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Recipe of the Month – April

April 20th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Easy Lemon Olive Chicken For Your Indoor Grill

img1159.jpgQ–Dear Recipe Doctor, I am the recipient of one of those George Foreman indoor grills and wondered if you had an easy recipe for chicken that would work with one of these.

A—This reader request inspired me to create a Mediterranean-style recipe for chicken using the indoor grill. You’ve got to like green olives though since that’s the base of the grilling sauce. What makes it easy is that you are preparing your lemon olive grilling sauce in the time it takes your grill to preheat. Simply put the grilling sauce ingredients into your small food processor or chopper and process (or chop) for about 10 seconds.

This is a nice light recipe since we are using skinless chicken breasts and the grilling sauce is made with a tablespoon of olive oil plus some lemon juice, green olives and spices.

Easy Lemon Olive Chicken

Makes 4 servings

1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 cup green olives stuffed with pimento or garlic, halved and firmly packed
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt (adding more is optional)
1 teaspoon dried oregano
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1. Start preheating your indoor grill on medium-high if it has a temperature control, otherwise just start preheating it.
2. Meanwhile, in small food processor bowl (or in a flat bottom bowl using a hand chopper) combine olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, green olives, black pepper, salt, and oregano by pulsing for about 10 seconds.
3. When grill is ready, place chicken breasts on the bottom grill and spread the lemon olive sauce evenly over the tops of the chicken. Lower the top of the grill and cook for about 8 minutes (check and make sure the chicken is cooked throughout).
4. Serve over steamed brown rice or other whole grain or use as the featured meat in an entrée salad or sandwich.

Per chicken breast: 230 calories, 35 g protein, 2 g carbohydrate, 9 g fat, 1.6 g saturated fat, 4.9 g monounsaturated fat, 2.2 g polyunsaturated fat, 96 mg cholesterol, .5 g fiber, 469 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 35 percent. Omega-3 fatty acids = .1 gram, Omega-6 fatty acids = 1.1 grams. Weight Watchers POINTS = 5

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  • 1 Jacquelyn Hong // May 2, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    Dear Recipe Doctor,

    I finally found a fat free salad dressing that I love and would like to be able to make it at home. It is the Kozlowski Farms Honey Mustard Fat Free Dressing.
    I’ve tried to make it on my own but am not able to get it to the consistency where it sticks to my greens. I tried cornstarch and agar but it doesn’t taste the same or is
    in the wrong proportions. I would appreciate emmensely any help you can give me on this.
    Jacquelyn Hong