Friday, July 6, 2012

Lemon-Walnut Chicken

When life gives you lemons, make yourself a good dinner!

There is a common misconception that eating healthy means sacrificing flavor, wrong!  I wanted to share a recipe that I found a few years ago in a heath magazine, Lemon-Walnut Chicken.  This is a light dish yet filling and full of great flavors.  I paired this dish with Spinach and Feta Brown Rice.

One really great thing about this recipe is it is very simple to make and the ingredients are probably in your kitchen right now!  Lets get started.  

Lemon-Walnut Chicken


2 tablespoons dried parsley (if using fresh, finely chop it)
2 tablespoons very finely chopped toasted walnuts - click here for storage tips
zest of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, plus lemon wedges for serving
4 medium skinless, boneless chicken cutlets
2 teaspoons flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons diced white onion
1/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
In a small bowl, mix together the parsley, walnuts, and lemon zest. 
*QUICK TIP: Spread the flour, salt and pepper on a large cutting mat for easy and quick coverage.

 Next, dust the chicken with the flour and season with the salt and black pepper.

In a large skillet (or two medium-large skillets), heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions 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.

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.

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 the rice with the lemon wedges.
Serve with rice, try my Spinach and Feta Brown Rice.
Listening to: The Band Perry - Postcard from Paris 
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  1. walnuts are one of nature's ultimate power foods! you NEED HEALTHY FATS in your diet and this is a great way to add it in!! my babe & i will have to indulge in this nutrient rich dish. thanks rach!

  2. my babe and & BOTH loved it!! thanks for bringing more love into my relationship! :D