Pan Fried Paprika, Garlic and Lemon Dijon Chicken Breasts Recipe

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Pan Fried Paprika, Garlic and Lemon Dijon Chicken Breasts
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  1. Grate the lemons and then squeeze them to extract the juice.
  2. Mix the lemon rind, juice, mustard, crushed garlic, salt, pepper & smoke paprika together until well blended.
  3. Coat the chicken breasts with the sauce - or even better, place ALL the ingredients including the chicken into a Zip Lock bag.
  4. Can be put in the fridge for up to 24 hours until needed OR can be frozen at this stage.
  5. If pan frying - heat the olive oil gently and add the chicken breasts.
  6. Cook on a high heat until they are browned and sealed - then cook gently for up to 20 minutes until juices run clear when pierced.
  7. At this stage you can add the optional creme fraiche or sour cream for a creamier sauce.
  8. The oven roasted cherry tomatoes can also be added to the pan to reheat them slightly.
  9. Sprinkle with some more smoked paprika before serving & fresh parsley. Garnish with a lemon wedge if required.
  10. Serve with fresh seasonal vegetables, steamed potatoes or rice & pasta.
  11. OVEN BAKED VERSION: Preheat oven to 200 C or 400 F; coat the oven proof pan with the olive oil and heat it up slightly beforehand.
  12. Place chicken breasts with all the sauce into the pan.
  13. Turn over once during cooking which should take 30 to 45 minutes.
  14. Add creme fraiche at this stage if using and scrape all the sauce from around the edges into the creamy sauce.
  15. Cook for a further 2-5 minutes.
  16. Serve as for pan-fried version.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 312.13 Kcal (1307 kJ)
Calories from fat 112.11 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.46g 19%
Cholesterol 142.2mg 47%
Sodium 825.9mg 34%
Potassium 761.84mg 16%
Total Carbs 4.41g 1%
Sugars 1.28g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1.3g 5%
Protein 48.43g 97%
Vitamin C 12.7mg 21%
Iron 0.6mg 3%
Calcium 33.5mg 3%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 108.75 Kcal (455 kJ)
Calories from fat 39.06 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.34g 19%
Cholesterol 49.54mg 47%
Sodium 287.75mg 34%
Potassium 265.43mg 16%
Total Carbs 1.54g 1%
Sugars 0.45g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0.45g 5%
Protein 16.87g 97%
Vitamin C 4.4mg 21%
Iron 0.2mg 3%
Calcium 11.7mg 3%

* 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

  • 7
  • 8

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • sugar free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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