Lemon Chicken Recipe

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Lemon Chicken
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  1. Separate the tenderloins from the breasts.
  2. Between sheets of plastic wrap pound the thicker side of the breast to make it more even in thickness.
  3. Season the chicken with salt.
  4. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over moderate heat.
  5. Add the chicken breasts and tenderloins.
  6. Saute for about 4 to 5 minutes.
  7. You'll know to turn the chicken over when the top looks opaque (tenderloins may take only 2 to 3 minutes per side).
  8. Saute on other side 4 to 5 minutes or until the interior is cooked through.
  9. Mix lemon zest and lemon juice into chicken broth.
  10. Remove the chicken to a plate.
  11. Give the lemonbroth cornstarch mixture a stir and add it to skillet.
  12. Deglaze the pan and simmer for a two minutes or until the sauce looks thick and glossy.
  13. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
  14. Remove the skillet from the heat and whisk in the butter if you wish.
  15. Pour the sauce pour over the chicken and sprinkle the scallions on top.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 368.85 Kcal (1544 kJ)
Calories from fat 178.48 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19.83g 31%
Cholesterol 154.51mg 52%
Sodium 871.07mg 36%
Potassium 711.45mg 15%
Total Carbs 2.47g 1%
Sugars 0.52g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0.08g 0%
Protein 47.31g 95%
Vitamin C 8.8mg 15%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 2%
Calcium 15mg 2%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 123.6 Kcal (517 kJ)
Calories from fat 59.81 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.65g 31%
Cholesterol 51.78mg 52%
Sodium 291.9mg 36%
Potassium 238.41mg 15%
Total Carbs 0.83g 1%
Sugars 0.17g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0.03g 0%
Protein 15.85g 95%
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 5mg 2%

* 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

  • 9
  • 10

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • sugar free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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