Lemon Chicken

When life gives you lemons, make lemon chicken! Enjoy flavorful chicken with a lemon twist that's ready in minutes.

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

8
boneless skinless chicken breast halves (2 1/2 pounds)
1
teaspoon lemon pepper
1
tablespoon vegetable oil
3
tablespoons lemon juice
1
teaspoon grated lemon peel
1/4
cup chopped toasted pistachio nuts, if desired
Lemon slice, if desired

  • 1 Flatten each chicken breast half to 1/4-inch thickness between sheets of plastic wrap or waxed paper. Sprinkle both sides of chicken with lemon pepper.
  • 2 Heat oil in 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Cook chicken, lemon juice and lemon peel in oil 15 to 20 minutes, turning chicken once and stirring juice mixture occasionally, until juice of chicken is no longer pink when centers of thickest pieces are cut.
  • 3 Serve chicken topped with juice mixture, nuts and lemon slices.

Expert Tips

Both bottled lemon juice and dried grated lemon peel are readily available to keep on hand, but for this simple recipe grab fresh lemons from the grocery store. They flavor the chicken wonderfully and you'll have enough left to make fresh lemonade.

To quickly flatten chicken breasts, gently pound with the flat side of a meat mallet, the bottom of a small saucepan or a rolling pin until desired thickness.

To toast nuts, bake uncovered in an ungreased shallow pan in 350º oven about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown. Or cook in an ungreased heavy skillet over medium-low heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until browning begins, then stirring constantly until golden brown.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
165
(
Calories from Fat
55 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6 g
6 %
(Saturated Fat
1 g,
1 %
),
Cholesterol
75 mg
75 %;
Sodium
110 mg
110 %;
Total Carbohydrate
1 g
1 %
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
27 g
27 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
4 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.