Blogger Beth Dooley from Seasonal Appetites shares a favorite recipe. When the family is famished, but dinner’s not ready, this speedy lemon chicken will answer the call. It calls for simple ingredients you already have on hand and is ready in minutes.
Flour for dredging
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/4 lb)
Olive oil as needed
cup Progresso™ reduced sodium chicken broth from a 32-oz carton
tablespoons fresh lemon juice
tablespoons minced parsley leaves
Place an inch of flour on a plate and season with salt and pepper. Dredge the chicken breasts in the flour to lightly coat.
Heat a 12-inch skillet, heat oil (1/4 inch) over medium-high heat until a pinch of flour sizzles when dropped in.
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).
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.
Slice the chicken breast and serve on a bed of rice and or spinach drizzled with a little more sauce.
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 PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
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- Dietary Fiber
- Vitamin C
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.