Lemon Chicken with Broccoli

Lemon chicken with broccoli

Points® value
Total Time
30 min
15 min
15 min
Here's a super weeknight dinner the whole family will love—and it’s ready in just 30 minutes. Thinly slicing the chicken will ensure it cooks quickly and evenly. Covering the pan when the broccoli cooks helps build up steam, bathing the florets in heat and cooking the tops that aren’t in contact with the hot pan. You’ll need 1 small to medium head of broccoli to produce enough florets and 1 lemon to yield enough zest and juice for this entrée. Round out the meal with a side of angel hair pasta, rice, or couscous to soak up the sauce.


All-purpose flour

2 Tbsp

Table salt

½ tsp, divided

Black pepper

¼ tsp, freshly ground

Uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast

12 oz, thinly sliced

Olive oil

2 tsp

Fat-free reduced sodium chicken broth

1½ cup(s), divided

Jarred minced garlic

2 tsp


2½ cup(s), chopped, small florets

Lemon zest

2 tsp, or more to taste*

Fresh parsley

2 Tbsp, chopped

Fresh lemon juice

1 Tbsp


  1. On a plate, combine 1 1/2 Tbsp flour, 1/4 tsp salt, and pepper; add chicken and turn to coat.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook, turning, until lightly browned and cooked through, about 5 minutes; transfer the chicken to a plate.
  3. Put 1 cup of broth and the garlic in same skillet; bring the mixture to a boil over high heat, scrapping up browned bits from bottom of pan with a wooden spoon. Add the broccoli; cover and cook for 1 minute.
  4. In a small cup, stir remaining 1/2 cup broth, 1/2 Tbsp flour, and 1/4 tsp salt; add this mixture to the skillet and bring it to a simmer over low heat.
  5. Cover and cook until the broccoli is crisp-tender and the sauce is slightly thickened, about 1 1/2 minutes. Stir in the chicken and the lemon zest; heat through.
  6. Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the parsley and lemon juice; toss to coat.
  7. Serving size: 1 cup


The salt is optional in order to meet the American Diabetes Association’s nutritional guidelines.