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Lemon Pepper Pan Fried Chicken

When time is short and I want something fast I usually pan fry a piece of chicken. You can put any seasonings you like. I tend to season the chicken to match the sides I am making. 

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If you have ZERO ingredients then this recipe will cost about $11.96 as of November 2022.

  • If you have a fully stocked pantry this recipe will cost about $8.02.

I am assuming you have salt and pepper and do not add it into the recipe total cost.

Recipe serves: 4

Serving size: 4 ounces of chicken

Equipment needed: 1 frying pan (I prefer cast iron)

Total time: 8 – 12 minutes


Let's grocery shop!

I am assuming you have salt and pepper. It is not included in pantry and spices. If you have a fully stocked pantry there will be a savings of about $3.88.

Pantry & Spices

Total: $3.88 as of November 2022

  • lemon pepper seasoning $1.00
  • olive oil $2.88


Total: $8.08 as of November 2022

  • 1 pound chicken breasts $8.02

Let's prep!

Let's cook!

  1. Heat pan with 1 tablespoon olive oil if you are cooking with cast iron.
    • If you are cooking with nonstick then only use 1/2 tablespoon olive oil.
  2. Cook chicken 4-6 minutes per side depending on thickness and chicken is 165° F.
  3. Let chicken rest for 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

This recipe can also be found in Menu 6 – Family of 4

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