Saturday, February 4, 2012

Lemon Chicken with Broccoli

We’re still picking fruit from our citrus trees to incorporate into these recipes.  Tonight we brought in fresh lemons to go with some Chicken Breasts and Broccoli we already had in the fridge.

What we created was a mouth watering dish with a sauce that is thick, bubbly and oh so lemony.  And, this dish comes with a big bonus, it has a PointsPlus® value so low that you can have a double serving with absolutely no guilt whatsoever.  Sound too good to be true?  Try it.

From our kitchen to yours.  Enjoy the adventure.


2 Tbsp Whole Wheat flour, or all purpose flour

½ tsp Kosher Salt

¼ tsp Black Pepper, freshly ground

12 oz. uncooked Chicken Breast, boneless and skinless, thinly sliced

2 tsp Olive Oil

1 ½  cups Chicken Broth, fat-free, low sodium, divided

2 tsp garlic, minced

2 ½ cups Broccoli, uncooked, small florets

2 tsp Lemon zest, or more to taste

2 Tbsp Parsley, fresh, chopped

2 Tbsp Lemon juice, freshly squeezed


On a plate, combine 1 ½ Tablespoons of flour, ¼ tsp of Salt and Pepper; Add Chicken slices and turn to coat.

Heat Oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.

Add Chicken and cook, turning as needed, until slightly browned and cooked through, about 5 minutes.  Remove Chicken to a plate.

Put 1 cup of Chicken broth and Garlic in the same skillet; bring to a boil over high heat. Scrape browned bits from the skillet, add Broccoli; cover and cook about 1 minute.

In a small cup, stir together the remaining ½ cup of chicken broth, ½ Tbsp of flour and ¼ tsp of Salt.  Add to skillet and bring to a simmer over low heat.

Cover and cook until Broccoli is crisp/tender and the sauce has thickened, about 2 minutes.

Stir in the Chicken and Lemon zest and continue to cook until heated through.

Remove skillet for heat and incorporate Parsley and Lemon juice.  Toss to coat.

Yields 4 servings.  PointsPlus value per serving is 4.  Prep time is about 10 minutes.  Cooking time is about 10 minutes.  Level of difficulty is Easy.

Weight Watchers and PointsPlus are registered trademarks of Weight Watchers Intl. Inc.

Recipes shown may not be exactly the same as those found on any website. Judy and I tend to "tweak" each recipe we feature, to some degree, incorporating our own unique tastes and ideas. PointsPlus values, however, are accurate. 

Photo by Barry Baruh

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