Quick & Zesty Italian Chicken Feast

By Diane Lofshult

This tasty but simple meal can be churned out in less than 30 minutes. Top it over a serving of whole-wheat pasta for a complete dinner that’s ready in no time!



Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, combine flour, Italian seasoning and pepper. Dry chicken breasts using paper towel, dredge them in flour mixture, then pat off excess flour.
Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium-high heat; add chicken breasts and cook 3 minutes on each side until golden brown. Remove breasts from skillet and place in ovenproof dish. Bake 10–12 minutes.

Within 5 minutes of chicken being done, reheat skillet over medium heat, add garlic and sauté 1 minute. Add broth and simmer until reduced by half. Add lemon zest, juice and dressing; cook an additional minute. Add parsley and remove from heat.

Remove chicken breasts from oven. Spoon sauce over each breast and serve. Makes four servings (one breast, 2 tbs sauce per person).

258 calories; 9 grams (g) fat; 36 g protein; 7 g carbs; 1 g fiber; 94 milligrams (mg) cholesterol; 203 mg sodium.