This delicious and easy Lemon Garlic Chicken Recipe is the ultimate dinner idea! Tender and juicy chicken in a flavor-packed lemon garlic butter sauce made with green beans and mushrooms.

A white deep skillet loaded with lemon garlic chicken, green beans, and mushrooms.

Chicken is our favorite protein to cook with, by far. If you like chicken, you need to give our Chicken Marsala or the Parmesan Crusted Chicken a try.

Lemon Garlic Chicken –

We love this easy 30-minute dinner recipe! Tender and a juicy seasoned chicken breast smothered in a butter garlic sauce with mushrooms and green beans, SO GOOD! We love to serve this dish with a side of homemade mashed potatoes to complete the meal!

Garlic lemon chicken topped with fresh chopped greens.

Ingredients –

The ingredients for the Lemon Garlic Chicken are so simple yet result in the most amazing chicken dinner!

  • Chicken– Your favorite chicken will work.
  • Mushrooms– White or portobello mushrooms will work. You can also leave out the mushrooms.
  • Green Beans– We love adding green beans to this recipe; you can use fresh or canned green beans.
  • Lemon Butter Sauce– We combined butter, garlic, chicken broth, lemon juice, and cornstarch.
  • Seasoning– We use our favorite seasonings for the chicken: salt, pepper, paprika, parsley, and red pepper flakes. If we have our Chicken Seasoning on hand, we substitute for that as well sometimes!
Garlic lemon chicken with mushrooms and greens beans topped with fresh chopped greens.

How to Make Lemon Garlic Chicken –

In just 30 minutes, you can have this hearty and delicious dinner recipe ready to be enjoyed!

  1. Prep– Cut the chicken into tenderloins and season on all sides.
  2. Green Beans– Boil the green beans in water for about 10 minutes, drain and set aside. Don’t boil if using canned beans.
  3. Cook Chicken– In a skillet, saute the chicken with oil until the chicken is crispy and cooked. Remove from the skillet and cover to keep warm.
  4. Saute Mushrooms– In the same skillet, saute the mushrooms until browned and lightly season. Remove the mushrooms from the skillet.
  5. Sauce– In the skillet add butter and garlic and cook until fragrant. Add in the rest of the sauce ingredients and cook until the sauce thickens.
  6. Combine– Add the cooked chicken, mushrooms, and tender green beans to the sauce and cook until reheated.
  7. Serve– Serve with desired side dishes and enjoy.
Step by step collage of how to make homemade lemon garlic chicken recipe.

Frequently Asked Questions –

How do I know when my chicken is cooked?

The chicken cooked internal temperature should reach 165°F on a thermometer.

What chicken do I use?

You can use boneless skinless chicken breast, chicken thighs, or chicken tenderloins. You can also use bone-in chicken thighs or drumsticks, but the cooking time will be longer.

Can I substitute the green beans for asparagus?

Yes! Boil the asparagus for about 2-3 minutes for thin asparagus, 4-5 minutes for medium-sized asparagus, and 5-7 minutes for thicker asparagus.

How do I reheat this recipe?

Just reheat it on the stovetop in a skillet or in the microwave.

Do I have to cut my chicken into tenderloins?

No! You can also keep the chicken breast whole or slice it in half if you don’t want it as tenders. If keeping the chicken whole, beat until even in thickness and cook longer.

How do I adjust the spice level of the dish?

The red pepper flakes do give some heat to the dish. It’s not overly spicy but it does have a slight “kick”. Add fewer pepper flakes if you don’t like your food spicy or more if you want the dish with a lot of heat.

A deep white skillet loaded with lemon garlic chicken, green beans, and mushrooms topped with fresh greens.

Serving Suggestions –

Serve this easy chicken dinner with any of your favorite side dishes! We love serving with a simple side dish. Here are our favorite options:

A deep white skillet of garlic chicken topped with fresh chopped greens.

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Lemon Garlic Chicken Recipe

Author: Valentina
5 from 44 votes
This delicious and easy Lemon Garlic Chicken Recipe is the ultimate dinner idea! Tender and juicy chicken in a flavor-packed lemon garlic butter sauce made with green beans and mushrooms.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2 servings


  • 8 oz mushrooms, quartered
  • 3/4 lb green beans, trimmed
  • 1 lb chicken breast, boneless & skinless
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp oil



  • Align the green beans with the stem facing in one direction and trim stems.
  • Add green beans to a saucepan. Cover completely with water. Bring to a boil and cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain beans and cover to keep warm.
  • In a bowl, combine all the ingredients for the seasoning. Set aside.
  • Cut the chicken breast into tenderloins or just cut in half. Season the chicken breast, set aside the remaining seasoning.
  • In a skillet, heat oil. Add chicken and cook over med/high heat until both sides are golden. Turn heat down and cook an additional 6-8 minutes so the chicken becomes tender.
  • Remove chicken from skillet and cover to keep warm.
  • Add the quartered mushrooms to the skillet. Saute until browned, lightly season and remove from skillet.
  • In the skillet, melt the butter and add minced garlic. Cook for about 1 minute. Add in the chicken broth, lemon juice, cornstarch. and the leftover seasoning.
  • Bring the sauce to a simmer and cook until it thickens. Add the chicken, green beans, and mushrooms back to the skillet. Smother in the sauce and cook to reheat.
  • Serve and Enjoy.


311kcal Calories10g Carbs28g Protein19g Fat8g Saturated Fat103mg Cholesterol544mg Sodium825mg Potassium3g Fiber4g Sugar1333IU Vitamin A17mg Vitamin C45mg Calcium2mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Garlic Chicken Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 311 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 103mg34%
Sodium 544mg24%
Potassium 825mg24%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 1333IU27%
Vitamin C 17mg21%
Calcium 45mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)