Grilled Chicken with Balsamic and Lemon is another one of my mothers recipes. I am not sure where she got it from, but I didn’t need to change a thing!
She made it very healthy and pretty much…… non-Italian. Marinated chicken cutlets with simple ingredients like balsamic vinegar and lemon juice, then grilled to perfection, makes this a delicious, low-calorie protein dish. That easy!
So, I am very proud of my mother when she breaks out of her Italian cooking mode and becomes such an adventurer!.. .See what you get when you try different things! I tell her that all the time. LOL…..
Eating healthier is what we try to do! It’s a fact that Chicken is much more healthier than red meat. If you compare broiled “skinless” chicken breast to a broiled sirloin steak, with the fat trimmed; weight and measurements being the same, steak has a little less protein, and about 1/3 the calories more. And, here is the whopper; it has FOUR times as much fat than chicken and half of it is saturated. So when making a meat choice…Choose the healthier one!
Here’s a Tip: Try marinating the chicken in freezer bags the night before. This way, you can pull out the amount you need in the morning. Leave in the bag to defrost in a bowl till you come home. Its that easy!
Low- Calorie Grilled Chicken with Balsamic and Lemon
1 lb. of Chicken Cutlets ( about 4-5 slices)- thin sliced
1/4 cup of Balsamic Vinegar
1/3 cup of Lemon Juice (I use Real Lemons from Concentrate) works just as well as fresh lemons.
1/4 tsp of Salt.
1/4 Tsp of Black Pepper
1/2 Tsp of Garlic Powder
Cooking Spray ( I use Pam)
Marinate the Chicken in a Zip block bag with all of the above ingredients (except the Pam cooking spray) You only need about 10 minutes to marinate. Then, follow grilling directions below.
Spray Hot grilling pan with cooking spray if cooking inside. Or, just throw it on a barbecue.
Grill both sides of chicken until cooked, around 2-5 minutes per side.
Photographed with a healthy side dish of STEAMED EDAMAMME with Sea Salt.