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Garlic Lemon Chicken


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Linda Chadwick of Social Circle sends in a main course and a suggestion for a side dish. She writes, "I try not to cook with a lot of excess fat. My husband liked it so much, it's become a 'comfort food' when we're tired of other meals. This is a good recipe that creates a whole meal in less than 30 minutes.”

Hands on time:   Total time: 30 minutes  Serves: 4

Ingredients:

    4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded to uniform thickness
    1 teaspoon Lawry's seasoning salt
    4 to 6 garlic cloves, thickly sliced
    1/4 cup sliced almonds
    1 lemon, cut in fourths

Instructions:

Season both sides of chicken with seasoning salt and freshly ground pepper.
In a large, well-oiled skillet over medium-high heat, add garlic and cook until golden. Add chicken and cook until both sides are golden, turning once. Sprinkle almonds around chicken and saute until they begin to brown. Squeeze lemon juice over the chicken and drop the lemon pieces in the pan. Cover and cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until chicken has cooked through.

Notes:

"I serve the chicken with pasta cooked in chicken broth, sprinkled with Cavendish Greek seasonings,” says Chadwick. “The combination of chicken and pasta makes a very good, satisfying and attractive meal. It's nice enough for company." I like the addition of sliced almonds, adding flavor and texture; and, echoing Chadwick's sentiments, it certainly dresses it up.
-- Jeanne Besser

Nutrition:

Per serving: 186 calories (percent of calories from fat, 30), 28 grams protein, 4 grams carbohydrates, 1 gram fiber, 6 grams fat, 66 milligrams cholesterol, 417 milligrams sodium.

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