Zesty Lemon-Parmesan Chicken Delight

Savor the Creamy Goodness of Citrus-Infused Poultry

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Zesty Lemon-Parmesan Chicken Delight

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 15 minutesCook time: 25 minutesRest time: minutesTotal time: 40 minutesServings:4 servingsCalories:300 kcal Best Season:Suitable throughout the year


Indulge in the rich flavors of this Zesty Lemon-Parmesan Chicken Delight, a perfect blend of tangy lemon and savory Parmesan cheese enveloping tender chicken breasts. This dish promises to be a crowd-pleaser with its creamy sauce and delightful aroma, making it a go-to recipe for any home cook looking to impress.



  1. In a medium-sized saucepan, heat the vegetable broth until it reaches a rolling boil. Once boiling, lower the heat to a gentle simmer and mix in the rice. Secure the lid on the saucepan and allow the rice to cook until it becomes soft, which should take roughly 20 minutes.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs and lemon juice until well combined. Gradually incorporate one scoop of the simmering soup into the egg-lemon blend, whisking vigorously to prevent the eggs from scrambling. If needed, add another scoop of soup to ensure the temperature of the egg mixture is similar to that of the soup.
  3. Carefully pour the tempered egg and lemon mixture back into the saucepan with the broth and rice. Diminish the heat to its lowest setting and let the soup warm through for approximately 5 minutes, making sure it does not boil. Finally, season the soup with salt and pepper to taste.


  • – For a thicker sauce, allow it to simmer for a longer time or add a cornstarch slurry.
    – If a lighter sauce is preferred, substitute heavy cream with half-and-half or whole milk.
    – Ensure not to overcook the chicken to maintain tenderness.
Keywords:Lemon Chicken, Parmesan Chicken, Creamy Chicken Recipe, Easy Dinner
Nutrition Facts

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 158
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 140mg47%
Sodium 554mg24%
Potassium 149mg5%
Total Carbohydrate 25g9%
Dietary Fiber 4g16%
Sugars 3g
Protein 8g16%

Vitamin C 42 mg
Calcium 78 mg
Iron 2 mg

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Can I use chicken thighs instead of breasts?

Yes, chicken thighs can be used but may require an adjustment in cooking time due to their different texture and fat content.

How can I prevent the sauce from curdling?

Ensure not to let the sauce boil vigorously and use a moderate heat setting to prevent curdling. Adding the lemon juice off the heat can also help.

Is there a non-dairy alternative for the cream?

Non-dairy alternatives like coconut cream can be used, but they will alter the flavor profile of the dish.

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    05/19/2024 07:35 am GMT

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