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Grilled lemon chicken with spring pea sauté

Points® value
Total Time
20 min
10 min
10 min
Lemon-and-mustard flavoured chicken paired with sautéed peas makes a fabulous one-dish dinner that can be prepared in just 20 minutes. Lemon zest is a great way to infuse some flavour to chicken and other dishes. Lemon zest is made up of the outermost peel of the lemon which is one of the most flavourful. Use a box grater or vegetable peeler to zest the lemon. If your grocery store stocks pea shoots, try them as a garnish for this dish. Their crunch and earthy flavour will be a treat with the sharp flavours of lemon and mustard.



½ wedge(s), small

Dijon mustard

¾ tsp(s), or horseradish mustard


1 large clove(s), minced

Uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast(s)

5 oz

Olive oil

½ tsp(s)

Snow peas

¼ pound(s), fresh, trimmed

Frozen green peas

cup(s), thawed

Table salt


Black pepper



2 tsp(s), snipped, fresh

Cooking spray

1 spray(s)


  1. Grate zest from lemon. Stir together lemon zest, mustard, and garlic in small shallow dish. Add chicken and turn to coat. Spray ridged cast-iron grill pan with nonstick spray and set over medium heat. Add chicken and lemon, cut side down. Cook, turning once, until chicken is cooked through and lemon is well charred, about 8 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add snow peas, green peas, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring often, until snow peas are crisp-tender, about 2 minutes.
  3. Cut lemon in wedges. Transfer pea mixture to plate and top with chicken. Sprinkle chicken with chives and serve with lemon.
  4. Serving size: 1 chicken breast, 1 2/3 cups peas, and 1/2 lemon.