lemon pepper mix lying around, but that shouldn’t keep you from making it. You can make your own by mixing up some coarsely ground pepper, sea salt (or better, garlic salt), and fresh lemon zest. You want to use lemon, though, not lime, which you get in India. If you can’t get lemon zest, add the rest of the ingredient and squeeze some fresh lime juice right at the end of cooking, when you take the pan off the heat.
I pulled out my new cast iron pan for this recipe and it worked rather well. This recipe also works great with fish and paneer. You can eat it with cauliflower rice or some keto bread as a side dish.
Nutrition Info (Per serving)
- Calories: 426
- Net Carbs: 1g
- Carbs: 1g
- Fat: 24g
- Protein: 52g
- Fiber: 0g
This recipe makes 2 servings. Get this recipe on myfitnesspal.
Lemon Pepper Chicken
- Season the chicken on both sides with the lemon pepper seasoning.
- Heat some olive oil on a pan
- Fry chicken on both sides for 3-4 minutes till golden brown
- Deglaze the pan with water
- Sprinkle on the grated cheese and cream.
- Mix well
- Finish with chives and parsley