Easy Lemon Garlic Chicken

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One of my biggest struggles eating Paleo is keeping my kitchen clean. My husband and I live in a one-bedroom condo in Boston and, while our small but updated kitchen served us well when we ate a mix of pasta dishes and take out, now it just feels messy, all the time. To help keep the number of dirty dishes down, I have been looking for meals that are quick, easy and don’t require a lot of cookware.

That brings me to my latest – easy lemon garlic chicken. I desperately needed a paleo lunch and didn’t have a ton of ingredients on hand. It’s simple, tastes great and works as a lunch dish or dinner with some added sides. Best of all, the only dirty dishes at the end will be a knife, cutting board and baking dish!


1 tbsp olive oil

2 chicken breasts

1 lemon

5-6 cloves of garlic, minced (depending on how much of a garlic taste you like)

salt and pepper to taste


1. Heat oven to 375 degrees.

2. Clean up chicken breasts. Cut three slits on the top of each.

3. Pour olive oil in a baking dish, place both chicken breasts in the dish, turning to coat.

4. Stuff slits with minced garlic and sprinkle remaining garlic over top of chicken breasts.

5. Squeeze the juice from a half of a lemon on top of chicken breasts. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.

6. Bake for 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Use the juice from the remaining half of the lemon when serving, if needed.


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