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Lemon Chicken

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Lemon Chicken

Lemon Chicken - Chicken at its finest—gently cooked in spicy broth

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Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
1 hr
Preparation
Calories:
403
calories
Calories

Nutritional values

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie403 kcal(19 %)
Protein56 g(57 %)
Fat7 g(6 %)
Carbohydrates26 g(17 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage9.5 g(32 %)
Vitamin A0.6 mg(75 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E2.9 mg(24 %)
Vitamin B₁0.4 mg(40 %)
Vitamin B₂0.4 mg(36 %)
Niacin35.8 mg(298 %)
Vitamin B₆1.6 mg(114 %)
Folate84 μg(28 %)
Pantothenic acid2.6 mg(43 %)
Biotin11 μg(24 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.8 μg(27 %)
Vitamin C91 mg(96 %)
Potassium1.6 mg(0 %)
Calcium209 mg(21 %)
Magnesium144 mg(48 %)
Iron4.3 mg(29 %)
Iodine12.4 μg(6 %)
Zinc2.7 mg(34 %)
Saturated fatty acids1 g
Uric acid529 mg
Cholesterol132 mg
Development of this recipe:

Ingredients

for
2
Ingredients
2
Chicken breasts (each about 200 grams)
1
1 bunch
Soup vegetables (carrot, leek, parsnip) (such as carrot, leek, parsnip or other aromatic vegetables such as celery or onion)
½
small Lemon
1 tablespoon
2
1
2
2
2
1
Kohlrabi (approximately 350 grams)
3
waxy Potatoes (about 200 grams)
4 ounces
Peas (frozen)
Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Small knife, 1 Peeler, 1 Large knife, 1 Cutting board, 1 Measuring cups, 1 fine Sieve, 1 Plate, 1 Paper towel, 1 Pot (with lid), 1 Slotted spoon, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Pot

Preparation steps

1.
Lemon Chicken preparation step 1

Rinse chicken breasts and pat dry with paper towels.

2.
Lemon Chicken preparation step 2

Halve an unpeeled onion.

3.
Lemon Chicken preparation step 3

From soup vegetables, peel carrots and parsley root. Trim leeks and celery. Chop 1 carrot, half of the parsley root, half of the celery and the greens of the leeks. Pluck some of the celery leaves, rinse and set aside.

4.
Lemon Chicken preparation step 4

Rinse the lemon in hot water, then cut into slices.

5.
Lemon Chicken preparation step 5

In a pot coated with oil, sear the onion halves over high heat, remove from pan. In the same pot coated with oil, cook the chicken breasts over medium heat. Turn as needed for even cooking.

6.
Lemon Chicken preparation step 6

Add the onion halves, chopped soup vegetables and celery leaves to pot. Pour in about 500 ml (approximately 2 cups) of water and bring to a quick boil. Add salt, peppercorns, bay leaf, lime leaves, cloves, allspice berries and lemon slices. Simmer for about 20 minutes with the lid ajar.

7.
Lemon Chicken preparation step 7

Meanwhile, roughly chop the rest of the soup vegetables. Scrub and peel potatoes and kohlrabi and cut into uniform pieces.

8.
Lemon Chicken preparation step 8

Remove chicken from the pot and set aside.

9.
Lemon Chicken preparation step 9

Pour cooking liquid through a fine sieve into another pot. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

10.
Lemon Chicken preparation step 10

Over medium heat, bring potatoes and remaining soup vegetables to a simmer. Cook for about 15 minutes.

11.
Lemon Chicken preparation step 11

Add peas and chicken and simmer for another 5 minutes.

12.
Lemon Chicken preparation step 12

Using a slotted spoon, transfer vegetables from the pot onto plates.  Top each plate with a little broth. Arrange chicken over the vegetable broth. Sprinkle with reserved chopped celery leaves and serve.