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Easy Lightened Lemon Chicken

More light meals!  My husband and I are fighting the battle of the bulge with both fists these days.  We are exhausted but we want real food!  Real meals!  Now that the kids sit at the table we get to be a family and eat like one – well, that means whole foods.  I hope you like this one – we gobbled it up like crazy!

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Easy Lightened Lemon Chicken

Ingredients

  • 2 lemons
  • 2 chicken breasts, split into 4 cutlets
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 and 2 tbs olive oil (or coconut oil)
  • serve with brown rice

Instructions

  1. Place chicken breasts between wax paper and mallet (I also use a zip lock bag) to pound breasts down to 1/2 inch thick.
  2. Pat dry if they got juicy.
  3. Squeeze the juice of 1.5 lemons into a bowl - slice the rest for garnish.
  4. In a paper or plastic bag add the flour and the salt and pepper and mix.
  5. Warm the olive oil to medium.
  6. place the cutlets one at a time into the bag, shake them off and lay into the oil - cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side intil brwoned and cooked through.
  7. Place on a paper towel.
  8. If needed, add the rest of the olive oil.
  9. Once they are all cooked, place back into pan at medium low together and pour half the lemon juice over chicken.
  10. Allow the juice to settle into the chicken, flip once after 1 minute, Pour the rest.
  11. Serve immediately on warm plates with a lemon wheel garnish and fresh brown rice!
  12. I served this with a fun tomato pesto salad!
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