Lemon Dill Chicken Recipe

Lemon dill chicken recipe

Lemon dill chicken recipeThis lemon dill chicken recipe is a fabulous, yet fast and easy recipe for when you have dinner guests.  It’s beautiful on the plate, with flavor to match, and the fact that it’s so quick and easy to prepare is a definite bonus.  Healthy too!

I discovered this recipe on the health website WebMD.com. I’ve never known them to publish recipes, but this one is a gem. To “healthify” the recipe even further, I make a few of my own modifications, which you might want to do as well, especially if you’re interested in clean eating. Its easy to do, and trust me, none of the deliciousness is lost. 

Here’s how I adapt it:  I skip the salt and I only use oat flour (run oats through a blender to turn them into flour) or coconut flour – never, ever use white flour which is so overly processed, all food value has been depleted and only the bad stuff is left (which slows your metabolism, creates gut problems, and makes you gain weight. Just sayin’) .Use these simple tricks every day in your cooking and you’ll lose a few excess pounds without even trying!

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, (1-1 1/4 pounds)
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, or canola oil, divided
  • 1/4 cup onions, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons dill, chopped fresh, divided
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • salt, to taste

Instructions

Season the chicken breasts on both sides with salt and pepper. Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and sear until well browned on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to a plate and tent with foil.

Reduce heat to medium. Add the remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil to the pan. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
Whisk broth, flour, 1 tablespoon dill and lemon juice in a measuring cup and add to pan. Cook, whisking, until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes.
Return the chicken and any accumulated juices to the pan; reduce heat to low and simmer until the chicken is cooked through, about 4 minutes.
Transfer the chicken to a warmed platter. Season sauce with salt and pepper and spoon over the chicken.
Garnish with the remaining 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill.
Recipe via WebMD and EatingWell.com. © Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.

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