Triple Citrus Chicken Breasts

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Cook Time: 20 min.
From "MMMMiami" by Carole Kotkin and Kathy Martin*
Lemon, orange, and lime form a menage a trois of citrus flavors that liven up the chicken breasts.

Ingredients

  • 6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 tsp grated lemon zest
  • 1 tsp grated orange zest
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 Tbs chives, chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 3 Tbs fresh lime juice
  • 2 Tbs fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbs honey
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbs vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbs heavy cream

Directions

  • Between two layers of plastic wrap, pound chicken breasts with meat mallet to an even thickness of about 1/2 inch. Place chicken in large, self-sealing plastic bag.
  • In medium bowl, whisk together lemon zest, orange zest, garlic, chives, salt, pepper, lime juice, lemon juice, honey and balsamic vinegar. Pour into bag, over chicken. Close bag securely and turn to distribute marinade. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or as long as 24 hours, turning occasionally.
  • Remove chicken from bag. Shake excess marinade into bag and reserve.
  • In large, heavy, nonstick skillet over high heat, warm oil. Saute chicken until browned, about 2 - 3 minutes per side. Lower heat to medium and continue cooking until chicken is done, about 2 more minutes per side. Transfer to serving platter and cover to keep warm.
  • Pour reserved marinade into skillet and bring to a boil over high heat. Scrape the bottom of pan with a wooden spoon to loosen any browned bits. Add any liquid that has collected around chicken and let mixture boil for 2 minutes, until slightly thickened and reduced. Stir in cream; cook for another minute. Pour hot sauce over chicken breasts. Garnish with slices of lime, lemon or orange.
Recipe courtesy of the National Chicken Council

Nutrition Facts

Calories 209
  Calories from Fat 87 (42%)
(15%)Total Fat 10g
(11%)Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
(27%)Cholesterol 82mg
(22%)Sodium 527mg
(13%)Potassium 464mg
Total Carbohydrate 5g
(1%)Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 3g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(51%)Protein 25g
* 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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