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Moist Limoncello Chicken Breast Filet Recipe

Updated on December 20, 2010
Danny DeVito's Limoncello
Danny DeVito's Limoncello

About Limoncello

A few years ago when Danny DeVito appeared on the TV show "The View" just a bit inebriated, many of us had never even heard of limoncello,especially if you don't drink alcoholic beverages. Since that time though it has become quite a popular liqueur, usually served ice cold in small glasses as Italians' have done in Italy for a very long time.

The ingredients in limoncello  simply contains lemon essence, water,sugar and clear grain alcohol.

Now with that little history lesson aside I would like to share a wonderful recipe that hopefully you"ll love and make over and over again

Limoncello on the "rocks"
Limoncello on the "rocks"

Limoncello Chicken


6 to 8 skinless & boneless breast filets (pounded thin)

2/3 cup chicken broth

1 tbsp butter or margerine

flour for dredging

1/4 cup limoncello (lemon Liqueur)

3 lemon slices

salt & pepper (to taste or diet)

2 tbsp fresh basil

Season chicken with salt and pepper and then drege with flour. Melt the butter or margerine in skillet and add chicken. Cook over medium heat until both sides are an even golden brown. Next add the chicken stock, limoncello and lemon slices. Cook an additional 5 minutes more to thicken slightly. Press the lemon slices with a wooden spoon to release juices from the lemon slices. Add fresh basil.

Serves 2 to 3 people

Double recipe to serve up to 6

Serving suggestions

Serve over white rice or noodles with a side tossed salad.

Have you ever tried Limoncello?

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    • saif113sb profile image

      saif113sb 6 years ago

      Very very nice and great information.Thanks for the recipes.

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      laringo 9 years ago from From Berkeley, California.

      Thanks VioletSun...I'm sure you'll love it!

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      VioletSun 9 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Have never heard of limoncello; this recipe sounds yummy, have printed it and added it to my recipes, so I can make this, as chicken is our favorite meat. Thanks for sharing this recipe!