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Lemon Garlic Chicken

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cook Time: 35 min.
Total: 45 min.
One-pot meals like this lemony-garlic chicken with rice and vegetables make for a simple weeknight meal.


  • 4 chicken breasts, skinless and boneless
  • 1 Tbs margarine
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup uncooked rice
  • 2 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • 1/2 cup frozen broccoli
  • 1/2 cup frozen carrots
  • 1/2 cup frozen cauliflower


  • Melt margarine in large non-stick skillet. Add chicken; cook over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes or until light brown. Add garlic and cook briefly.
  • Add water, uncooked rice, bouillon cubes, and juice from one lemon half. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes.
  • Add broccoli, carrots, and cauliflower; continue cooking 5 minutes or until internal juices of chicken run clear.
  • Cut remaining lemon half into slices and use for garnish.
Recipe courtesy of the National Chicken Council

Nutrition Facts

Calories 325
  Calories from Fat 60 (18%)
(10%)Total Fat 7g
(9%)Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
(26%)Cholesterol 79mg
(23%)Sodium 564mg
(18%)Potassium 643mg
Total Carbohydrate 36g
(12%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 2g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(59%)Protein 29g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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