Lemon Garlic Chicken

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Quick Facts

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


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 Tbs margarine or butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, 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 nonstick skillet. Add chicken; cook over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes or until light brown. Add garlic and cook briefly. Add water, 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 336
  Calories from Fat 61 (18%)
(10%)Total Fat 7g
(9%)Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
(26%)Cholesterol 79mg
(24%)Sodium 571mg
(20%)Potassium 714mg
Total Carbohydrate 38g
(15%)Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 2g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(61%)Protein 31g
* 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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