Lemon Walnut Chicken

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 224.7
  • Total Fat: 9.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 65.7 mg
  • Sodium: 371.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 6.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.7 g
  • Protein: 28.1 g

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Number of Servings: 4


    2 tablespoons very finely chopped parsley*
    2 tablespoons very finely chopped toasted walnuts*
    1/4 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
    4 medium skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, pounded to 1/2-inch thickness
    2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
    3 tablespoons diced shallots
    1/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
    1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, plus lemon wedges for serving
    OPTIONAL: Basmati Rice (not included in nutrition info)


1. In a small bowl, mix together the parsley, walnuts, and lemon zest. Dust the chicken with the flour and season with the salt and black pepper.
2. In a very large skillet (or two medium-large skillets), heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the shallots and saute until they begin to turn translucent, 1 minute. Push the shallots to one side of the pan, add the chicken breasts, and cook until golden, about 2 minutes per side.
3. Pour the chicken broth and lemon juice into the pan. Cover, and let simmer over low heat until the juices run clear when the chicken is pierced, 3 to 4 more minutes.
4. Use tongs to transfer the chicken to a serving dish, leaving the liquid and shallots in the pan. Bring the liquid to a boil over medium heat and stir until thickened, 1 minute. Stir in the parsley mixture. Pour the sauce over the chicken and serve over basmati rice with the lemon wedges.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KPETERS87.

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  • We love lemon. This recipie really tasted good on brown rice and regular noodles. We've used the recipie so often, I had to print out another copy of it. Incredible. - 12/29/11

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