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Lemon Braised Chicken Tenders and Cauliflower

Makes: 4 servings
Prep 20 mins Cook 10 mins Bake 375°F 10 mins
Lemon-Braised Chicken Tenders and Cauliflower
Ingredients
  • 2  tablespoons  olive oil
  • 1  pound  frozen chicken breast tenderloins* (about 8 to 10 pieces)
  • 1  small onion, chopped
  • 1/2   cauliflower, cut into florets (about 2 cups)
  • 5  cloves  garlic, slivered
  • 1  teaspoon  snipped fresh thyme
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon  cracked black pepper
  • 1/4  cup  lemon juice
  • 3/4  cup  reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1  teaspoon  finely shredded lemon peel
  • 2  cups  packaged fresh baby spinach
  • 1/4  cup  bias-sliced green onion
  • 1/3  cup  pimiento-stuffed green olives, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4  cup  pitted dates, coarsely chpped
  • 1/4  cup  pistachio nuts, coarsely chopped
  •   cooked brown rice (optional)
  •  finely shredded lemon peel (optional)
Directions

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add frozen chicken tenders. Cook 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Transfer to plate.

2. To the same Dutch oven add onion and cauliflower. Cook 2 minutes until lightly browned. Add garlic, thyme, salt, and pepper; cook 30 seconds more. Add lemon juice. Stir, scraping up brown bit in bottom of pan. Add chicken broth and lemon peel. Bring to boiling; cover and transfer to oven.

3. Bake 10 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink (170 degrees F). Add spinach and green onion; cover and let stand 2 minutes to slightly wilt spinach.

4. In a small bowl combine olives, dates, and pistachios. Spoon chicken mixture over cooked rice, if desired. Top with olive mixture and additional lemon peel, if desired.

From the Test KitchenFresh or Thawed Chicken
  • Brown chicken but don't return to the Dutch oven in step 2. Proceed as above, baking 10 to 12 minutes. Return chicken to the Dutch oven when you add the spinach and green onion.
Nutrition Facts (Lemon-Braised Chicken Tenders and Cauliflower)
  • Servings Per Recipe 4,
  • cal. (kcal) 321,
  • Fat, total (g) 15,
  • chol. (mg) 73,
  • sat. fat (g) 2,
  • carb. (g) 19,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 9,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 4,
  • sugar (g) 10,
  • pro. (g) 29,
  • vit. A (IU) 2052,
  • vit. C (mg) 46,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 13,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1,
  • Folate (g) 105,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 585,
  • Potassium (mg) 845,
  • calcium (mg) 84,
  • iron (mg) 2,
  • Mark as Free Exchange () 0,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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