Lemon Chicken With Broccoli

Donna - dsw

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Lemon Chicken with Broccoli




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POINTS® Value: 3
Preparation Time:
10 min
Cooking Time:
10 min
Level of Difficulty:

An easy weeknight dinner. Great with a side of angel hair pasta, rice or couscous.


2 Tbsp all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp table salt, divided

1/4 tsp black pepper, freshly ground

12 oz uncooked boneless, skinless chicken breast, thinly sliced

2 tsp olive oil

1 1/2 cup(s) fat-free, reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided

2 tsp minced garlic

2 1/2 cup(s) broccoli, small florets

2 tsp lemon zest, or more to taste

2 Tbsp parsley, fresh, chopped

1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice


· On a plate, combine 1 1/2 tablespoons of flour, 1/4 teaspoon of salt and pepper; add chicken and turn to coat. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook, turning as needed, until lightly browned and cooked through, about 5 minutes; remove to a plate.
· Put 1 cup of broth and garlic in same skillet; bring to a boil over high heat, scrapping up browned bits from bottom of pan with a wooden spoon. Add broccoli; cover and cook 1 minute.
· In a small cup, stir together remaining 1/2 cup of broth, 1/2 tablespoon of flour and 1/4 teaspoon of salt; add to skillet and bring to a simmer over low heat. Cover and cook until broccoli is crisp-tender and sauce is slightly thickened, about 1 1/2 minutes. Stir in chicken and lemon zest; heat through. Remove skillet from heat and stir in parsley and lemon juice; toss to coat. Yields about 1 cup per serving.