The Realtor's Low Fat, Low Carb Lemon Garlic Chicken

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins

It's challenging trying to eat right, especially when there are so many wonderful recipes on this site to try! This one is delicious but still lite. It's low in pretty much everything so it fits into several eating plans including those for diabetics.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat grill.
  2. Zest the whole lemon (yellow part only) and add to a large mixing bowl. Squeeze lemon and mix in about 3 tablespoons of lemon juice, oil, salt, pepper, garlic and sugar. Lay chicken in marinade. Let rest for 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, for sauce, puree parsley, oil, shallot, garlic, vinegar, salt, pepper, and lemon juice in a blender or food processor until there are no lumps. Reserve.
  4. Take chicken out of marinade and arrange on hot grill. Cook 4 minutes, turn chicken and cook another 3 to 5 minutes, chicken should be fully cooked through to the center. Arrange chicken on a serving platter, spoon sauce over or serve on the side. Garnish with lemon slices if desired.


Most Helpful

The chicken tenders are so good. In fact, we prefer them without the sauce. I had to add more olive oil to be able to puree the sauce. We had leftovers and used it tonight in a ceasar salad. Very yummy. Thanks Realtor :) Made for PRMR tag game

Boomette June 18, 2012

Very good marinade, DH also really liked the sauce. The sauce required a lot of effort to puree with all that fresh parsley and little liquid. I will try to figure out how much liquid to add to help my Vitamix process this better. I used a grill pan on the stove. I might try this as a stir-fry in my wok and forgo the blender. Made for I Recommend Tag.

KateL June 23, 2011

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