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Easy Lemon Paleo Chicken Recipe

Chef Cindy Mooney , On September 11, 2022

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Difficulty: Easy

Time: 15min

Serves: 2 People

Cost: Low

Easy lemon paleo chicken recipe Overview

This easy lemon paleo chicken recipe yields a tender, juicy chicken with slight zest and pick-me-up flavor. The fresh herbs give this lemon chicken recipe a deep, rounded flavor and aroma in every bite, making this a lemon chicken recipe you won’t want to miss.

In this easy lemon paleo chicken recipe we are using boneless, skinless chicken breast.


This easy lemon paleo chicken recipe can be used for a weight loss diet also by removing the butter, or for a high protein diet, or for generic lunch or dinner dishes to be enjoyed with friends or family.

Kitchen Tools For This Easy lemon paleo chicken recipe

  • Skillet

  • Prep or mixing bowl

  • Measuring cups, 1/4 cup

  • 1 tablespoon measuring spoon

  • 1 teaspoon measuring spoon

  • Mallet (to pound chicken)

  • Spatula

Ingredients for This lemon paleo chicken recipe

Season the chicken for this paleo chicken recipe

Ingredients Needed for This Lemon Paleo Chicken Recipe.


  • 2 Chicken breasts

  • 1 Whole lemon

  • Lemon juice

  • 2 Cloves garlic

  • 1/2 Teaspoon thyme

  • 1/2 Teaspoon rosemary

  • Pinch course kosher salt

  • Pinch ground black pepper

  • 1/2 Stick butter

Cooking Directions for this Lemon Paleo Chicken Recipe:

  1. Prep the chicken: Trim your chicken fillet and use a mallet or meat tenderizer to make the chicken flat (can be butterflied instead). Season the chicken with salt and pepper. (1,2)

  2. Season the chicken for this easy lemon paleo chicken recipe

    Tip: Leave some fat to add flavor per taste.


  3. Marinate the chicken: For this easy lemon paleo chicken recipe thoroughly mix the salt, lemon pepper, thyme and herbs in a bowl with lemon juice. Add the chicken and make sure the chicken is submerged in the marinade (3,4).

  4. easy lemon paleo chicken recipe marinade

    Tip: Allow marinade to soak for at least 10min for maximum flavor.


  5. Heat the skillet: For our easy lemon paleo chicken recipe heat the skillet on medium/high heat. Place 2-3 sliced butter patties and about 1 tsp of olive oil in the skillet and swirl as the butter melts. (5)
    Add the easy lemon chicken marinade to the pan, then gently lay the chicken into the hot skillet, being careful not to splash the hot oil. Cook for about 3 minutes, or until the bottom is golden/brown delicious. Turn the chicken over and cook another 2-3 minutes. Make sure juices run clear when the chicken is pierced and you’ll know it’s done. (6-7)

  6. Lemon Chicken Recipe Heating the Pan

    Tip: Using a spatula, gently lay chicken in the pan to prevent splashing.


  7. Enjoy your easy lemon paleo chicken recipe: Place the chicken on the serving plate and allow to sit for a few minutes.

  8. Lemon Chicken Recipe Sauce

    Easy Lemon Chicken Recipe Garnished with Lemon Wedges.


lemon paleo chicken recipe Ideas For Sides and Serving Suggestions

Plating suggestions for this easy lemon paleo chicken recipe include topping the dish with some fresh lemon wedges, parsley, or thyme leaves as garnish. Pair with a veggie of your choice and voilà – you have yourself a mouthwatering paleo chicken recipe. Some paleo diets will allow you to serve with a side of steamed brown rice. For when you have no time to prepare this lemon paleo chicken recipe see our pre-made paleo meals delivered.

Chef Cindy Mooney

With a personal mission to spread the good name of nutrition through mouthwatering recipes, Chef Cindy's philosophy around nutrition is deeply rooted in food as medicine. In the kitchen, she offers a conscious, restorative, and functional approach to cooking; an approach she has cultivated during her years working in farm-to-table restaurants.