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Lemon - Garlic Chicken

 
This recipe can be made gluten free by choosing gluten-free versions of basic ingredients commonly found in supermarkets or online.gluten-free
This recipe can be made completely dairy-free.dairy-free
This recipe is suitable for a paleo diet.paleo
This recipe is suitable for a primal diet.primal
 
One serving costs about $5.35 One serving costs about $5.35

$5.35 per serving

3 people like this recipe

3 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

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spoonacular Score:80%

Spoonacular Score: 80%

 

Lemon - Garlic Chicken might be just the main course you are searching for. For $3.35 per serving, this recipe covers 29% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe makes 1 servings with 540 calories, 49g of protein, and 34g of fat each. Not a lot of people made this recipe, and 3 would say it hit the spot. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 45 minutes. A mixture of chicken breasts, mint, garlic, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so delicious. To use up the lemon juice you could follow this main course with the Lemon Shortbread Cookies with Lemon Icing {A Tribute to Aunt Roxanne} as a dessert. It is a good option if you're following a caveman, gluten free, dairy free, and primal diet. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 79%. This score is pretty good. Similar recipes include Lemon Chicken Scallopini with Lemon Garlic Cream Sauce, Lemon Pepper Chicken with Garlic – make garlicky chicken easily in the oven, and Lemon Garlic Chicken.

Ingredients

Servings:
2
2  split whole chicken breasts
split whole chicken breasts
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp dried fresh mint
dried fresh mint
1 tsp
1 tsp garlic
garlic
0.5 cups
0.5 cups fresh lemon juice
fresh lemon juice
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps olive oil
olive oil
some
some salt and pepper
salt and pepper
2  split whole chicken breasts
2
split whole chicken breasts
1 Tbsp dried fresh mint
1 Tbsp
dried fresh mint
1 tsp garlic
1 tsp
garlic
0.5 cups fresh lemon juice
0.5 cups
fresh lemon juice
2 Tbsps olive oil
2 Tbsps
olive oil
some salt and pepper
some
salt and pepper

Equipment

grill
grill
grill
grill


Instructions

  1. Wash and pat dry chicken breasts. Place chicken in a shallow glass dish. Combine lemon juice, olive oil, mint, garlic, salt and pepper. Pour over chicken breasts. Cover dish and marinate chicken for several hours or overnight in refrigerator, turning occasionally. Brush grill with vegetable oil. Place chicken on grill skin side up, about 6 inches from medium - hot coals. Cook, turning every 8 to 10 minutes, and baste occasionally. Grill

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $5.35
Ingredient
2 split whole chicken breasts
1 tablespoon dried fresh mint
1 teaspoon garlic
½ cups fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
Price
$4.01
$0.12
$0.07
$0.83
$0.33
$5.35

Tips

Health Tips

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

  • Many people will tell you to remove the skin on your chicken to cut down on fat. This is true, but if you like the taste, leave it on! You're only gaining a little fat for a lot of flavor. Plus, a little over half of the fat in chicken skin is monounsatured fat (that's a heart-healthy kind) and the notion that saturated fat is unhealthy is being questioned too. So in our opinion: dig in, skin and all!

Price Tips

  • Fresh herbs can be expensive, so don't let them go to waste. If you have any leftovers, you might be able to freeze them. The Kitchn recommends freezing hardy herbs like rosemary and thyme in olive oil, while Better Homes and Gardens suggests using freezer bags to freeze basil, chives, mint, and more.

  • If you find meat (especially grassfed and/or organic meat!) on sale, stock up and freeze it. Ground meat will stay good 3-4 months, while steaks, chops, etc., will be fine for at least 4 months.

Cooking Tips

  • Fresh herbs should be added toward the end of the cooking process — even at the very last minute?especially delicate herbs like cilantro, basil, and dill. Hardier herbs like bay leaves, rosemary, and thyme can be added earlier.

  • The average fresh lemon contains between 2 to 3 tablespoons of lemon juice (just in case you are substituting bottled lemon juice).

  • Here's a trick for peeling garlic quickly. Put the garlic clove on your cutting board. Take a knife with a thick blade and place the blade flat across the garlic clove (the clove should be closer to the handle than the middle of the blade). Whack down on the flat side of the blade with your free hand to smoosh the garlic a bit. Done correctly, the skin will peel right off.

  • If you normally rinse your chicken?stop! You could be spreading bacteria around your kitchen and it isn't really necessary.

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Green Tips

  • Choose pasture-raised chicken if it is available. If it is not at your supermarket, visit a farmers' market and ask around.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
797 Calories
96g Protein
40g Total Fat
10g Carbs
39% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
797
40%

Fat
40g
62%

  Saturated Fat
6g
41%

Carbohydrates
10g
3%

  Sugar
3g
3%

Cholesterol
289mg
96%

Sodium
721mg
31%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
96g
194%

Vitamin B3
47mg
237%

Selenium
145µg
207%

Vitamin B6
3mg
174%

Phosphorus
967mg
97%

Vitamin C
55mg
67%

Vitamin B5
6mg
66%

Potassium
1838mg
53%

Vitamin E
5mg
34%

Magnesium
129mg
32%

Vitamin B2
0.49mg
29%

Vitamin B1
0.33mg
22%

Zinc
2mg
18%

Vitamin K
17µg
17%

Vitamin B12
0.9µg
15%

Iron
2mg
12%

Folate
48µg
12%

Manganese
0.19mg
10%

Copper
0.17mg
8%

Vitamin A
355IU
7%

Calcium
47mg
5%

Fiber
0.83g
3%

Vitamin D
0.45µg
3%

covered percent of daily need

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