Paleo Chicken Scaloppini w/Sauteed Arugula

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This is a quick, fairly easy recipe you can make with ingredients most people have in their homes already. The chicken and arugula together took me a little under an hour to make. The meal together is 240 calories, 14 g fat, 6 g carbs, and 25 g protein. Add a sweet potato or some roasted veggies (pictured above) to round out the meal.

Chicken Scaloppini

Ingredients

2 chicken breasts, cut into halves

1/3 cup almond flour

1/4 tsp saltphoto 1

1/4 tsp pepper

1/2 tsp basil

1/2 tsp oregano

1 egg

1 TB water

2 tsp olive oil

1/2 cup chicken broth

1 TB lemon juice

Place chicken breast halves between 2 sheets of wax paper or cling wrap and pound to 1/4 inch thickness. Combine almond flour, salt and pepper, and herbs and mix well. In a separate, shallow bowl whisk egg and water together. In a large skillet heat 2 tsp oil over medium heat. Dip chicken breast in egg mixture, then almond meal mixture, and place in pan. Cook about 3 minutes on each side or until chicken is lightly browned and cooked through.

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Remove and place on a plate. Add broth and lemon juice to the pan. Heat about 3 minutes on low heat. Pour over chicken.

Nutrition (makes 4 servings): 172 calories, 9 g fat, 2 g carbs, 22 g protein per serving

Arugula

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1 clove garlic

4 cups of arugula, tightly packed

1 tsp olive oil

1 tsp lemon juice

Salt to taste

Heat oil in skillet over medium heat. Saute garlic 1-2 minutes. Add arugula and cook until wilted down, turning regularly. Add salt and lemon juice.

Nutrition (makes 1 serving): 68 calories, 6 g fat, 4 g carb, 2 g protein. To cut down on the fat, use half the olive oil.

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