Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Tasty Tuesday

So for the first time since I started Tasty Tuesday, I had a flop. Apparently Weight Watchers thinks the only way to cook low fat is to also cook with no flavor. Blah. The hubby ate it and actually said it was good...I think he was lying to save face. Sweet of him, but there's no way I'm making that again. Even my go to Red Pepper Flakes couldn't revive this lifeless dish. So lucky for all of you I dug into my recipe box for something tasty and delicious. Enjoy!

Lemon Chicken
4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1/3 cup all purpose flour
1/4 t black pepper
2 T margarine or butter
1 c chicken broth
1/4 c lemon juice (I always try and use real fresh lemons, it takes 1-2)
1 T corn starch
1/4 c sliced green onions
Lemon slices, cut in half (optional, but since I have them left over from the juice, I usually toss a few in)

1. Place each chick breast between two pieces of plastic wrap. Pound lightly with the flat side of a meat mallet to 1/4 in thick. Remove Plastic wrap. (I've been making this for years and have NEVER done this....but if you want to get all Martha Stewart on me, go for it!)

2. In a shallow dish stir together flour and black pepper. Coat chicken with flour mixture, shaking off any excess.

3. In a large skillet, heat butter of medium heat. Add chicken and cook for 4-6 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Remove from skillet, cover and keep warm.

4. For sauce, in a small bowl stir together chicken broth, lemon juice and cornstarch. Add to skilled. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Continue to cook 2 more min. Stir in green onion. Spoon sauce over chicken.

My go to sides with this are broccoli with a little lemon pepper and brown rice. Yum!

Bon Appetite!


Jules said...

I hate when I have recipe fail, so I know what you mean. Thanks for posting the lemon chicken! It sounds delicious. I made your turkey chili on Sunday and it is yummy!

Lindsey said...

This sounds really good, thanks for sharing!

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

I remember the first time I ate at Applebees, ordered from their Weight Watchers menu, and couldn't even eat a bite. HORRRIBLE, and I will never do it again. But, with that being said, I am all about trying to find a yummy healthy recipe!

Chardonnay said...

This sounds really good! And easy - which means I *might* actually try it :)

KLaw said...

Damn. That sounds delicious. And that picture? HOOOOOOLARIOUS!

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love this recipe...easy, quick, and delicious...all my criteria for cooking! XXXX Dd

katie + bret said...

That sounds yummy and simple! Even I might be able to make that, lol.

Cute blog! Kansas City huh? My husband is having to travel there a lot right now for business, in fact he just got back! How's the snow?

Jax said...

MMMM!! I love lemon chicken and actually have made it before. Funny you said that about the martha stewart-ness b/c I read it and thought "hmm.. never tried that" haha.. :) Love it.

Our Happy Married Life... said...

sounds delicious! I'm definitely going to have to make this!!! thanks for sharing.

Kara said...

The lemon chicken sounds delish! I've cooked many Weight Watchers meals and all of the ones I have made tasted great and had flavor---though some I did need to add some extra spices or flavor. What recipe did you try? Check out my blog: stevenandkarapickerill.blogspot.com and look in my archives. I have posted some really good WW receipes. I hope you're having a great week!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Aw, I'm sorry to hear one didn't work out for you. I bet it wasn't too bad!

Elizabeth Marie said...

I looove lemon chicken! yumm!

brooke said...

oh yum!!!! i could so go for some lemon chicken tonight!!! and that photo...oh my gosh hilarious but so sad!!!