Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Moroccan Lemon Chicken

Moroccan Lemon Chicken from the South Beach Diet

Moroccan Lemon Chicken

I have been trying out a few new recipes lately from the South Beach Diet Super Charged cook book. 
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!


  1. I'm going to try this, sounds and looks really good.

  2. This looks so yummy! And the presentation looks so enviting, even without a serving of carbs.


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