Sunday, August 10, 2014

Skinny Lemon Chicken with Thyme

I bake chicken breasts pretty often.  It's usually pretty simple with olive oil, pepper, my dad's seasoned Hawaiian salt and sometimes mesquite seasoning.  I usually use the chicken as a main entree or as a topping for salads.

I came across this easy recipe on the internet.  It is a nice alternative to my usual chicken breasts.  This recipe has a nice lemon flavor.  The best part is that it's a "skinny recipe".  Each chicken breast contains 150 calories, 4 grams of fat and 25 grams of protein!  

Skinny Lemon Chicken with Thyme
Adapted from:
Serves 4

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
juice of 2 lemons
zest from one lemon
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp fresh thyme (I used 1 tsp dried thyme)
1 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
1/2 tsp Hawaiian salt

1)  Preheat over to 375 degrees F.

2) Whisk together lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, and thyme.  Set aside.

3)  Salt and pepper chicken breasts.  Place chicken in a baking dish and pour lemon mixture over the chicken.  Make sure to completely coat them.  Turn over to coat well.

4)  Bake for 40 minutes (turn chicken half-way into cooking) or until the juices run clear.  

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