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Lemon Chicken Recipe

Lemon Chicken Recipe

I originally tried this recipe because I love rice and chicken. I made a few changes to suit my tastes, and was pleased with how it looks and the short time needed to prepare it. —Lori Schlecht, Wimbledon, North Dakota
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 large carrot, thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked instant rice
  • 1 cup frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley

Directions

  • 1. In a large skillet, cook chicken, onion, carrot and garlic in butter for 5 minutes or until chicken is lightly browned and meat juices run clear, stirring occasionally.
  • 2. In a large bowl, combine the cornstarch and broth; stir in lemon juice, peel, salt and rice. Add to skillet Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat; add broccoli and parsley. Cover and simmer 5-10 minutes or until rice is tender. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

Diabetic Exchanges: One serving (without added salt) equals 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 vegetable; also 367 calories, 132 mg sodium, 73 mg cholesterol, 39 carbohydrate, 31 gm protein, 9 gm fat.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.