Lemon-Cilantro Chicken

Lemon-Cilantro Chicken
Patrick Onofre

Ingredients

  • 3/4 Cups  olive oil
  • cloves garlic, minced
  •   Juice of 3 lemons
  • 1 Cup  chopped cilantro
  • 1 Teaspoon  salt
  • 1 Teaspoon  pepper
  • boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Easy and delicious — what more could you possibly want from a weeknight dinner-friendly chicken recipe? All you need are seven ingredients and a stove.

A quick marinade of olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and cilantro infuses these chicken breasts with flavor and keeps them moist as they poach. Think you don't have time for a marinade? Think again, because the chicken only has to sit in the refrigerator for about 20-30 minutes, during which time you can prep a salad to go with dinner. It's all about multitasking!

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Directions

Pour the olive oil into a bowl, and add the garlic and lemon juice. Toss the lemon rinds into the bowl after you squeeze them to marinate and cook with the chicken.

Add the cilantro, salt, and pepper. Place the chicken in the mixture and coat with the marinade. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let marinate for 20-30 minutes in the refrigerator, so the meat can absorb the flavors.

Pour the marinade with the chicken into a frying pan. Cook over low to medium heat. You are poaching the chicken, so it should just bubble at a low simmer for about 15-20 minutes.

The chicken is done when the meat turns from a translucent pink to a complete white, and pulls apart easily.

Take the meat out of the pan and place it on a cutting board. Slice the chicken diagonally, into slices about ½-inch thick. Transfer to plates and serve with sauce from the pan.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

1,034 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Sugar Conscious, Paleo, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:

52%

Servings:

2
  • Fat 175g 269%
  • Carbs 20g 7%
  • Saturated 25g 126%
  • Fiber 6g 24%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 5g
  • Monounsaturated 122g
  • Polyunsaturated 19g
  • Protein 109g 218%
  • Cholesterol 345mg 115%
  • Sodium 2,553mg 106%
  • Calcium 104mg 10%
  • Magnesium 156mg 39%
  • Potassium 1,957mg 56%
  • Iron 4mg 24%
  • Zinc 3mg 23%
  • Phosphorus 1,054mg 151%
  • Vitamin A 89µg 10%
  • Vitamin C 98mg 164%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 36%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 53%
  • Niacin (B3) 46mg 229%
  • Vitamin B6 4mg 204%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 72µg 18%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 17%
  • Vitamin D 5IU 1%
  • Vitamin E 27mg 133%
  • Vitamin K 152µg 190%
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