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Recipe of the Week - WOW (Watching our Waists) Bistro Chicken

Posted by on Dec. 30, 2013 at 5:11 PM
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WOW Bistro Chicken
WOW Bistro Chicken

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Entree – Bistro Chicken

Recipe Summary
Complexity: Easy
Serves: 2
Category: WoW (Watching our Waists)
Meal: Other (General)
1.5 cloves garlic, chopped
0.75 Tb cilantro, chopped
0.25 Tb rosemary, fresh
2 Tb lemon zest, finely chopped
0.5 Tb mustard, dijon
0.25 tsp salt and pepper to taste
2 Tb oil, olive
8 oz chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
12 oz chicken broth
0.5 medium lemons
0.5 Tb cornstarch
1 pinch salt and pepper to taste

Wash and thoroughly dry the chicken. Place first 6 ingredients in a food processor and process until well mixed, add olive oil slowly. Spread evenly on chicken and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Place chicken in a roasting pan, cut lemon in half and place alongside of chicken in pan. Place pan in the center of oven and roast for 18 minutes per pound, or until juices flow clear. Remove chicken when done and let stand for 20 minutes. Place chicken broth and the 1/4 zested lemon, cut in half, into a sauce pan and simmer for 20 minutes. Add broth to roasting pan and stir to deglaze. Return pan to heat on stovetop on low. De-grease, remove lemon (discard) and broth, remove 2 Tb of juice from pan,add cornstarch and stir, return this to roaster pan. Allow to thicken, carve chicken, pour a small amount of gravy over the chicken and serve the remainder on the side.

Each serving has 315 calories, 6.8g carbs, 16.7g fat, 34.2g protein and .9g fiber. Points Plus 8

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