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Rosemary Lemon Chicken (Paleo, Whole30, AIP)

Author: Michele
Servings: 4 servings
A quick dump-and-go freezer meal or a delicious meal to eat tonight, this flavorful chicken recipe is a surefire hit and easy to make! Paleo, Whole30, and AIP friendly
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Ingredients
  

For the chicken:

  • 2 lb boneless, skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1/2 cup Olive or Avocado Oil
  • 1 Lemon – juice and zest of
  • 1 tbsp fresh Rosemary (chopped (or 2 tsp dried))
  • 4 cloves Garlic (minced (about 2 tsp))
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt

For the Broccoli Cauliflower Rice:

  • 1 small head or 2 stalks Broccoli (riced (or approx 2–3 cups pre-riced))
  • 1 small head or the stalks from 2-3 heads Cauliflower (riced (or approx 2–3 cups pre-riced))
  • 2 cloves Garlic (minced)
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Aminos (omit for coconut-free or use this recipe)
  • 2 tbsp Olive or Avocado Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt

Instructions
 

Instructions for FREEZING:

  • Put all of the ingredients for the chicken into a 1-gallon freezer bag. Massage lightly with your hands to mix the ingredients. Push all the air out of the bag, seal, label, and freeze.
  • Put all of the ingredients for the broccoli cauliflower rice into another 1-gallon freezer bag. Massage lightly with your hands to mix the ingredients. Push all the air out of the bag, seal, label, and freeze. (see above if you need directions on how to make the rice, especially if just using the stalks)

Instructions if MAKING IMMEDIATELY:

  • Put all of the ingredients for the chicken in a bag or bowl and marinate for at least 20 minutes, up to overnight.
  • Rice the broccoli and cauliflower (if you didn't purchase pre-riced), and then follow the directions below.

Instructions for SERVING (Do one of the following for the chicken):

    COOK ON THE GRILL:

    • If frozen thaw either overnight in the fridge or put the bag for approx 30 min in a bowl of cool water.
    • Remove the chicken from the bag and grill on medium heat for 4-6 minutes and then flip and cook for an additional 3-5 minutes or until the internal temperature is 165 F. *If you thawed via the water bath method you may need to cook an additional few minutes as parts may have still been frozen.
    • Cook the broccoli cauliflower rice by dumping it into a large pan on the stove and cooking over medium heat for approximately 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until warmed through. *This can be done from frozen as well, but it will take longer.

    ***OR**** COOK IN THE OVEN:

    • If frozen thaw either overnight in the fridge or put the bag for approx 30 min in a bowl of cool water.
    • Preheat the oven to 425 F. Pour the ingredients of the chicken bag into a baking dish and bake for 15-20 min (depending on the size of the chicken) until the internal temperature is 165 F. *If you thawed via the water bath method you may need to cook an additional few minutes as parts may have still been frozen.
    • Cook the broccoli cauliflower rice by dumping it into a large pan on the stove and cooking over medium heat for approximately 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until warmed through. *This can be done from frozen as well, but it will take longer.
    Course: Dinner, Main, Main Course
    Cuisine: American
    Diet Gluten Free
    Keyword: AIP, Autoimmune Paleo, dump-and-go freezer meal, easy, freezer meal, make ahead, Paleo, Whole30
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