Classic Lemon Chicken Recipe

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Classic Lemon Chicken
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  1. Squeeze the juice from one and a half lemons and reserve.
  2. Cut the remaining half lemon into very thin slices. Remove seeds and set the lemon slices aside.
  3. Season the chicken scallopini with salt and pepper. Dredge in flour, coating both sides, and tap the excess flour off.
  4. Heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  5. Add as many scallopini into the pan that will fit without touching, and cook until golden brown, approximately 3 minutes.
  6. Flip and cook second side until lightly browned, about 2 minutes. Remove scallopini and drain on paper towel.
  7. When done with the scallopini, wipe off the fat from the skillet with paper towels.
  8. Add the remaining 3 tablespoons of olive oil, butter, garlic, and lemon slices to the skillet. Cook, scraping the bottom until garlic is golden brown, about 3 minutes.
  9. Scoop out the lemon slices and set aside. Add the caper berries and olives and cook, stirring gently for about 4 minutes. Pour in wine and bring to a boil.
  10. Cook until the wine is reduced by half. Add the chicken stock and boil until slightly syrupy. Return the scallopini to the skillet and coat each piece in the sauce. Add parsley and swirl into sauce.
  11. Divide scallopini onto separate plates. Spoon the sauce over, and add the caper berries and olives around scallopini.
  12. Add some of the spinach on the side. Finish by decorating each plate with reserved lemon slices on top of the scallopini.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 598.97 Kcal (2508 kJ)
Calories from fat 477.9 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 53.1g 82%
Cholesterol 74.6mg 25%
Sodium 691.78mg 29%
Potassium 297.39mg 6%
Total Carbs 16.77g 6%
Sugars 2.47g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1.76g 7%
Protein 11.72g 23%
Vitamin C 20mg 33%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 7%
Iron 1mg 6%
Calcium 117.9mg 12%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 233.95 Kcal (980 kJ)
Calories from fat 186.66 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20.74g 82%
Cholesterol 29.14mg 25%
Sodium 270.2mg 29%
Potassium 116.16mg 6%
Total Carbs 6.55g 6%
Sugars 0.96g 10%
Dietary Fiber 0.69g 7%
Protein 4.58g 23%
Vitamin C 7.8mg 33%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 7%
Iron 0.4mg 6%
Calcium 46.1mg 12%

* 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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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 16.1
  • 16

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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