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Crunchy Lemon-Herbed Chicken

Low SodiumLow PotassiumHigh Protein No ShellfishNut-FreeAmericanChickenDinner
Crunchy lemon herbed chickenCrunchy lemon herbed chicken
Serves 4 (1 serving = 3-ounce portion)
Active time: 20 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

Nutrition Per Serving

  • Calories277 cal
  • Total Fat16 g
  • Saturated Fat8 g
  • Trans Fat0 g
  • Cholesterol139 mg
  • Sodium141 mg
  • Carbohydrates12 g
  • Protein22 g
  • Phosphorus226 mg
  • Potassium347 mg
  • Dietary Fiber0.9 g
  • Calcium50 mg


  • 6 2-ounce chicken tenders
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled
  • ½ cup panko bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup of lemon juice, plus zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons water (1 tablespoon for the egg wash, 2 tablespoons for finishing the sauce)


Lemon, oregano, basil and thyme make this chicken dish irresistible. Panko bread crumbs add crunch.


  1. Preheat 2 tablespoons of butter on medium-low heat.
  2. Add zest of 1 lemon and half the herbs to bread crumbs, save the rest for lemon sauce.
  3. Beat egg yolk with 1 tablespoon water.
  4. Place chicken tenders between 2 pieces of plastic wrap and beat with small groove side of mallet until thin, but not ripped.
  5. Dip chicken in egg wash mixture, then in herbed bread crumb mixture until coated. Set them aside. 
  6. Preheat 2 tablespoons of butter on medium heat.
  7. Place breaded chicken in sauté pan.
  8. Cook chicken, approximately 2–3 minutes each side.
  9. Remove chicken and place on baking sheet pan to rest. In same pan, add remaining herbs and lemon juice, then heat until simmering.
  10. Turn off heat; add remaining 2 Tablespoons of butter to the sauce, stir vigorously.
  11. Slice the chicken.
  12. Place sliced chicken on a plate, pour the sauce over the top and add garnishes.