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Lemon Chicken With Broccoli

Discussion in 'Food Recipes' started by Donna - dsw, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. Donna - dsw

    Donna - dsw Well-Known Member

    Lemon Chicken with Broccoli


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    POINTS® Value: 3
    Servings:
    4
    Preparation Time:
    10 min
    Cooking Time:
    10 min
    Level of Difficulty:
    Easy

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






    Ingredients



    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

    Instructions

    · 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.
     

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