Lemon & Dill Chicken

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Fresh lemon and dill create a quick Greek-inspired pan sauce for simple sautéed chicken breasts.

 Lemon & Dill Chicken
photographer: Ken Burris
Nutritionist Tested & Approved
Ingredients
  • Total Time: 30 minutes

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, (1-1 1/4 pounds)

  • Salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste

  • 3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, or canola oil, divided

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 2 teaspoons flour

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill, divided

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Directions
  1. 4 servings

  2. Season chicken breasts on both sides with salt and pepper. Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and sear until well browned on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to a plate and tent with foil.

  3. Reduce heat to medium. Add the remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil to the pan. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Whisk broth, flour, 1 tablespoon dill and lemon juice in a measuring cup and add to pan. Cook, whisking, until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes.

  4. Return the chicken and any accumulated juices to the pan; reduce heat to low and simmer until the chicken is cooked through, about 4 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a warmed platter. Season sauce with salt and pepper and spoon over the chicken. Garnish with the remaining 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
4
Per serving
Calories
170
Carbohydrates
3g
Fat
6g
Saturated Fat
1g
Monounsaturated Fat
4g
Protein
24g
Cholesterol
63mg
Dietary Fiber
0g
Potassium
272mg
Sodium
339mg
Added Sugars
0g
Exchanges
3 lean meat
1 fat
Carbohydrate Servings
0

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9 replies

Chuck Fisher
Chuck Fisher 2014-06-24 12:39:40 -0500 Report

Buckwheat contains no gluten and can consequently be eaten by people with coeliac disease or gluten allergies. It also has a lower GI than wheat flour.

evaziem
evaziem 2014-06-03 18:03:21 -0500 Report

Reply to "Niece nut":
Ditch all grains as they contain variable amounts of gluten which makes you sick.
Best wishes.

Clementine29
Clementine29 2013-08-14 16:40:16 -0500 Report

We made this dish a few days ago. I get bored so easily with chicken but let me tell you, I could eat this everyday for a month!!! It was WONDERFUL! Thinking about making it again tonight!

Mikkiegg
Mikkiegg 2013-06-30 21:56:58 -0500 Report

Looks really good and I would serve it with the mashed cauliflower and a veggie. Would that be a good choice ? I am still learning all this. Newly diagnosed in the past year.