Speedy Lemon-Herb Chicken Breasts

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

Ingredients

Flour for dredging
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
4
boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/4 lb)
Olive oil as needed
1/4
cup Progresso™ reduced sodium chicken broth from a 32-oz carton
2
tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2
tablespoons minced parsley leaves

Directions

Directions

  • 1 Place an inch of flour on a plate and season with salt and pepper. Dredge the chicken breasts in the flour to lightly coat.
  • 2 Heat a 12-inch skillet, heat oil (1/4 inch) over medium-high heat until a pinch of flour sizzles when dropped in.
  • 3 When the oil is hot, add chicken breasts to the pan. Cook until the chicken is nicely brown on the first side, about 5 to 7 minutes, then turn and cook on the second side, about 5 to 7 minutes, lowering the heat a bit if the coating begins to scorch. Cook until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (165°F).
  • 4 When the chicken is done, remove to a plate and tent to keep warm. Add broth, lemon juice and parsley to the pan and cook, stirring until the liquid is reduced by half, about 1 to 2 minutes. Return the chicken breasts to the pan and turn to coat with the sauce.
  • 5 Slice the chicken breast and serve on a bed of rice and or spinach drizzled with a little more sauce.

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Tips

Expert Tips

To make a speedy side dish, add 2 cups of fresh baby spinach to the pan after you’ve removed the chicken breast and heat through until it is just wilted. To serve, place the spinach on a plate to make a bed, slice the chicken and arrange on top of the spinach, and drizzle with more sauce.

To make a richer sauce, swirl 1 tablespoon of butter into the pan and melt it into the sauce before drizzling over the chicken.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
241.6
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10.5g
16%
Saturated Fat
1.7g
9%
Cholesterol
103.5mg
34%
Sodium
1421.3mg
59%
Total Carbohydrate
1.6g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0.1g
0%
Sugars
1.1g
Protein
32.9g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
8.70%
9%
Calcium
1.10%
1%
Iron
3.90%
4%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.