WW Recipe of the Day: Skinny Lemon Pepper Chicken Breasts
Some recipes are so quick, easy, healthy, and delicious they become staples you turn to again and again.
This recipe for lemon pepper chicken is a perfect example.
It's from Ellie Krieger's book, Small Changes, Big Results: A 12-Week Action Plan to a Better Life (affiliate link).
In it, she explains how she got the recipe from cookbook author and New York Times columnist, Mark Bittman, when he appeared on her TV show.
Isn't it cool how good recipes get shared?
So, here it is from Mark, to Ellie, to me, to you.
This is great served with rice and broccoli or spinach or sliced atop a big green salad.
How Many Calories and WW Points in these Low Fat Chicken Breasts?
According to my calculations, each lemon pepper chicken breast has about 160 calories and:
3 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
1 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
1 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
4 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
Following WW Freestyle Plan, this is now *1 Freestyle SmartPoint. Enjoy!
If you like this simple recipe for lemon pepper chicken, be sure to check out more of my Weight Watchers Chicken Recipes including Maple-Glazed Chicken Breasts, Healthy Baked Chicken Parmesan, Slow Cooker Creamy Italian Chicken, Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken and Grilled Lemon Chicken with Tarragon
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Skinny Lemon Pepper Chicken Breasts Recipe
- 4 chicken breasts (4 to 5 ounces each)
- ½ teaspoon coarse salt
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Pound the chicken breasts to an even thickness of about ½ inch.
- Pat the chicken breasts dry and season both sides with the salt and pepper.
- In a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil over medium high heat.
- Place the chicken in the pan and cook for 6 to 8 minutes, turning halfway through.
- Turn off the heat and pour the lemon juice over the chicken and serve.
Source: Small Changes, Big Results: A 12-Week Action Plan to a Better Life from Ellie Krieger
*Points® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
This short video shows a different way to make lemon pepper chicken at home:
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- Baked Chicken Parmesan
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- Chicken Sybil
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