Lemon-Sopressata Chicken

Lemon-Sopressata Chicken

4 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2017

You'll only need 5 ingredients and 30 minutes for this healthy chicken recipe. Serve with mashed potatoes and a mixed green salad with red-wine vinaigrette to round out dinner.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 2 8-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • ½ cup diced sopressata (see Tip) or salami (about 2 ounces)
  • 1 medium lemon, peeled, seeded and chopped


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  1. Cut chicken in half crosswise and sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Place flour on a plate and dredge both sides of the chicken in it. Shake off any excess. Whisk tomato paste and ⅓ cup water in a small bowl and place near the stove.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken and cook, turning once, until browned on both sides, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
  3. Add sopressata (or salami) to the pan and cook, stirring, until browned, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the tomato paste mixture and lemon. Return the chicken to the pan, cover and cook, turning once, until the sauce has thickened and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the chicken registers 165°F, 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Tips: Sopressata is seasoned cured Italian sausage, usually made from pork. Look for it with other cured sausages or in the deli at well-stocked supermarkets. Try it in place of pepperoni or salami on a pizza or sandwich.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 3 oz. chicken & about 2 Tbsp. sauce each
  • Per serving: 242 calories; 13 g fat(3 g sat); 0 g fiber; 5 g carbohydrates; 25 g protein; 17 mcg folate; 73 mg cholesterol; 1 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 78 IU vitamin A; 5 mg vitamin C; 16 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 394 mg sodium; 274 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 3 lean meat, ½ high-fat meat, 1½ fat

Reviews 4

August 05, 2018
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By: NYCgrrl
Incredibly easy and tastes as if much more time and effort was put into the finished product. I used instant flour (Wondra) instead of AP since that was all I had on hand. When I realised I had not put enough in the bag to shake and coat properly I simply shook a bit over the meat's surface. This is a great dish for a family meal or company. If you cannot find a good quality sopressata nearby by go ahead and substitute salami but add a pinch of red pepper flakes or smoked paprika to the flour.
July 12, 2017
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By: michaelblumberg1980
Really unexpected flavor combination that was surprising and delicious. Well done!
May 26, 2017
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Never would have thought of this flavor combination. Absolutely delicious and so easy!
February 24, 2017
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By: Julia Westbrook
So flipping easy to make and so tasty!
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