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Lemon and Cilantro Chicken Breasts

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Nisa Burns shows you how to make one of her favorite dishes- Lemon Cilantro Chicken.
  Chicken breast 2 Large
  Olive oil 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Lemons 3 Large
  Fresh cilantro 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Garlic clove 2 Large, minced
  Kosher salt 1 Teaspoon (or to taste)
  Cracked black pepper 1 Teaspoon (or to taste)

1. In a large non-metallic bowl or dish, place the chicken breasts and pour the olive oil over them.
2. Squeeze the juice of the lemons, being careful not to allow the pips in. Let the lemon peels join the chicken in the bowl as well.
3. Coarsely chop the cilantro leaves and throw into the bowl along with the minced garlic.
4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
5. Stir to coat the chicken well. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap.
6. Refrigerate the chicken and allow it to marinate so that the flavors are absorbed by the meat.

7. Transfer the chicken to a skillet with a lid or stove-top casserole.
8. Cook the chicken one a medium low flame, covered, for about 15-20 minutes.
9. Uncover and cook for another 5 minutes until tender and browned.

10. Remove the chicken pieces to a board and rest, then slice and serve with the pan juices spooned on top.
11. Accompany with roasted veggies or a fresh green salad.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Pan Roasting
Chicken Breast
Easy, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
The sunny flavors of fresh lemon, cilantro and garlic permeate these easy pan-roasted chicken breasts. An easy olive oil marinated chicken breast recipe. Simple flavors add zip to this simple, healthy chicken main dish. This recipe is a summer favorite.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 241 Calories from Fat 84

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 9 g14.6%

Saturated Fat 1.5 g7.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 84.1 mg28%

Sodium 1046.7 mg43.6%

Total Carbohydrates 4 g1.4%

Dietary Fiber 1.4 g5.8%

Sugars 0.1 g

Protein 34 g68.6%

Vitamin A 12.2% Vitamin C 22.2%

Calcium 4.5% Iron 11.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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