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Buttery Lemon Chicken Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Dana Lesniewski

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 units scallions
1 lemon
2 zucchini
2 Tbs. Tuscan heat spice (spice mix recipe below)
1˝ lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breast
5 oz. Israeli couscous
˝ c. panko breadcrumbs
˝ c. shredded parmesan cheese
8 oz. chicken stock concentrate
4 Tbs. sour cream
2 tsp. olive oil
1 Tbs. cooking oil
4 Tbs. butter

Directions:
Directions:
1. Adjust rack to top position and preheat oven to 450 degrees. Wash and dry all produce. Trim and slice zucchini crosswise into ˝-inch-thick rounds. Trim and thinly slice scallions, separating whites from greens. Zest and halve lemon.
2. Toss zucchini on a baking sheet with a large drizzle of olive oil, half the Tuscan Heat Spice (you’ll use the rest in the next step), salt, and pepper. Roast on top rack until golden brown and tender, 14-16 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, pat chicken dry with paper towels; season with remaining Tuscan Heat Spice, salt, and pepper. Heat a large drizzle of oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook until browned and cooked through, 3-5 minutes per side. Turn off heat; transfer chicken to a plate. Wipe out pan.
4. While chicken cooks, heat a drizzle of oil in a small pot over medium-high heat. Add scallion whites; cook until softened, 1 minute. Add couscous; stir until toasted, 30 seconds. Stir in 1˝ c. water, half the stock concentrates (you’ll use the rest in the next step), and a pinch of salt. Cover and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Cook until couscous is tender, 6-8 minutes. Keep covered off heat until ready to serve.
5. Once zucchini is tender, remove sheet from oven. Heat broiler to high. Sprinkle zucchini with panko and Parmesan. Broil until browned and crispy, 2-5 minutes. Watch carefully to avoid burning. Heat pan used for chicken over medium-high heat. Add remaining stock concentrates, 1⁄3 c. water, and a squeeze of lemon juice to taste. Simmer until slightly reduced, 2-3 minutes. Stir in sour cream and 2 Tbs. butter. Season with salt and pepper. Turn off heat.
6. Add 2 Tbs. butter, half the lemon zest, juice from half the lemon, half the scallion greens, salt, and pepper to pot with couscous; stir to combine. TIP: If couscous seems dry, add a splash of water. Divide couscous, chicken, and zucchini between plates. Spoon sauce over chicken. Top with remaining scallion greens and lemon zest and serve.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
50 mins
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Tuscan Heat Spice blend:
4 parts dried basil, 2 parts dried rosemary, 2 parts dried oregano, 2 parts garlic powder, 1 part cayenne pepper, 1 part ground fennel.

 

 

 

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