Meyer Lemon Parmesan Chicken | Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Monday, March 9, 2015

Meyer Lemon Parmesan Chicken

Meyer Lemon Parmesan Chicken is a great weeknight dinner option! Chicken breasts are coated in a crispy panko/Meyer lemon/Parmesan cheese breading, pan sauteed and finished with faux Hollandaise sauce.  Simple and delicious!  

It's time, once again, for another installment of "The Secret Recipe Club" reveal!  This month, I was assigned to the blog, Cheese Curd in Paradise.  Ashley's blog is so full of goodness, I had a hard time choosing a recipe to make for today's post!  I bookmarked a few recipes that really caught my eye:  Grapefruit Olive Oil Cake, Caprese Macaroni and Cheese, and Tart Cherry Galette to name a few.  Ashley's recipes are full of flavors my family enjoys!

When I spotted this recipe for Crispy Parmesan Chicken with Lemon Hollandaise  I immediately knew I wanted to make this for my post and use up the rest of the Meyer Lemons I had in the fridge from the Meyer Lemon Loaf Cake I made a few weeks ago.

Instead of making a real deal Hollandaise sauce to top the chicken, I opted for a for a more figure friendly faux version.  It's not the real thing, but it's thick and creamy and compliments this chicken wonderfully!

This chicken dish was absolutely delicious and will make a regular appearance on my menus.  It has a great crunch and the creamy sauce just takes it over the top!  Thank you Ashley for this great recipe!

Meyer Lemon Parmesan Chicken

Renee's Kitchen Adventures
Meyer Lemon Parmesan Chicken
Chicken breasts are coated in a crispy panko/Meyer lemon/Parmesan cheese breading, pan sauteed and finished with faux Hollandaise sauce. Simple and delicious!


  • For the chicken:
  • 4 - 4oz. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup Eggbeaters
  • 3/4 cup plain panko bread crumbs
  • 1-2 tsp. Meyer lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt, divided
  • 1 TBS dried or fresh chopped parsley
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 TBS grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 TBS olive oil or corn oil
  • For the Faux Hollandaise sauce:
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat mayonnaise (I used the Olive oil kind)
  • 1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • Juice of half a Meyer Lemon
  • 2 TBS unsalted butter, melted
  • Kosher salt, to taste


  1. In a shallow bowl, combine the flour and 1/2 tsp. kosher salt and 1/4 tsp. black pepper. Pour the Eggbeaters into another shallow bowl. In a third shallow bowl, combine the panko, 1/2 tsp kosher salt, 1/4 black pepper, Meyer lemon zest, parsley, garlic powder and Parmesan cheese.
  2. Heat a large skillet over med-high heat. Add the oil. Take the chicken, once piece at a time, and first coat in flour mixture, then eggbeaters, then panko mixture and put into hot oil, being careful not to overcrowd the pan.
  3. Cook on the first side for about 4-5 minutes, or until golden brown, flip, and cook on the other side until golden brown and chicken is done (internal temperature of 170 degrees F).
  4. Remove chicken to platter and hold in warm oven while you prepare the sauce.
  5. To make sauce: Whisk the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, Meyer lemon juice and melted butter together in small bowl. Heat mixture in microwave for 1 minute on HIGH or until sauce is warm.
  6. Serve chicken with sauce. Enjoy!
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 20 mins.
Total time: 30 mins.
Tags: chicken, lemon, Meyer Lemon, dinner, easy recipe

Servings - 4   Serving Size - 1 breast with 1/4 of sauce   Points Plus per Serving - 10 Points+
*Calories - 388.6,   Total Fat - 18.8g,   Carb - 24.4g,   Protein - 27.9g,   Fiber - 0.3g

*nutritional information was calculated using the full amount of the breading ingredients.  The results can vary depending on how much of the ingredients are actually used in the finished product. 

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  1. Oh my gosh, I know what I am having for dinner tomorrow night!! Love this recipe! Thank you!! Top notch SRC choice!

    1. Thanks Michaela! Hope you get a chance to make this!

  2. I just picked all of the Meyer Lemons from our tree...I know what I will be putting on the menu soon! Great SRC selection.

    1. Oh I am jealous you have your own tree! How wonderful is that?

  3. I love that you used meyer lemons! I wish they were easier to find around here! So happy you loved it- it is delicious! Try the real deal Hollandaise with it sometime too!

    1. I had some so thought why not? haha I'll have to give the real deal stuff a try sometime. Thanks for a great recipe!!

  4. We have a Meyer lemon tree at our new-to-us house! I just used them all for lemonade this weekend, but there are more up and coming. I will definitely be making this soon. Thanks for sharing with the SRC, Renee.

    1. I'm so jealous you can have them at your fingertips! How great is that? Thanks for stopping by Camilla!

  5. Love the sauce. Love anything with lemon, and Meyer lemons are even better. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  6. I love all things Meyer lemon! This looks fabulous and I love that you lightened the sauce to make this a more weeknight and figure-friendly option!

  7. This looks so good. I love having lots of options for chicken dinners.

  8. This is a perfect weeknight dinner! Love how you've lightened up the sauce. So yummy!

  9. Nice light panko topping and the figure friendly faux hollandaise sauce looks delicious!

  10. Sounds like a delicious idea to add some lemon! And sauce is really good :D

  11. Sounds absolutely amazing. I love what you did to lighten the sauce. Can't wait to make it.

  12. This looks like it would be at a fancy restaurant! Must try this soon!

  13. Oooh this looks wonderful, Renee! I just saw a few Meyer Lemons in the store the other day. They were expensive, but this looks worth it!! Thanks for sharing!

  14. We LOVE lemon & chicken together in this house! I have a feeling that my family would LOVE this, Renee- especially with than crispy panko breading! And we must be on the same wavelength this week- I made a mock hollandaise for the brunch recipe I posted today. ;)

  15. Panko is my favorite breading! Nice and crunchy! This recipe sounds so good, especially the sauce!


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