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Nutrition Facts

Calories 171
  Calories from Fat 36 (21%)
(6%)Total Fat 4g
(4%)Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
(30%)Cholesterol 91mg
(7%)Sodium 166mg
(17%)Potassium 580mg
Total Carbohydrate 4g
(5%)Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(61%)Protein 30g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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Grilled Lemon Chicken


  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice

  • 1 cup water

  • 3 tsp dried oregano

  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, 5 ounces each

  • 1 large lemon, cut into 12 thin slices

People love our lemon chicken. It remains one of the most popluar items on our menu. Chicken is a low-fat source of protein, and this recipe makes chicken as delicious as it is healthful. It goes well with steamed vegetables, salads, or brown rice.


  • In a large nonreactive bowl, stir together the lemon juice, water, and oregano. Add the chicken breast, turn to coat, cover and refrigerate for up to 6 hours.
  • Light the grill or preheat the broiler.
  • Lift the chicken from the marinade and let the marinade drip off the meat. Lay the chicken breast on the grill or in a broiling pan and cook for 5 to 7 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
  • Serve each chicken breast with 2 slices of lemon.

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