Super Simple Lemon-Garlic Chicken Recipe

Lemon garlic and pepper chicken recipe, paleo chicken recipeLemon, garlic and black pepper is a classic flavor combination that has been a fail-safe since it was discovered way back when. As time has crept on, there have been  hundreds of variations built on this classic base, but there is nothing wrong with kicking it old school and using this flavor profile as it was originally intended — being simple isn’t a bad thing.

This chicken dish showcases the original flavors perfectly. It’s cooked on top of the garlic and lemons in the pan, giving it maximum flavor. I usually pair this over a simple veggie dish, some cauliflower rice or a nice salad. Enjoy!

Super Simple Lemon-Garlic Chicken Recipe

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 lemons, sliced
  • 1 TB coconut oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Fresh black pepper, to taste

– Rinse and dry chicken breasts, and then pound them to thin them out a bit.

– Salt and pepper each side of breasts to taste.

– Heat oil over medium/low heat and throw in minced garlic cloves. Cook for approx 2 minutes

– Add half of lemon slices on top of garlic in pan.

– Add chicken on top of lemon slices and then add additional lemon slices on top of chicken.

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– Cover pan with lid — or foil works, too — and cook for approximately 6-8 minutes on each side until cooked through.

– Remove chicken from pan and let rest in foil for a few minutes before serving.

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