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Simple Lemon Butter Sauce

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In this post I’ll be sharing the recipe for a Simple Lemon Butter Sauce.

This is an easy Lemon Butter Sauce. So simple to make and so versatile. You can use this sauce for pasta, chicken or seafood. I like using it to toss pasta in and serving as a side dish. Shown here with a breaded chicken cutlet topped with capers. YUM!
 
Best of all with dinner was cooked and ready to serve in 30 minutes. You can’t beat that during the busy weekdays.
This sauce would be great with shrimp or lobster too. You could also use it to poach your favorite fish. The sauce is a little rich but don’t let that put you off – It taste surprisingly light and fresh.

Ingredients:

1/3 c White Wine (optional)
1/2 c Chicken Stock
1/2 c Heavy Cream
3 tablespoons of Lemon Juice
2 Sticks Butter
Pinch of Salt and Pepper
1 tsp Parsley (optional)

Simple Lemon Butter Sauce

In a saucepan add chicken stock, white wine, salt and pepper, bring to a simmer over medium heat. Add heavy cream, butter, lemon juice and parsley. Stir until butter is melted. turn sauce down to low simmer until ready to use.

If I use it with pasta – I cook my pasta, drain well and add to a mixing bowl. Then I pour over the lemon butter sauce and toss it together. I reserve just a little of sauce to drizzle over what I am serving with it, such as the chicken above.
 
Garnish with capers and lemon slice. If you’re using shrimp you could just toss that right in with the pasta. I love simple recipes that can be used in so many ways. Enjoy Y’all! 
chicken and pasta with lemon butter sauce garnished with capers and a lemon slice

Easy Sauce Recipe

Yield: 3 cups of Sauce

Simple Lemon Butter Sauce

Lemon butter sauce with chicken and pasta

A tangy delicious lemon butter sauce that is great with chicken and pasta

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/3 c White Wine (optional)
  • 1/2 c Chicken Stock
  • 1/2 c Heavy Cream
  • 3 tbsp. Lemon Juice
  • 2 Sticks of Butter
  • Pinch of Salt and Pepper
  • 1 tsp Parsley (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan add chicken stock, white wine, salt and pepper, bring to a simmer over medium heat. Add heavy cream, butter, lemon juice and parsley. Stir until butter is melted. turn sauce down to low simmer until ready to use.

Notes

The sauce is delicious with pasta and chicken

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 268Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 78mgSodium: 218mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g

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Lynn Vining

Thursday 20th of October 2016

Yum! That looks and sounds good! I love lemon and butter sauces!

Julia's Simply Southern

Thursday 20th of October 2016

Thank you Lynn. It is delicious and so easy to make!