Lemon Chicken

Last week, I needed an easy chicken recipe that involved using ingredients already in my kitchen.  Enter: the easiest lemon chicken recipe ever:

4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
4 teaspoons flour
salt and pepper
2 teaspoons oil
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon butter

Directions:

Flatten chicken slightly. Dust with flour. Salt and pepper chicken.

Fry in hot oil 5 minutes each side. Remove chicken from pan.

To pan add broth, garlic, lemon juice and butter. Cook 2 minutes. Pour over chicken.

Lemon Chicken

Super easy and super delicious.  I paired this with a side of quinoa drizzled in balsamic vinegar for a quick and tasty weeknight dinner (with leftovers for the weekend :)).

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Lemon Balsamic Salad

This is a fun little salad that I threw together with some leftovers, including my last piece of Chicken Piccata.

1/2 head of romaine lettuce
1/2 avocado
piece of chicken breast
1 cup green beans
1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese

I topped it with a lemon balsamic vinaigrette dressing:

3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

Combine lemon juice, vinegar, salt, pepper, and garlic in a medium bowl. Whisking constantly, add the oil in a thin stream.

Salad

Of course, the ingredient amounts can be altered, this is just what was leftover in my fridge.  It was quite tasty and healthy!