Juicy and Flavorful Lemon Chicken Breast

This Juicy and flavorful Lemon Chicken Breast Recipe is a promising choice for a healthy and filling lunch/dinner.  This low carb chicken recipe comes together in just 30 minutes!

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 There is nothing more disappointing than a dry chicken breast. There are a few tips I follow when it comes to making Juicy chicken breast. 

 Pounding the chicken breast:

This is a technique that helps the meat cook faster. It also helps in making the pieces of chicken even sizes for a more even cooking result. I put the chicken pieces inside a plastic bag, making sure it’s sealed before I start pounding. (I use this technique especially when I get the thick chicken breast). I always use my pestle but you can use any heavy flat object or even a baking rolling pin. Do this to each individual piece of chicken until the desired thickness is obtained.

Cooking time and temperature:

Cooking chicken can be very tricky. I always make sure to cook the chicken well for safety reasons as we all know. However, there is a fine line between cooking well the meat to avoid any salmonella issues and cooking it so much that it turns dry as cardboard. in my opinion, the trick to this is the balance. In this recipe, It took me about 3 to 5 minutes on each side to give some color to the chicken breast. I also cooked the meat on a medium-high temperature for about 10 minutes, always paying attention so it doesn’t burn. That is a total of about 20 minutes.

Adding healthy fats:

Another way to avoid eating a boring and dry chicken breast is to add butter. I like to use unsalted butter to avoid overpowering the meat with salt. The unsalted butter gives the chicken breast not only an incredible taste but keeps the meat from drying off.

 

How to make Lemon Chicken Breast:

Step #1: Season the chicken with salt, black pepper and garlic. I like to use my mortar and pestle to combine these ingredients. Next, add the juice of half of a lemon

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Step #3: Next, add the oil to a nonstick pan on medium-high heat, and add the chicken breast to the skillet.

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Step #4: Cook the chicken breast for about 3  to 5 minutes each side or until a golden brown color is obtained. Add the unsalted butter and some lemon juice and cook 2 minutes and remove from the stove. Let it rest for about 5 minutes before serving.

Serve with your favorite salad or with some sweet fried plantains or with this delicious Kale Pomegranate Salad

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Juicy and Flavorful Lemon Chicken Breast Recipe

 This Juicy Lemon Chicken Breast Recipe is a promising choice for a healthy and filling lunch/dinner.  This low carb chicken recipe comes together in just 30 minutes!

Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword easy dinner
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 235 kcal
Author Evelyn

Ingredients

  • 1 and 1/2 pounds chicken breast (about 2 large chicken breast)
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 1/4 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 lemon (divided)
  • 3 garlic cloves (mashed)
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon oil

Instructions

  1.  Season the chicken with salt, black pepper, and garlic. I like to use my mortar and pestle to combine these ingredients. Next, add the juice of half of a lemon.

  2. Next, add the oil to a nonstick pan on medium-high heat, and add the chicken breast to the skillet.

  3. Cook the chicken breast for about 3  to 5 minutes each side or until a golden brown color is obtained. Add the unsalted butter and some lemon juice and cook 2 minutes and remove from the stove. Let it rest for about 5 minutes before serving.

Recipe Notes

Serve with your favorite salad, some grains or with some sweet fried plantains

Nutrition Facts
Juicy and Flavorful Lemon Chicken Breast Recipe
Amount Per Serving (4 Servings)
Calories 235 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 116mg39%
Sodium 1070mg45%
Potassium 657mg19%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 140IU3%
Vitamin C 9.9mg12%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

*Nutritional Disclaimer: Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.

 

This Juicy and flavorful Lemon Chicken Breast Recipe is a promising choice for a healthy and filling lunch/dinner.  This low carb chicken recipe comes together in just 30 minutes!

 

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