When you're in a pinch and need to make a meal quickly, turn to this simple recipe. It's a delicious and healthy chicken dish that's cooked in the microwave. The seasoned chicken is coated with a light parsley white wine sauce. After being zapped, it's surprisingly moist and tender.

When served on top of a bed of greens it makes the perfect light Summer meal. For the recipe, read more.

Chicken with Lemon and Wine over Arugula

Chicken with Lemon and Wine over Arugula

Chicken with Lemon and Wine over Arugula


1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1/4 cup white wine
3 strips lemon zest (each about 1 by 3 inches), thinly sliced crosswise, plus 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 tablespoon butter
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (6 to 8 ounces each)
Coarse salt and ground pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 bunches arugula (about 3/4 pound total), stems removed
8 to 12 radishes, trimmed, cut into wedges


  1. In a 3-quart microwave-safe dish with a lid, combine parsley, wine, zest, and butter.
  2. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper; add to parsley mixture, and toss.
  3. Cover and microwave on high for 8 to 10 minutes, until chicken is opaque throughout, turning over once halfway through.
  4. Lift chicken from dish; thinly slice lengthwise. Discard pan juices.
  5. In a large bowl, whisk together lemon juice and oil; season with salt and pepper. Add arugula and radishes, and toss to combine.
  6. Divide salad among four plates; top with chicken. Serve immediately.

Serves 4.