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Grilled Chicken Francese-Style


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  • 1 1/2 pounds thinly sliced chicken cutlets
  • 1 1/2 tsp. lemon pepper
  • 1/2 pkg (18 oz) prepared polenta, cut into 1/2-inch thick slices
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 tbsp. chopped shallot
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. capers
  • 2 tbsp. chopped parsley
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter


Servings 4
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 31mins


Step 1

Heat a lightly greased grill pan over medium-high heat. Season the chicken with the lemon pepper. Grill 3 minutes per side or until internal temperature registers 160 on an instant-read thermometer. Remove and keep warm. Grill polenta slices 1 to 2 mins. per side until grill marks form. Set aside.

In a medium-size saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add shallot and cook 3 mins., stirring occasionally. Add wine and simmer 1 min. Stir together flour and broth and add to saucepan; simmer 2 mins., until thickened. Stir in lemon juice, capers, parsley, salt and pepper. Whisk in butter.

Serve chicken with the sauce and the grilled polenta. Accompany with roasted carrots, if desired.

356 cal., 13 g. fat (5 g. sat); 37 g. protein, 16 g. carbohydrate; 1 g. fiber; 745 mg. sodium; 109 mg cholesterol.

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