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Lemon-Basil Butter Chicken Skillet

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Lemon-Basil Butter Chicken Skillet
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Ingredients 9
  • Servings 4
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This pan-fried chicken comes together in a snap with basic pantry staples, but tastes anything but ordinary.
By Carrian Cheney
Updated Sep 26, 2017

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 bone-in chicken thighs with skin (about 1 lb)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic
Make With
Make With
Progresso Broth

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 400°F. In 2-cup glass measuring cup, beat chicken broth, lemon juice, basil leaves and cornstarch with whisk until well blended.
  • 2
    In 10-inch nonstick ovenproof skillet, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter over medium-high heat. Sprinkle both sides of chicken with salt and pepper. Cook chicken in butter 5 to 10 minutes, turning once, until golden brown. Transfer to a plate.
  • 3
    Reduce heat to medium-low. In same skillet, melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter. Stir in broth mixture and garlic; cook 3 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until sauce is slightly thickened.
  • 4
    Return chicken to skillet. Bake uncovered 15 to 20 minutes or until juice of chicken is clear when thickest part is cut to bone (at least 165°F).

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    For a complete meal, serve chicken with a fresh tossed salad and Pillsbury™ crusty French loaf.
  • tip 2
    Searing chicken in a pan on the stovetop, then finishing in the oven is a classic restaurant technique that frees up burners while ensuring a succulent end product that’s less likely to overcook or burn.

Nutrition Information

240 Calories, 15g Total Fat, 19g Protein, 7g Total Carbohydrate, 0g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
240
Calories from Fat
130
Total Fat
15g
22%
Saturated Fat
6g
30%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
75mg
25%
Sodium
570mg
24%
Potassium
180mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
7g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
Protein
19g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 2 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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