Lemon Oregano Chicken

What a great easy weeknight meal that is also pretty healthy. Found on Proceed with Caution, found thru Cooking Light, I was able to quickly throw this meal together among our million errands tonight. I liked the lighter flavors and put atop rice or pasta this is a complete meal.



4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
5 teaspoons grated lemon rind
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon water
2 garlic cloves, minced
Cooking spray
4 lemon wedges
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Directions: ( I used my grill pan, but included the origianl recipe here)
Prepare grill.
Place each chicken breast half between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap, and pound to 1/4-inch thickness using a meat mallet or rolling pin.
Combine lemon rind and next 6 ingredients (through minced garlic); rub evenly over both sides of chicken. Place chicken on a grill rack coated with cooking spray, and grill 3 minutes on each side or until chicken is done. Remove from heat. Squeeze 1 lemon wedge evenly over each chicken breast half. Sprinkle parsley evenly over chicken.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 226 (22% from fat)
Fat: 5.6g (sat 1g,mono 3g,poly 0.8g)
Protein: 39.6g
Carbohydrate: 2.2g
Fiber: 0.7g
Cholesterol: 99mg
Iron: 1.8mg
Sodium: 465mg
Calcium: 38mg


2 Comments on “Lemon Oregano Chicken”

  1. Liz says:

    This looks delicious. I’ve been looking for some quick, weeknight meals as it seems I have less and less time to spend on dinner lately, and this sounds perfect. Thanks for passing it along 🙂

  2. Joelen says:

    Mmm – lemon and oregano is always great with chicken!

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