Optional: Asparagus or green beans, fresh lemon slices and parsley for serving
Preheat the oven to 400°F.
Pound the chicken to about 1/2" thickness. If using thicker breasts, cut in half to create 2 thinner pieces. Season both sides with salt and pepper.
Melt the butter in a large cast iron skillet (or oven-safe pan) over medium-heat. Once melted, add the meat. Cook each side about 2 minutes, or edges have begun to lightly brown.
In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, honey and garlic. Then pour the sauce over the chicken. Add green beans or asparagus if desired. Then bake for 15-20 minutes, or until chicken has reached 165°F. Spoon some of the sauce over the chicken half way through and just before serving.
Garnish with lemon and parsley if desired. Serve while hot.
Feel free to add some red pepper flakes or extra lemon pepper to give it a little kick.For more lemon flavor: Add a lemon slice on top of each breast before baking and an additional Tablespoon of lemon juice to the sauce.