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Cheese-Topped Lemon Chicken Breasts

Looking for a new way to fix chicken? This easy recipe is a must-try! If you don't want to shred the Colby cheese, you could substitute packaged shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese instead. Renee Mitchell - McChord AFB, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3/4 cup shredded Colby cheese


  • Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, brown chicken in butter on both sides over medium heat. Stir in lemon juice and soy sauce. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 4-5 minutes or until meat juices run clear.
  • Remove from the heat. Sprinkle each chicken breast with cheese. Cover and let stand for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts
4 ounce-weight: 290 calories, 18g fat (10g saturated fat), 105mg cholesterol, 851mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 29g protein.

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  • beccakat1
    May 7, 2014

    Love this recipe, except without the cheese. I make it frequently.

  • npeetz
    Nov 25, 2012

    I love this recipe! Very easy & Quick to make!! Made it for my family at home and than had a weekend to make it for my cousin and they all loved it as well!!

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    Jan 9, 2012

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    Dec 17, 2011

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  • sachin_jain
    Jul 8, 2011

    I tried this recipe and it was so delicious!!!

  • ericajo2001
    Feb 10, 2011

    Quick & easy to make. I used cheddar instead of Colby. The sauce is a little strong so next time I will just serve it with less sauce.

  • ivypoet
    Aug 10, 2010

    A definite favourite at our house! I didn't have any Colby cheese on hand when I made it the first time so I used cheddar instead. I've made this many times and it's always good!

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    Oct 22, 2009

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    Oct 18, 2009

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    Oct 2, 2009

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