A simple sauce made from fresh herbs transforms simple grilled chicken into a weeknight masterpiece.Chicken breast is a great source of lean protein. Contrary to popular belief, chicken has the same amount of dietary cholesterol as other meats, but it is lower in saturated fat.

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Credit: Leigh Beisch

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prep:
20 mins
cook:
7 mins
total:
27 mins
Yield:
Makes 6 servings (serving size: 2 tenders and 1 tablespoon sauce)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat grill.

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  • For marinade, zest the entire lemon (yellow part only, about 1 tablespoon), and place zest in a large mixing bowl. Add juice (3 tablespoons) of the lemon to bowl (don't worry if seeds are also added). Add 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and sugar; stir to combine. Add chicken tenders; stir to coat with marinade. Set aside to marinate for 15 minutes.

  • While the chicken marinates, make the sauce: Combine all sauce ingredients in a blender. Cover and blend on medium speed until smooth, about 20-30 seconds. Set sauce aside.

  • Using tongs, place marinated chicken on the grill; discard marinade. Cook about 4 minutes; flip the tenders and cook an additional 3-5 minutes or until cooked through. Divide tenders among 6 plates (about 2 tenders each), and drizzle each portion with 1 tablespoon sauce. Garnish with lemon slices. Store leftover sauce, covered, in refrigerator up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts

176 calories; fat 8g; saturated fat 1g; mono fat 5g; poly fat 1g; protein 23g; carbohydrates 2g; cholesterol 63mg; iron 1mg; sodium 176mg; calcium 21mg.
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