When life gives you lemons, you make chicken with them!
I love lemons so much, and I cook with them every chance I get. I recently grabbed a few Meyer lemons from Whole Foods, and set to Pinterest to find some interesting new recipes to try. I came across this recipe and knew I had to find a way to make it lighter!
Here’s what you’ll need
Make sure you pound your chicken out pretty thin. Yeah, I used my citrus juicer thing because I don’t have a meat mallet. Don’t judge.
To lighten up this recipe, I used 1/2 the butter called for and only 1 1/2 teaspoons of olive oil.
Isn’t this pretty?
And topped with the yummy chicken!
And finally it’s done!
It didn’t last long on the plate.
Pucker up and enjoy!
Meyer Lemon Chicken – Lightened Up
Pan-fried chicken in a Meyer lemon and garlic pan sauce.
3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 ½ tsp. salt
1 ½ tsp. pepper
2 tsp. dried oregano
½ cup flour
1 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp canola oil
2 Meyer lemons
2 large garlic cloves
2 Tbsp chopped Italian parsley
Step by step
- Lightly pound the chicken breasts to an even thickness.
- Sprinkle each side generously with salt, pepper and oregano.
- Sprinkle the flour over the chicken breasts, coating evenly. Shake to remove any excess flour.
- In a heavy skillet over medium-high heat, add the butter and oil.
- When the butter melts, add the chicken and cook until nicely browned on both sides.
- While the chicken is cooking, thinly slice the Meyer lemons.
- Peel the garlic cloves and slice them into thick pieces.
- When browned, remove the chicken from pan and set aside.
- Add the lemon slices and garlic, stirring to combine them with the butter and oil.
- Spread the lemon slices out evenly in the pan.
- Return the chicken to the pan placing it on top of the lemon slices.
- Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover and cook until the chicken is done throughout.
- Serve chicken breasts with cooked lemon slices and pan sauce, and sprinkle fresh parsley on top!
- Eat the lemon slices! The rinds have a bit of a bitter bite, but I love it. If you don't, just shove them aside and keep eating.
WW PP 7; Calories 272; Fat 10.5 g; Saturated fat 3.2g; cholesterol 92.5mg; sodium 48mg3 (without salt added it would be 96mg); Potassium 448mg; Carbs 11.1g; fiber 2.1g; Sugar 0.1g; Protein 34.2g
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Category: Main Dish, Poultry
About Christy: Thirty-six year-old wife and mom to BJ (8) and Mia (4). I'm the editor at the Sisterhood, a Feingold mom, I really love to run (really), read, cook amazing things, and photography is my fledging passion. My motivation is motivating other people to realize they can do this whole weight-loss and exercise thing. I'm living proof! View author profile.