–4 chicken tenderloins or breast strips
–plain breadcrumbs (boxed)
–2 lemons (fresh)
–lemon zest (lemon peel, bottled)
–parsley (fresh if possible)
–chicken broth (non-fat, low sodium)
–salt and pepper
–asparagus (fresh, one-half bundle)
1 – Place the chicken in a plastic bag. Season with salt, pepper, and olive oil. Pour in a small amount of breadcrumbs. Shake well. Place the breaded chicken in a covered baking dish with a little chicken broth and lemon juice. Season with lemon zest. Place lemon slices atop the chicken. Sprinkle with parsley. Add a little more olive oil, if desired. Set aside.
2 – Rinse and place one-half bundle of asparagus in a covered baking dish with a little water. Season with salt, pepper, lemon zest, and olive oil. Microwave on high for 4 minutes.
3 – Microwave the chicken for 5 and one-half minutes on high.
4 – Serve the lemon chicken hot, with the asparagus as a side.
–lemon chicken adapted from “my recipes” web site; asparagus original.