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,


Chicken with Lemon and Wine over Arugula

Chicken with Lemon and Wine over Arugula


  1. 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  2. 1/4 cup white wine
  3. 3 strips lemon zest (each about 1 by 3 inches), thinly sliced crosswise, plus 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  4. 1/2 tablespoon butter
  5. 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (6 to 8 ounces each)
  6. Coarse salt and ground pepper
  7. 3 tablespoons olive oil
  8. 3 bunches arugula (about 3/4 pound total), stems removed
  9. 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.

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