Crunchy Lemon Chicken

Photo: Travis Rathbone
This Crunchy Lemon Chicken has less than 300 calories and a kick of paprika for a hint of spicy flavor.


Makes: 4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half plus 2/3 cup relish)

Nutritional Information

Calories 279
Fat 5.9 g
Satfat 2 g
Monofat 1.5 g
Polyfat 0.6 g
Protein 33 g
Carbohydrate 24 g
Fiber 3 g
Cholesterol 80 mg
Iron 2 mg
Sodium 410 mg
Calcium 187 mg


1 cup plain low-fat 1% yogurt
1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley leaves
1 garlic clove, minced
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
Salt and pepper
4 4-oz. boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
1 cup whole-wheat panko crumbs
3 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon paprika
Olive oil cooking spray
1 large seedless cucumber, finely diced
12 radishes, finely diced


1. Preheat oven to 450ºF. Fit a wire rack into a rimmed baking sheet.

2. In a bowl, mix yogurt, parsley, garlic, lemon zest and juice, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Transfer half to a dish, add chicken and turn to coat. Set aside remaining yogurt mixture.

3. Combine panko, Parmesan and paprika. Dredge chicken in panko mixture. Transfer to rack in baking sheet. Mist chicken with cooking spray; sprinkle with salt and pepper.

4. Bake chicken until golden brown and cooked through, about 15 minutes. Stir cucumber and radishes into reserved yogurt mixture and serve with chicken.


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