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Cooking with Troy: Junior Makes Lemon Chicken with Snap Peas

Troy Guard, chef/owner of TAG Restaurant Group, works with Morgridge Academy student Junior to create Lemon Chicken with Snap Peas.

Troy Guard, chef/owner of TAG Restaurant Group, has made it his mission to help chronically ill students at Morgridge Academy learn about why healthy food is important for growing bodies. Through a series of Cooking with Troy videos featuring Morgridge Academy students he shares his passion for cooking with fresh garden produce.

He also created the Eat. Drink. Donate. campaign to raise critical funds and awareness for the school. During the campaign, TAG Restaurant Group customers will have the option to add a donation to their bill, and on the first Tuesday of the month, 15 percent of all sales will be donated to the school. The Eat. Drink. Donate. campaign rotates monthly at Troy Guard’s family of restaurants.

To recognize Chef Troy’s generosity, students recently dedicated the school’s garden in his name. Learn more about the Guard Garden.

Shop to SupportEat. Drink. Donate. A Campaign to Help Chronically Ill Children

Recipe: Lemon Chicken with Snap Peas

Here’s a quick recipe that’s full of flavor and nutrients, but low in calories.  The vegetables in this recipe provide fiber, vitamins and minerals that have anti-inflammatory benefits, improve bone health, and more.

Lemon Chicken


7 ounces chicken breast

1 Tbsp. olive oil 

1 sprig thyme

1 lemon, cut in half

¼ cup water or chicken stock

Sprinkle with salt & pepper


  • Heat saute pan, brush oil on chicken with seasoning.
  • Then add chicken on medium high heat, cook 7 minutes each side, once you flip, add thyme, lemon and chicken stock and place lid on top (chicken should be 160 degrees).
  • Use “sauce” to pour over your chicken..



2 baby carrots, rough chop

1 bell pepper, rough chop

8 pieces snap peas, rough chop

8 cherry tomatoes, cut half

1 Tbsp. olive oil

Sprinkle with salt & pepper


  • Cut all vegetables, toss in a bowl with olive oil, sprinkle seasoning.


  • Place vegetables on bottom of bowl, place chicken on top, pour “sauce” over chicken.


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