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In this healthy chicken recipe, chicken breasts are quickly pan-seared and then topped with a lemon-herb cream sauce. The healthy cream sauce recipe uses yogurt and actually contains no cream at all. The cream sauce also pairs well with seasoned pan-seared cod or salmon. Serve the chicken and sauce with steamed broccoli or green beans for a healthy dinner.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2014




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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and cook, turning once or twice, until browned and cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes per side.

  • Whisk the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, yogurt, lemon (or zest), oregano, parsley, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Serve the chicken with the sauce.


Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.

Preserved lemons are lemons that have been soaked in a salt-lemon mixture for at least 30 days. Their salty sourness is a signature flavor in Moroccan dishes. Find them at specialty-food stores or online at mustaphas.com.

Nutrition Facts

3 oz. chicken & 2 Tbsp. sauce
202 calories; protein 25.6g; carbohydrates 4g; dietary fiber 0.2g; sugars 3.6g; fat 8.6g; saturated fat 1.6g; cholesterol 63.6mg; vitamin a iu 119.2IU; vitamin c 3.6mg; folate 10mcg; calcium 110.5mg; iron 0.9mg; magnesium 31.8mg; potassium 319.5mg; sodium 235.9mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

3 lean meat, 1 fat