Lemony Chicken and Green Beans

Lemony Chicken and Green Beans

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Lightly breaded chicken and green beans are flavored with a scrumptious lemon-caper sauce in this quick 20-minute main dish recipe.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (about 1¼ pounds total)
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup seasoned fine dry bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 ounces fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 2 lemons, 1 sliced and 1 juiced
  • 1 tablespoon capers, rinsed and drained


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  1. Place each chicken breast half between two pieces of plastic wrap. Using the flat side of a meat mallet, pound each chicken breast half lightly until an even thickness. Remove plastic wrap. Brush chicken with mustard; sprinkle evenly with salt and pepper. Sprinkle bread crumbs evenly over all sides of chicken to coat.
  2. In an extra-large skillet heat half of the oil over medium heat. Add chicken; cook about 8 minutes or until no pink remains (170°F), turning once halfway through cooking time. Transfer to four dinner plates; keep warm. Add the remaining oil to skillet. Cook green beans in hot oil about 4 minutes or until crisp-tender, scraping up browned bits. Add the lemon slices, lemon juice, and capers to skillet. Cook and stir for 1 minute. Serve bean mixture with chicken.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 chicken breast and ¾ cup green bean mixture
  • Per serving: 278 calories; 11 g fat(2 g sat); 3 g fiber; 12 g carbohydrates; 32 g protein; 91 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 599 mg sodium;
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 4 lean protein, 1 fat, 1 vegetable, ½ starch

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