The chicken in this simple recipe is coated in a mixture of bread crumbs and spicy adobo seasoning, cooked in a skillet and drenched in lemon juice. The bread crumbs from the coating on the chicken help to thicken the lemon-garlic sauce.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Recipe Summary

20 mins
35 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Split chicken breast halves in half horizontally. Place milk in a shallow bowl. In a shallow dish, combine bread crumbs and adobo seasoning. Dip chicken pieces into milk, allowing excess to drip off. Dip chicken pieces into crumb mixture, turning to coat evenly.

  • In a very large nonstick skillet, heat margarine or cooking oil over medium heat. Add chicken; cook about 5 minutes or until browned, turning occasionally.

  • Add the water and garlic to skillet. Squeeze juice from one of the lemon halves over chicken. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, about 15 minutes or until sauce is thickened, stirring occasionally. Cut the remaining lemon half in half and then into slices.

  • Sprinkle chicken with parsley and, if desired, lemon peel. Serve with the lemon slices.


Tip: Look for the adobo seasoning blend at a market that specializes in Hispanic foods.

Nutrition Facts

256 calories; protein 29g 58% DV; carbohydrates 14.8g 5% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 0.9g 4% DV; sugars 1.8g; fat 8.3g 13% DV; saturated fat 1.8g 9% DV; cholesterol 65.9mg 22% DV; vitamin a iu 383.1IU 8% DV; vitamin c 8.1mg 14% DV; folate 37.6mcg 9% DV; calcium 62.9mg 6% DV; iron 1.8mg 10% DV; magnesium 43mg 15% DV; potassium 362.1mg 10% DV; sodium 641.1mg 26% DV.