Lemon + Chicken + Feta = Magic

29 03 2011

Okay, I know this is a repost, but I made an epic fail lemon protein ball and we need to balance the desserts with the entrees. Protein first and then dessert if there is room.

I called this Company’s Coming chicken, because it smells FABULOUS baking, and it looks fancy plated. I have this is my after work rotation, as by the time the chicken is finished baking, you have had time to make a healthy side AND lunches for the next day. It is great for those who aren’t too jazzed in touching raw meat, as you plop it into a pre-PAMmed pan and 5 minutes later you are good to go. As well, you can scale this to the amount of chicken you want to make.. so this is AS good for one or two, as it is for four or five.

Feta Lemon Rosemary Chicken

1 or 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 12 ounces or more)
5 ounces of feta cheese
bunch of fresh rosemary
lemon, juice from said lemon, and 2 tbsp zest OR an 1/4 cup of lemon juice
olive oil

Break out a sturdy pan to bake in, throw chicken breast in pan, cut up chunks of feta and place around chicken, and lay rosemary sprigs on chicken. Toss in lemon zest and juice of one lemon, and then take olive oil and drizzle the entire dish with it.

In the pan, ready to go

Pop into oven at 350 until chicken is done, aprox. 30 minutes (dependent on how thick the chicken breasts are) The smell in your house will be divine as the rosemary starts to heat up and roast. The lemon and feta mix and make this fabulous thin sauce you can pour over the chicken when you plate it.

Right out of the oven

I plated it with some mashed purple potato.. Ken loves this dinner, and it is incredibly easy and light on ingredients.

Nuts are 2 ounces of chicken with some feta and sauce. Calories 162, Fat 10g, carbs 1.8, protein 14.9 g

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