Healthy Low-Calorie Recipe: Lemon and Dill Chicken

Fresh lemon and dill create a quick Greek-inspired pan sauce for simple sautéed chicken breasts. Make it a meal: Serve with roasted broccoli and whole-wheat orzo.

Nutrition profile:
Diabetic Appropriate
Heart Healthy
Low-Calorie
Low Carbohydrate
Low Sodium

4 servings

Ingredients:
4 boneless,
skinless chicken breasts,
(1-1¼ pounds)
Salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste
3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, or canola oil, divided
¼ cup finely chopped onion
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 teaspoons flour
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill, divided
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Preparation:
Active: 30 m
Ready In: 30 m

Season chicken breasts on both sides with salt and pepper. Heat 1½ teaspoons oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and sear until well browned on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to a plate and tent with foil.

Reduce heat to medium. Add the remaining 1½ teaspoons oil to the pan. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Whisk broth, flour, 1 tablespoon dill and lemon juice in a measuring cup and add to pan. Cook, whisking, until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes.

Return the chicken and any accumulated juices to the pan; reduce heat to low and simmer until the chicken is cooked through, about 4 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a warmed platter. Season sauce with salt and pepper and spoon over the chicken. Garnish with the remaining 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill.

Nutrition information :
Per serving: 170 calories; 6 g fat(1 g sat); 0 g fiber; 3 g carbohydrates; 24 g protein; 12 mcg folate; 63 mg cholesterol; 1 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 28 IU vitamin A; 3 mg vitamin C; 19 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 339 mg sodium; 272 mg potassium
Carbohydrate Servings: 0
Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 fat

 

 

Source: www.eatingwell.com