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Recipe: Lemon or lime glaze for chicken, fish or vegetables

Updated: 08-04-2010

Dietitian's tip: This tangy glaze adds a citrus flavor and moisture without additional fat. Serve over chicken, fish or vegetables.


Serves: 4

1 teaspoon lemon or lime juice
1 teaspoon grated lemon or lime zest
1/2 cup unsalted chicken broth
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons cornstarch


In a microwavable bowl, combine all of the ingredients. Whisk to mix evenly. Microwave on high until clear and thickened, about 1 to 2 minutes. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Analysis per serving
  • Calories: 24
  • Total carbohydrate: 5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Dietary fiber: trace
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0 g
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Saturated fat: 0 g
  • Sodium: 20 mg
  • Total fat: 0 g