lemon chicken.

11 Oct

although i pride myself on being health-savvy and more of the Whole Foods shopper than the Piggly Wiggly go-er, sometimes the Alabama inside of me just craves some good ol’ southern food. today happens to be one of those days. i harbor a secret love for southern living magazine. which i strategically hide behind the more glamorous copies of vogue and vanity fair on my coffee table. however, this recipe is taken from the june issue of southern living and tweaked to both suit my craving, as well as appease my knowledge of calorie intake. i have to say, its definitly not healthy. but with little changes here and there it takes a heart-clogging southern dish  and turns it into a if-you-only-do-this-occasionally-your-heart-will-be-fine dish. and oh my, how we love those.

Ingredients:

2 organic or all natural chicken breasts

2 tablespoons smart balance butter spread (tastes like butter but MUCH healthier)

1/2 cup all purpose flour

2 tablespoons olive oil (vegetable oil is a sin)

1 lemon

2 cloves garlic finely chopped

How-To:

1) melt one tablespoon smart balance with one tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet

2) pour 1/2 cup all purpose flour onto a plate and lightly dredge each chicken breast into the flour, so that the excess falls away.

3) place both breasts in skillet and cook for 3-5 minutes on each side, depending on thickness.

4) once cooked, put cooked chicken breasts onto a plate and keep warm.

5) keep left over buttery goodness in the skillet and add one more tablespoon of smart balance butter, 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice and 2 garlic cloves finely chopped. let simmer for about 5 minutes.

6) once sauce has become “thicker” but not too thick, pour evenly over cooked chicken breasts.

7) if you like, garnish with lemon slices & parsley.

this recipe goes great with southern veggies (mashed potatoes, green beans, fried okra, squash, whatever you like) and rolls! duh. whats a meal without some sort of pleasing carbohydrate.

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One Response to “lemon chicken.”

  1. caley goins October 13, 2010 at 9:24 pm #

    this is an amazing recipe! it’s really simple and easy, but it tastes sooo good. and makes your kitchen smell like a restaurant. yum!

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