Active time: 20 minutes Total time: 30 minutes
This light and lemony one-pan chicken dinner features convenient frozen artichoke hearts. (Pro tip: Don’t substitute jarred marinated artichokes, they are usually packed in flavored oil that overwhelms the delicate dish.)
Eating lemon slices may seem unusual, but when sliced thinly they nearly melt and add a piquant counterpoint to the velvety sauce. Large, bright green Castelvetrano olives add a fruity punch and are less salty than pimento-stuffed olives, look for them in grocery store olive bars or in jars.
Lemon Chicken and Artichoke Skillet
- 4 small boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour or sweet rice flour
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 1/2 cup (50g) sliced shallots
- 1 1/4 cups (296ml) low-sodium chicken broth
- 8 very thin lemon slices
- 1 (10-ounce/284g) bag frozen artichoke hearts, defrosted
- 12 Castelvetrano olives, pitted
- 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
Place a chicken breast between two pieces of plastic wrap and pound with a meat mallet or small sauté pan to an even 1/2-inch thickness. Repeat with the remaining chicken. Season the chicken all over with salt and pepper. Dredge the chicken breasts in the flour, shaking to remove the excess.
In a large non-stick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, add the chicken and cook until golden brown, 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
Return the pan to medium heat and add the remaining tablespoon of oil. Add the shallots and artichoke hearts and sauté until the shallots are tender, 3 minutes. Return the chicken to the pan along with the broth, olives and lemon slices. Reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered, flipping the chicken breast once, until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce has thickened, 8 minutes. Sprinkle with the chives and serve.
Serves: 4 | Serving Size: 1 chicken breast, 1/4 of the vegetables/sauce
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 371; Total Fat: 15g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 6g; Cholesterol: 124mg; Sodium: 511mg; Carbohydrate: 14g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 2g; Protein: 42g