This is an excellent summer recipe and perfect for those of you following a low carb diet. We recommend that members of our weight loss centers load up on lean protein sources like chicken, which helps you build lean muscle mass so that you burn more calories on a daily basis. It’s also considered a complete protein, which means that it contains all of the nine essential amino acids our bodies need to function optimally. With its high protein content and low calorie count, chicken is ideal for dieters because it’s filling and promotes healthy digestion.
Chicken is rich in important minerals such as calcium and phosphorus, which helps keep our teeth and bones strong and healthy. It contains nutrients that can help reduce stress: vitamin B5 and the amino acid tryptophan, which boosts serotonin levels, and is also a good source of zinc, selenium, magnesium and vitamin K. In addition, studies show that the nutrients in chicken suppress homocysteine in the body, which may help prevent heart disease.
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4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
Kosher sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. Pound and halve the chicken breasts. Pat both sides dry and then squeeze lemons onto each breast. Season to your liking with Kosher sea salt, freshly ground black pepper, lemon pepper and garlic powder. Place the chicken in a non-stick or lightly greased baking dish and bake for 15 minutes. Turn each of the breasts over and season again. Bake for another 15 minutes. Take out of oven and let cool for two minutes and then squeeze another lemon over the top of the chicken.
Makes four servings.