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Low Fat Lemon-Herb Sauce

Contributed by: Chris, WebAdmin. of

(See also Adding Lemon To Vegetables Makes Magic)


  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup fat free chicken broth
  • Grated peel and juice of 1/2 Sunkist lemon
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped chives, or 1 teaspoon finely chopped favorite fresh herb*


Measure cornstarch into a 4-cup glass measure. Pour in a small amount of chicken broth and stir until cornstarch is completely dissolved. Stir in remaining chicken broth. Cover tightly with microwave wrap. Microwave at HIGH (100 percent) for 1 minute. Remove from oven, uncover and scrape sides and bottom of dish well. Using a whisk, whisk well to dissolve lumps. Stir in grated lemon peel and juice. Recover with wrap, return to oven and microwave for 1 minute. Prick wrap to release steam. Remove from oven and uncover. Serve hot. Makes about 1/2 cup. 1 tablespoon sauce has four calories and no fat.

*Substitute 1/4 to 1/3 teaspoon dried herb, crushed.

Additional cooking time may be needed for lower than 650-watt microwave ovens.

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