Garlic Lemon Chicken Breast

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For all of my fellow garlic fans out there, you're gonna love this Garlic Lemon Chicken! I'll be the first to admit that I don't love lemon, but I do love this recipe.

The garlic is definitely the star flavor here. I even toned it down by only using 4 cloves. You can certainly add more if you'd like.

Garlic Lemon Chicken

The lemon supports the garlic flavor really well. Lemon can sometimes be very overpowering, but in this case I only used half and the very flavorful zest. The result was a nice, light, citrus undertone.

Since you only need half a lemon for this recipe, I have a tip to use the other half so it doesn't go to waste. The more we use our cutting boards, the more they look, well...used. Different foods give off different colors and they sometimes discolor our boards.

You can give your boards a nice cleaning whenever you have an extra half a lemon sitting around. Rub the exposed part of the lemon on the board. Next, pour some coarse salt onto the board, then use the lemon to rub it again with the salt. Let the lemon/salt mixture sit for about 5 minutes then clean the board with soap and water.

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Another tip I want to share with you is about creating low-calorie sauces. It's come in handy while losing weight. After you have cooked your meat in a pan, there are most always little brown bits of flavor. You can use those to create your sauces by deglazing the pan.

Deglazing is a technique that uses liquid to loosen all those flavor bits so they are no longer stuck to the pan. It takes on the wonderful flavors of the meat that was just cooked. You can use chicken/beef/vegetable broth, wine, or even water. I tend to use the broth to save a few calories.

After you've added the liquid to the still hot pan, you want to stir/scrape the bits until there are none left on the pan. You now have an awesome base to build on, add to or just pour over top of your protein of choice.

Try it with this Garlic Lemon Chicken recipe!

Enjoy!

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Course Main Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
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Course Main Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
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Garlic Lemon Chicken
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  1. In a large saute pan, add the chicken breast and season with the poultry seasoning. Add the garlic and begin cooking over medium heat. After you flip the chicken, add sprinkle the lemon zest over each piece.
  2. Cook the chicken until it reaches about 158 degrees and remove from the pan. Use up to 1/3 of the chicken broth if the bottom of the pan starts looking a little burnt.
    Garlic Lemon Chicken
  3. The pan will have these brown bits left in the bottom. Those are really flavorful. Pour the remaining 1/3 cup of the chicken broth in an mix it with the brown bits until there is nothing left on the bottom of the pan.
    Garlic Lemon Chicken
  4. Turn the heat to low and add the lemon slices, Italian seasoning and butter. Let is simmer on low heat for about 5-7 minutes.
    Garlic Lemon Chicken
  5. Add the chicken back in and turn it a couple times to make sure the sauce covers all of it. Remove the pan from the heat and let it sit for a couple minutes before serving.
    Garlic Lemon Chicken
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Garlic Lemon Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 228 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 108mg 36%
Sodium 482mg 20%
Potassium 424mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 0.3g
Protein 33g 66%
Vitamin A 3%
Vitamin C 27%
Calcium 3%
Iron 1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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