California Chicken

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by texasjj

No more ho-hum chicken. This recipe is light and healthy. Using canned jalapeno instead of fresh will give it a bigger "kick". I serve with rice and a salad for an easy, light meal.

Top Review by xtine

We really enjoyed this! The lemon peel adds a great flavor and really brightens up the dish. Next time I might try using olive oil instead of butter to try to work some "good fat" in. This is a nice change from the usual weekday chicken dishes, and I will be making it again. Made for PAC Fall '08

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut chicken into 1/2" strips Peel yellow layer off rind of lemon and chop finely Roll lemon w/ palm of hand and cut in half crosswise Remove pulp and seeds from jalapeno peppers and chop finely Place chicken, lemond rind, juice from lemon, jalapeno peppers, olive oil, salt, pepper and scallions in a bowl Marinate chicken in refrigerator for at least 2 hours Melt 4 tablespoons butter in a skillet over medium heat Increase heat to medium high and add marinated chicken When chicken is done (about 5 minutes), remove to a warm platter Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in the same skillet Add almonds to melted butter and saute until golden brown Add white wine to loosen the particles on bottom of pan, heat throughly Pour wine sauce over chicken and garnish with avocado.

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