Last updated March 11, 2024 by Lisa Richards, CNC

Lemon Chicken

Lemon chicken

You can never have too many chicken recipes, and here’s a really simple one that can be prepared in just a few minutes!

Proteins like chicken, eggs, and nuts are an excellent way to stay full and satisfied while on a low-carb diet like the anti-Candida diet. They are healthy, nutritious and will keep you from getting hunger pangs as you wean yourself off a high-carbohydrate diet.

This is a perfect dish for busy weekday evenings. It only takes a few minutes to prepare, then 45 minutes in the oven and it’s ready to eat. You can pair it with some steamed veggies, or make one of our super-healthy side dishes like cauliflower mash, artichoke salad, or no-sugar coleslaw.

There are lots of gut-healthy ingredients in this recipe, including natural antifungals like olive oil and oregano leaf.

Chicken is also an excellent source of glutamine, one of the most important amino acids for your body. Glutamine helps to maintain the integrity of your intestinal lining, which prevents foods and microorganisms (like bacteria and yeast) from crossing over into your bloodstream.

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Look for organic or free range chicken wherever possible. It costs more, but the chickens are treated much better. Research shows that meat from free range chickens has less fat, more iron and more zinc than meat from factory-raised chickens.

4.41 from 27 votes
Lemon chicken
Lemon Chicken
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr
Servings: 4
Author: Lisa Richards
  • 4 large free range chicken breasts, skinless and boneless
  • 2 unwaxed lemons (sliced thinly in rounds)
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. cracked black pepper
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. dried lemon thyme
  • 5 large sprigs of fresh rosemary
  1. Pre heat the oven to 380F.
  2. Place the chicken breasts in a large roasting dish.
  3. Mix together the oil, pepper, paprika, and oregano. Brush over the chicken breasts covering them evenly.
  4. Top with sliced lemons.
  5. Place rosemary on the breasts and place in the oven.
  6. Bake in the oven for 45-50 minutes until cooked in the middle and the chicken breasts are starting to brown.
  7. If the lemons and rosemary brown too quickly, cover with foil.

This lemon chicken is so easy and quick-to-prepare, it’s sure to become a family favorite. Our Ultimate Candida Diet program contains more than 100 gluten-free, sugar-free recipes just like this, plus lots of valuable advice on symptoms, treatment options, and more. Find out more here.

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  1. Carol Luery says:

    Paprika is missing in the ingredient list for Lemon Chicken recipe. How much please?

    1. Lisa Richards says:

      Thanks! We fixed that 🙂

  2. David LaDuke says:

    5 stars
    Great! I added crushed red pepper and tarragon to the spices. Used roasted cauliflower and fennel to the roaster for veg.

  3. Marlyn Fuller says:

    5 stars
    I made this dish today for my family and I was a bit hesitant in what the outcome was going to be. Let me say that it was the most juiciest, moist flavorful chicken I’ve ever made/tasted. Defense recommend this dish!

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