Moroccan Lemon Chicken from the South Beach Diet
Moroccan Lemon Chicken
I wasn't too sure about this one but after the first bite I knew it was going to be a keeper! It is so easy and fast to make. But because of the South Beach Diet.....there are no carbs in this meal, just the vegies as a side. I used two boned and tenderized chicken breasts. Because they come already pounded and tenderized, they cook quickly....just 3-4 minutes on each side. The spices may seem like a strange combination at first but the flavor is amazing!
2 boned and tenderized chicken breasts
1tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp cayenne
In a small bowl, mix all the spices together plus finely grated zest from one half lemon. Squeeze 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice into the spice mixture. Then add 3 teaspoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and stir until well blended. Spread this mixture over both sides of the chicken breasts and place in a heated pan with a little olive oil. Cook 3-4 minutes on each side. Thats it!! Of course if you are not trying to cut down on carbs you can add a serving of couscous or rice. Hope you enjoy!