Whole30 Lemon Chicken & Broccoli
A super easy, super delicious dinner that is truly perfect for those hectic weeknights. Whole30 Lemon Chicken & Broccoli will have your whole family swooning with its bright and hearty flavors. So simple to throw together, enjoy it in its own glory or with a side of rice, cauli rice, quinoa or your even favorite pasta! Gluten free + dairy-free
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest divided
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder divided
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice divided
- 1/2 teaspoon salt divided (or to taste)
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 tablespoons avocado oil or melted coconut oil
- 1 pound chicken breasts cut into bite-sized pieces
- 2 1/2 cups broccoli florets
In a medium bowl, combine 1/2 tablespoon of lemon zest, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 tablespoon oil, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, and black pepper. Whisk together until everything is incorporated.
Add chicken to the bowl. Toss a few times until all chicken pieces are coated.
Spread the coated chicken in an even layer on a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Bake in a 400℉ oven for 10 minutes.
While the chicken cooks, combine remaining salt, garlic power, oil, lemon juice and lemon zest in a medium bowl. Whisk to combine.
Add broccoli to the bowl and toss a few times to coat.
When the chicken is done cooking for 10 minutes, remove the sheet pan from the oven. Add the coated broccoli to the sheet pan with the chicken.
Return the sheet pan to the oven. Bake for 10 more minutes or until chicken is done and no longer is pink in the middle.
Enjoy immediately as is or serve with your favorite pasta, sprialized veggies, cauli rice, rice, quinoa or potatoes.
Lemon is one of those personal flavors that you either like a lot of or just a hint. Adjust the amount of lemon zest and juice in this recipe to reflect your personal tastes and preferences!
Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 441mg | Potassium: 616mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 390IU | Vitamin C: 57mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg