This easy lemon-garlic chicken recipe calls for cutlets, which cook in less than 10 minutes! Can't find them? Make your own from chicken breasts. Place each breast on a cutting board and, with your knife parallel to the board, slice into the skinny side of the chicken breast in a single smooth motion. The side of green beans is cooked right in the same pan as the chicken, so this 20-minute easy, healthy dinner is not just a snap to prepare--the cleanup is a cinch too.

Adam Dolge
Source: EatingWell Magazine, October 2019

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Recipe Summary

active:
20 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Sprinkle chicken with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken, turning once, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part registers 165 degrees F, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.

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  • Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and green beans to the pan. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender-crisp, about 2 minutes. Stir in garlic, lemon zest and thyme; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add broth, wine and lemon juice and return the chicken and any accumulated juices to the pan. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the liquid is reduced by half, about 1 minute more.

  • Serve topped with pine nuts, more thyme and lemon wedges, if desired.

Tips

Tip: Pine nuts add buttery texture and a little crunch to this simple chicken dish. Got extra? Toss them onto soups or salads or refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 month or freeze for up to 6 months.

Nutrition Facts

296 calories; protein 26.5g 53% DV; carbohydrates 11.1g 4% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 3.6g 14% DV; sugars 4.3g; fat 15.7g 24% DV; saturated fat 2.2g 11% DV; cholesterol 62.7mg 21% DV; vitamin a iu 812.2IU 16% DV; vitamin c 17.3mg 29% DV; folate 44.4mcg 11% DV; calcium 64.5mg 6% DV; iron 2.6mg 14% DV; magnesium 74.3mg 27% DV; potassium 519.4mg 15% DV; sodium 652.1mg 26% DV.

Reviews (2)

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Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2019
This was great - easy and delicious. I’ll make it again & may try with chicken thighs Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/25/2019
This was quick and easy to make. Perfect for the fall. We did not like the pine nuts in it. Next time I will add some cut up red potatoes. I used 1/2 a cup of chicken broth and no wine. We both enjoyed the rest of it. Read More