meyer lemon chicken & roasted acorn squash

9 Jan

again with the lemons 😉  this time i incorporated them into dinner!    the chicken was pretty good — definitely needed more sauce though!   and the acorn squash didn’t get cooked long enough but was still good i thought!    i served with haricot verts sauteed with garlic in butter.


meyer lemon chicken

adapted from weight watchers magazine

1lb chicken tenders

1 shallot minced

1/4 C flour

1/4 t kosher salt

1/4 t pepper

1 C chicken broth

1 T olive oil

2 meyer lemons – 1 peeled and sectioned, 1 zested and juiced

1 t cornstarch


  1. in a shallow bowl – mix flour, salt & pepper
  2. toss chicken to coat in flour mixture
  3. heat oil in non-stick skillet
  4. cook chicken on both sides until done – remove to plate
  5. add shallots to skillet and cook until soft (1-2 min)
  6. add chicken broth – boil and reduce to 2/3 C
  7. in small bowl – mix lemon zest, lemon juice, and cornstarch until dissolved
  8. stir in lemon juice mixture to skillet
  9. and chicken and lemon sections
  10. heat through about 2-3 min



Roasted Acorn Squash with Brown Sugar
adapted from


  • 1 acorn squash, cut in half, seeds and fibers removed
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar (to taste)
  • dash of ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350°. Rub 1/2 tbsp light butter on each side. Top with brown sugar and cinnamon. Place in a baking dish and add 1/4 cup water to the bottom of the pan.Cover and bake 50 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 10 minutes. Removefrom oven and allow to cool before serving.


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