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Lemon Chicken – Galinha com Limão

"A recipe from portuguesedinerdotcom that I want to try and am posting for the Azores leg of the Quest. She serves this with a recipe she posted for Jasmine rice."

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Prep Time: 10m

Cook Time: 10m

   

Servings: 4  

 
 
  • 5.0000

If you love lemon, this chicken recipe is a winner. I loved the lemony sauce. The chicken stayed pretty crisp thanks to the flour crust. It was a easy recipe to put together, too. Thank you!.

  Ingredients
 
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  • 4 (16 to 20 ounces) boneless skinless chicken breasts (4-5 ounces for each breast)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 cup wine (Vinho Verde, or dry white wine)
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 scallion, finely sliced
 

What You Will Need



No special items needed.
  How to Make
 
 

Step 1

Cut the chicken breasts in half. Place them between 2 pieces of saran wrap and pound to about 1/4 inch thick.

Step 2

Season with salt and pepper and coat them lightly with the flour in a bowl.

Step 3

Heat the olive oil and butter on high heat in a large saute pan. Cook the chicken on medium high heat for about 3 minutes or longer on each side until they turn a light golden brown, remove them from the pan and set them aside.

Step 4

De-glaze the pan with wine, lemon juice and chicken broth and let it cook down for about 1 minute.

Step 5

Return the chicken to the pan and let it cook in the lemon sauce for another 3-4 minutes on medium heat to incorporate the lemon flavor.

Step 6

Turn heat to low, add the scallion, oregano and the lemon zest and cook for about 1 minute. The sauce will thicken as it cooks.

Step 7

If you find the sauce too thick add a little more chicken broth.

  Nutritional Facts
 
 
  • Serving Size: 1 (213 g)
  • Calories 308.7
  • Total Fat - 13.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 104 mg
  • Sodium - 633.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 6.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.4 g
  • Sugars - 0.3 g
  • Protein - 36.4 g
  • Calcium - 28.3 mg
  • Iron - 1.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 3.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg
  Reviews
 
 
2 reviews

I have made many versions of Lemon Chicken and really loved this one. The oregano set it apart from so many others. It was easy and tasty which makes it a total winner in my book. Thanks for posting! K9 Owned/Lesley

 

Review by K9 Owned

If you love lemon, this chicken recipe is a winner. I loved the lemony sauce. The chicken stayed pretty crisp thanks to the flour crust. It was a easy recipe to put together, too. Thank you!

 

Review by LifeIsGood