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40 Clove Garlic Lemon Chicken // Paleo and Whole30

I’ve seen this recipe in various forms, and have been so intrigued by all the garlic!  40 cloves sounds like a lot, but it really isn’t!  I might add more next time I make it.  When it bakes, it gets golden on the outside and buttery smooth on the inside.  It’s not overpowering at all and so delicious!!  I added some onion and lemon to give it a little more flavor, and I think next time I will throw in some grape tomatoes!Blog Paleo Whole30 40 Clove Garlic Lemon Chicken-1Ingredients

  • chicken breasts  (I used boneless and skinless, although you could use bone in!)
  • 40 garlic cloves, peeled (I bought pre-peeled cloves from Costco, and yes, I counted them :))
  • One large yellow onion cut into 1 inch pieces.
  • 2 lemons cut into 1/4 inch slices and quartered.
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • sea salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste (I did about 20 grinds for the pepper and 10 for the sea salt)
  • Garnish with fresh basil (mainly because I have a basil plant that I’ve managed to keep alive! :))



  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Put chicken breasts, garlic, and lemons in a big bowl.  Pour olive oil over the entire mixture, salt and pepper to taste and toss until everything is evenly coated.
  • Pour into 9×13 pan and cover pan with aluminum foil.
  • Bake for covered for 30 minutes.
  • Uncover and cook for 15 minutes uncovered or until chicken is cooked all the way through.
    (I used really large chicken breasts and did them for an extra 10 minutes.)
  • I served it over quinoa, but it would be fine all by itself with a salad or with some crusty artisan bread that you could smear the garlic on YUM!!!  (Not Paleo or Whole 30 if you do this :))
  • Blog Paleo Whole30 40 Clove Garlic Lemon Chicken-2 Blog Paleo Whole30 40 Clove Garlic Lemon Chicken-3 Blog Paleo Whole30 40 Clove Garlic Lemon Chicken-4Enjoy!!dit-elle-Lauren

Baked Orange Rosemary Chicken with Sweet Potatos // Paleo and Whole30

Ok, so….I may or may not have forgotten to write the recipe down after I made this, but it really was so easy that I’m fairly certain this is it haha. :}

The Huz introduced me to bone in chicken.  I mean, I’d had it before, but I think I thought it was harder or not as good-what was I thinking??  When you cook things with the bone in, they are so much moister and more delicious!!  I personally don’t eat the skin, but I was told it pretty darn tasty too!  AND…because it’s so moist and delicious all on it’s own, you really don’t have to do much to it-WIN!Blog Paleo Baked Orange Rosemary Chicken-1Ingredients

  • 4 bone in chicken breasts
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 Tsp garlic
  • 6 clementines or mandarin oranges
  • 1 medium sized onion
  • 2 sweet potatoes (there is some debate on whether sweet potatoes are “paleo”, but since some websites say they are, I’m going with them 🙂 )
  • 4 sprigs of rosemary
  • Sea Salt and Pepper to taste.


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Peel and cube the sweet potatoes.  ( I asked the Huz to get them, and he came back with the “white” ones.  I always get confused on what the orange ones are (yams), and I do believe it’s different depending on what part of the country you live in… Anywho, the ones in the picture look like regular potatoes, but they are sweet 😉 )
  • Dice the onion
  • Melt the coconut oil
  • Peel 3 of the oranges, and squeeze the juice from them into the melted oil
  • Add garlic to the above liquid
  • Toss the potatoes and onions in the above liquid.
  • Place the chicken breasts in a 9×13 baking pan and spread potatoes and onions around them, letting them get coated with the oil/garlic/orange juice liquid.
  • Grind a little salt and pepper over the entire dish-I don’t use much.
  • Peel the last 3 oranges and place pieces as well as the rosemary sprigs around the dish.
  • Bake uncovered for an hour, or until potatoes and chicken are fully cooked (time will vary depending on the size of the breasts you get).