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Lemon Basil Chicken

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  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion (large, finely chopped, about 1 cup)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 1/2 pounds skinless chicken breasts (boneless, cut into 3/4-inch pieces)
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 5 cups baby spinach (loosely packed, about 5 ounces)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • kosher salt
  • pepper
  • brown rice (Prepared, for serving)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium29% DV690mg
    Fat14% DV9g
    Protein78% DV40g
    Carbs6% DV18g
    Fiber12% DV3g
    Calories310Calories from Fat80
    Total Fat9g14%
    Saturated Fat2.5g13%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat80
    Total Carbohydrate18g6%
    Dietary Fiber3g12%
    Vitamin A90%
    Vitamin C40%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    This was very good, loaded with flavor.
    Alexandra N. a year ago
    Meh. Won't make again. Not much flavor.
    Fengler-Nelson a year ago
    I used quinoa instead of rice and only half of the chicken. My version was only 260 calories per serving and served 3. Lemon was the main flavor and it's basically just the raw sour flavor of it, so if you like Trout Meunière, you'd love this.
    Liotta a year ago
    pretty good, left out soy sauce but next time I'll add it.
    Tamara Fisher Bell 2 years ago
    Wasn’t sure what to expect, but it had a lot of flavor and was very light. Used zucchini instead of spinach and served over rice.
    Peter Syzonenko 2 years ago
    Delicious. Could do without the lemon slices because the juice and zest provides enough flavor.
    Julie 2 years ago
    Really enjoyed this dish. And the aroma was wonderful! I've never put so much fresh basil in anything before, and it was really nice. I'll have to do this again.
    Brittany Thompson 2 years ago
    It’s was nice and fresh
    Lisa Rowland 2 years ago
    Very yummy recipe and I love all the veggies.
    Kelly Julian 2 years ago
    Love this dish...added extra spinach
    Breana Parham 3 years ago
    We used kale instead of spinach and served over brown rice. Great flavor and quick recipe!
    Eric Spencer 3 years ago
    very enjoyable, deserves a 4,5 rating. I didnt change a thing. Rarely do you find such a healthy recipe that tastes so good. we love lemon and would even consider using a bit more zest. I did half this recipe,every ingredient, and came out perfect. As another reviewer mentioned, have everything prepped and the rice cooking before you start this dish. Dont over cook the chicken
    Kyke 3 years ago
    Pretty quick, light and flavorful. Made it with some rice for a complete meal
    Sara 3 years ago
    Love it! Super simple and quick for a beginner! I didn't have fresh basil so I used dried. I also had frozen spinach and it worked just as well.
    Kaila 3 years ago
    I made this with just one chicken breast for a little over one serving. I didn't have fresh basil so I had to use dried but it still turned out great. It's a tasty, quick and easy dinner.
    Leah Halpert 3 years ago
    Great! I will add more basil and lemon zest next time to make it pop more. I also added a lot more spinach than specified since it wilts down so small
    Amanda C. 3 years ago
    My 9 year old son helped me make this and it turned out really well! I added zucchini which he was not happy about, but he ended up actually eating and liking it because the zucchini sucked up some lemon juice!