Chicken Paillard With Lemon-Basil Potatoes & Simple Salad Recipe

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  1. Take the chicken breasts, remove any fat. Place 1 chicken breast between pieces of plastic wrap and flatten with a meat mallet, until about 1/4-1/2 inch thick. Repeat for the remaining chicken.
  2. Place chicken into a large baking dish. Add the shallots, 1/4 of the olive oil, and the juice of 2 lemons (not the seeds). Season with Pepper to taste.
  3. Cover and marinate for 30 minutes, no longer, turning pieces of chicken after 15 minutes.
  4. While chicken is marinating, preheat the grill to high and make the salad. Place the greens in a large bowl. Slice the red onion thinly, and add to greens. Slice the tomatoes into 1/2 inch slices, then in half again and add to greens. Cover for now.
  5. Once chicken has marinated for 15 minutes, halve the potatoes and place in a pot. Add enough chicken broth (at least 1 cup, and water if needed) just to cover the potatoes. Squeeze the juice of 1 lemon into the pot, season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Bring the potatoes to a boil, then reduce heat to medium. Cook the potatoes about 20 minutes, or until fork tender.
  7. Grill the chicken on high about 5 minutes per side, or until just cooked through.
  8. While chicken is grilling, make the vinaigrette. Put the Dijon mustard, vinegar, the juice of half a lemon, salt, pepper and garlic powder into a bowl. Whisk in the olive oil until emulsified. Set aside.
  9. Drain potatoes when done, place back into pot. Drizzle a few tablespoons of olive oil onto the potatoes, salt, pepper, a tsp of lemon zest, juice of 1/2 a lemon, and the chopped basil. Mix to combine.
  10. To serve, place salad onto a large platter in 1 corner. Place potatoes into another corner. Add the chicken pieces in the remaining space. Add the dressing on top of the salad, while spooning a small amount onto the chicken breasts as well. Serve with a few lemon wedges.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1992.34 Kcal (8342 kJ)
Calories from fat 370.17 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 41.13g 63%
Cholesterol 139.24mg 46%
Sodium 1459.66mg 61%
Potassium 6783.72mg 144%
Total Carbs 324.65g 108%
Sugars 20.6g 82%
Dietary Fiber 50.1g 200%
Protein 101.24g 202%
Vitamin C 164.6mg 274%
Iron 20mg 111%
Calcium 234.7mg 23%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 105.16 Kcal (440 kJ)
Calories from fat 19.54 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.17g 63%
Cholesterol 7.35mg 46%
Sodium 77.05mg 61%
Potassium 358.07mg 144%
Total Carbs 17.14g 108%
Sugars 1.09g 82%
Dietary Fiber 2.64g 200%
Protein 5.34g 202%
Vitamin C 8.7mg 274%
Iron 1.1mg 111%
Calcium 12.4mg 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 42.5
  • 51

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • low cholesterol,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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