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5 Cooking Tips and Tricks Using Lemon Juice

Tender Chicken Recipe

Vegetarians should stop reading here. Chicken is the most commonly consumed animal protein throughout the world. One serving provides high levels of vitamin B and protein while staying well below 250 calories. Chicken breasts are the leanest cut of the meat and are a great substitute for red meat for people trying to reduce their fat intake.

Chicken may be one of the easiest meats to prepare and cook, but don't get too cocky because it can just as easily turn out dry and bland. Before you cook chicken, rub a wedge of lemon over it. The result will be a juicier, tenderer dish.

Adapted from "Lemon Juice: Lighten Your Hair and Solve Household Problems," © 2009 Publications International, Ltd.