Chicken Strips with Grits and Green Onions

Chicken on Grits
Chicken on Grits. Jason Loucas/Cafe Bistro Lunch/Getty Images
  • 40 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings

This uncomplicated recipe is made with strips of chicken breasts, sauteed and served with green onions, garlic, and hot cooked grits. Add sliced fresh tomatoes or a salad to this easy meal.

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What You'll Need

  • 1 pound chicken breast halves (boneless, skinless)
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 bunch green onions (sliced, 6 to 8 green onions with tops)
  • 1 large clove garlic (crushed and minced)
  • 4 cups grits (hot cooked)

How to Make It

  1. Cut the chicken into 2-inch strips. Combine the flour with salt and pepper and dust the chicken strips lightly with the flour mixture.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add the chicken and brown lightly on all sides, about 7 to 8 minutes. Remove the chicken and set aside.
  3. Add the green onions to the skillet. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Return the chicken to the pan and add the garlic. Cook, stirring, until hot.
  1. Arrange grits in plates for serving. Spoon the chicken mixture over the grits and serve hot with a green vegetable or salad.

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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 649
Total Fat 26 g
Saturated Fat 6 g
Unsaturated Fat 13 g
Cholesterol 95 mg
Sodium 456 mg
Carbohydrates 64 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Protein 38 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)