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Chicken Paillard

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 782kcal


  • 2 chicken breasts cut in half width wise
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper freshly ground if possible
  • 1 tsp oregano


  • Place chicken breasts on a cutting board and slice them in half on the longest dimension.
  • Cover them with a piece of plastic wrap and pound them to 1/2" thickness. You can use a rubber mallet or a small but heavy frying pan or pot. Remove plastic wrap.
  • Place chicken halves on a large plate and pour oilve oil and lemon juice on top of them. Rub olive oil and lemon juice on both sides.
  • Season each breast half with salt, pepper, oregano, and lemon zest.
  • Heat a grill pan or regular skillet on medium high. Cook each breast half until cooked through, about 3 minutes. Remove and place over a fresh bed of lettuce, rice or alongside your favorite vegetable.


Serving: 0.5chicken breast | Calories: 782kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 97g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 289mg | Sodium: 2852mg | Potassium: 1672mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 136IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 3mg