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Citrus Chicken

Citrus chicken is a great go-to recipe to add juice and zest to ordinary chicken. The spicy sauce works equally well with fish or pork.

Cooking Light OCTOBER 2006

  • Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lime rind
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast cutlets
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Cooking spray
  • 6 cups bagged prewashed baby spinach

Preparation

Combine first 8 ingredients in a small bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Pour 1/4 cup juice mixture into a large zip-top plastic bag. Add chicken to bag. Seal; let stand 5 minutes. Add oil to remaining juice mixture; stir well with a whisk.

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Remove chicken from bag; discard marinade. Add chicken to pan; cook 4 minutes on each side or until done. Place 1 1/2 cups spinach on each of 4 plates. Divide chicken evenly among servings; top each serving with 1 tablespoon juice mixture.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 183
  • Calories from fat: 24%
  • Fat: 4.9g
  • Saturated fat: 0.9g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.7g
  • Protein: 27.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 7.1g
  • Fiber: 2.1g
  • Cholesterol: 66mg
  • Iron: 2.3mg
  • Sodium: 278mg
  • Calcium: 50mg
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