Lemon Chicken and Cinnamon Glazed Root Vegetables

Updated:Apr 16,2014

Lemon Chicken and Cinnamon Glazed Root Vegetables

Lemon Chicken and Cinnamon Glazed Root Vegetables



4 servings

About $3.12 per serving

Lemon Chicken
Cooking spray
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, visible fat removed
1 lemon
¼ teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon dried parsley
½ teaspoon dried oregano
  1. Pound chicken to even thinness (about 1 inch).
  2. Spray a large skillet with non-stick cooking spray, place over medium heat.
  3. Add chicken to skillet and squeeze juice of ½ the lemon over the chicken.
  4. Sprinkle pepper, parsley and oregano over the chicken.
  5. Cook for 5-10 minutes on each side
Cinnamon Glazed Root Vegetables
1 small sweet potato, cut in to 1-inch cubes (peeled or unpeeled)
½ cup baby carrots, cut in to 1-inch pieces
1 small turnip, cut in to 1-inch cubes
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon light tub margarine
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon brown sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Combine vegetables in a medium mixing bowl and toss with olive oil to coat.
  3. Spread vegetables on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.
  4. Stir vegetables and bake an additional 20 minutes until vegetables are tender (pierce easily with a fork) and are lightly browned.
  5. Return vegetables to mixing bowl and add margarine, cinnamon and brown sugar.
  6. Toss until margarine is melted and vegetables are coated with cinnamon and sugar.

Per serving:

Total Fat7.5 g
Saturated Fat1.0 g
Trans Fat0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat4.0 g
Cholesterol 73 mg
Sodium202 mg
Carbohydrates16 g
Dietary Fiber3 g
Added Sugars1 g
Protein 25 g
Potassium706 mg
Calcium39 mg

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Recipe copyright © 2014 American Heart Association. This recipe is brought to you by the American Heart Association’s Simple Cooking with Heart ® Program. For more simple, quick and affordable recipes, visit heart.org/simplecooking.


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