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Chicken Breast With Shaved Brussels Sprouts

Photo: Romulo Yanes
Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 15 mins
Total time 30 mins
Yield Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups slaw and 4 ounces chicken)
Broccoli and Brussels sprouts are loaded with cancer-preventing phytonutrients, and this supercharged dinner of Chicken Breast With Shaved Brussels Sprouts provides real nutritional punch. This one-dish meal is super lean and also packs potassium--which helps to keep your blood pressure down.

Ingredients

  • 2 (8-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 2 broccoli stems
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 cups thinly sliced Brussels sprouts (from 12 medium)
  • 2 celery stalks, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup toasted hazelnuts
  • 1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, coarsely chopped
  • 1 ounce Parmesan cheese, coarsely grated

Nutrition Information

  • calories 309
  • fat 17 g
  • satfat 3.2 g
  • monofat 10.2 g
  • polyfat 2 g
  • protein 31 g
  • carbohydrate 10 g
  • fiber 4 g
  • cholesterol 80 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 409 mg
  • calcium 141 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place chicken and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a small saucepan and cover with water; bring to a boil. Immediately remove from heat, cover, and let stand 15 minutes. Drain chicken and run under cold water. Cool completely; set aside. Using 2 forks, shred into bite-size pieces; reserve.

  2. Meanwhile, use a vegetable peeler to remove outer layer of broccoli stems; discard. Continue peeling stems into long strips. In a large bowl, whisk together oil, lemon juice, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Add broccoli strips, Brussels sprouts, celery, hazelnuts, parsley, and reserved chicken to bowl with dressing; toss. Divide among 4 shallow bowls. Top with cheese.

Cook's Notes

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