Clean Eating Recipes – Greek Lemon Chicken

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I was recently introduced to the concept of clean eating. The more I learned, the more I realized that about half of the recipes I was already making would qualify as clean eating recipes. Clean eating means different things to different people, but in it’s simplest form it means eating food with a no additives and with natural ingredients. As I’ve been reviewing my recipes through my new clean eating lens, I have been searching for clean eating recipes with chicken. This Greek Lemon Chicken is a delicious clean eating choice that is easy to make. 

white square plate with chicken, lemon slices, carrots and potato patties

If you’re new to clean eating, think of it as eating food that is as close to it’s original, natural state. As my clean eating mentor says, “You should be able to pronounce every ingredient on the label of the product.” 

white square plate with fork,  chicken, lemon slices, carrots and potato patties

Greek Lemon Chicken can be grilled or baked in the oven. It’s full of fresh, light flavors that go well with a variety of side dishes. I like to serve it with Clean Eating Potato Pancakes and fresh vegetables. 

white square plate with fork, chicken, lemon slices, carrots and potato patties

Yield: 8

Greek Lemon Chicken

chicken breast with spices and lemon slices and carrots and potato pancakes in background

A fresh tasting clean eating chicken dish.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cut chicken breasts in half the thickness so they'll cook more quickly.
  2. Put two lemons in the microwave for 10 seconds on high. Rotate the lemons and microwave again for 10 seconds on high.
  3. Slice the lemons half-way through the middle. Turn the sliced side up and squeeze lemon juice into a measuring cup.
  4. Whisk lemon juice, olive oil and oregano together.
  5. Pour marinade over the chicken in a zippered plastic bag. Place in refrigerator for at least an hour.
  6. Heat oven to 325F.
  7. Place chicken in a greased baking dish.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked completely through.

Notes

You can also grilled the marinated chicken breasts.

Adapted from It's All Greek to Me by Debbie Matenopoulos

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 161Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 83mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 19g

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Do you have favorite clean eating recipes for chicken? You’ll want to add this Greek Lemon Chicken recipe to your menu this week. 

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2 Comments

  1. Now this is a great looking recipe – I know that my family would love it. We are also on a path to eating more clean foods. At times I find it a challenge. Finding recipes like this will help my family on the path to health.

  2. What a gorgeous recipe! I’ve just returned from a trip and I’m craving healthy foods like this.

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