Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: Lemon Herb Chicken

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This recipe, adapted from Simply Scratch, was blessedly easy to make.  It was perfect for today, since I was fructosed yesterday by a burger while at an antique fair, and I’ve been feeling quite sluggish and foggy headed all day.  I suppose I should have asked the teenage girl taking my order about the ingredients, but I didn’t have a lot of other meal options if I didn’t like what I heard.

Anyway.  I changed a few things to suit my needs/laziness, and as you can see, it turned out amazing!


  • 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1/4 cup of water (use chicken broth if you can tolerate it)
  • 2 teaspoons of parsley
  • 1 teaspoon of thyme
  • 1/4 lemon


Trim the fat off your chicken breast and butterfly it (here’s a video on how to do that).  (The one I had came with the rib meat still on, so I cut it off and cooked it with the rest.)

Place a skillet over medium-high heat and add the butter.Lemon Herb Chicken3__No Sugarless Gum

Move the butter around to coat the pan and when it has just started to turn brown, add the chicken and cook for 3 minutes on each side.

Remove the chicken and set on a plate.

Remove pan from heat and add the water (or chicken broth) and herbs into the pan and squeeze the lemon juice over it.

Use a wooden spoon to scrape up the brown bits then return the pan to the heat.

Bring to a simmer, stirring, and return the chicken to the pan.  Cook for 4 minutes on each side.

Place chicken on a plate and pour the mixture from the pan over the chicken.

Elimination Diet safe: Yes!  (As long as you don’t use the herbs, and use water instead of chicken broth)

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2 thoughts on “Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: Lemon Herb Chicken

  1. Looks delish. I was planning on doing a lemon/rosemary chicken dish soon… I’ve been seeing recipes everywhere and they’re giving me cravings! So I will jump on the bandwagon. Lemon and chicken is such a great combo… but I’m still annoyed that honey chicken is out 😛

    Hope you feel better soon!

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