Lemon Chicken




Place chicken between two sheets of wax paper & pound evenly to a 1/4" thickness. Melt butter in a pan over medium heat until bubbly. Add the chicken and sauté two minutes per side. Remove the cooked chicken to a warm plate, and "de-glaze" pan with lemon juice. Add parsley, stir quickly and pour over chicken as sauce.


A single 4 oz. chicken breast (1/4 lb.) is about right for this recipe. Roll the lemon on the countertop to get more juice out of it. Time for this meal: 6 minutes!

Shopping tip: Buy a single chicken breast already skinned for fast and cost-effective preparation. (Are you really going to de-bone a whole chicken and save the bones for chicken stock?)

Nutritional Information

                       chicken    butter    lemon
Fat        11.31 g        3.1      8.2       .01
Calories                142       74        9
Fat percent              20%     100%       1%

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