Lemon-Garlic Chicken

Lemon-Garlic Chicken

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

A simple marinade of lemon and garlic is more than enough to make this chicken recipe a standout. For even more flavor, lemon peel and fresh sage are sprinkled on the chicken before serving.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (1 to 1¼ pounds total)
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced (see Tip)
  • 1 ounce Parmesan cheese, finely shredded (see Tip)
  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh sage
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper or cracked black pepper


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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 lightly until an even thickness (about ½ inch). Remove plastic wrap.
  2. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine lemon juice, oil and garlic. Add chicken. Seal bag; turn to coat chicken. Marinate in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours, turning bag once or twice.
  3. Preheat broiler. Place chicken on the unheated rack of a foil-lined broiler pan. Broil 4 to 5 inches from the heat for 10 to 12 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink (170°F), turning once halfway through broiling and sprinkling with cheese for the last minute of broiling.
  4. In a small bowl, combine lemon peel, sage and pepper. Sprinkle over chicken just before serving.
  • Tips: For finely minced garlic, peel the garlic cloves; shred garlic with a Microplane®.
  • Shredding hard cheeses with a Microplane® rather than a regular shredder gives you about four times the volume of fine, fluffy shreds. You get the same amount of cheese per serving, but it looks much more generous.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 chicken breast half
  • Per serving: 188 calories; 7 g fat(2 g sat); 0 g fiber; 2 g carbohydrates; 29 g protein; 7 mcg folate; 71 mg cholesterol; 0 g sugars; 65 IU vitamin A; 8 mg vitamin C; 104 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 173 mg sodium; 264 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 0
  • Exchanges: 4 lean protein

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