Paleo: Day One + Lemon Chicken Recipe

Sunday (08/18) was day one for official Paleo diet with Katie at A Full Plate.

  • Applegate Farms Turkey Sausage
  • Slice of “Italian” Paleo Bread from Julian Bakery (It’s delish!)
  • Mexican veggie scramble in organic extra virgin coconut oil with one organic free-range egg, two egg whites, broccoli, spinach, bell pepper, avocado, and topped with hot salsa!



AMAZING SALAD made with:

  • My original recipe for Paleo Lemon Chicken (see below)
  • Niman Ranch Applewood Smoked Bacon
  • Organic Girl Supergreens
  • Sliced grape tomatoes
  • Sliced mushrooms
  • Sliced avocado
  • Shredded carrots
  • Drizzle of olive oil and vinegar
Paleo Lemon Chicken:


  • 4 boneless, skinless organic chicken breasts
  • 9 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice, plus additional wedges to squeeze on top
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons herbs de Provene
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Organic sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Heat coconut oil in a pan over medium heat. Add garlic. Let cook for one minute, or until garlic just starts to brown. Remove from heat. Add herbs, lemon juice, and sea salt. Pour into a baking pan (I used a 9 x 12)
  3. Place breasts in sauce. Turn them over to coat.
  4. Drizzle olive oil on top of chicken breasts. Squeeze additional lemon juice on top of each breast. Add pepper and, if you want, more salt.
  5. Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until chicken is brown. (You can broil for the last minute or two if chicken is cooked, but not brown enough for you.)
  6. Remove from oven and tent with foil for ten minutes.
  7. Serve immediately or keep chilled for salads, lunches, etc.


  1. Jen August 19, 2013 2:37 pm  Reply

    I really want to try paleo. The only thing holding me back is that my husband isn’t on board. That chicken looks amazing!

  2. Stacey Merrill August 19, 2013 5:17 pm  Reply

    Yum! Bet that chicken would be great on the grill too

  3. Jennifer Pug Pug August 19, 2013 5:51 pm  Reply

    I love hearts of palm. I have to remember to get them next time I’m at the store.

    Good luck with your paleo journey!

  4. Jenny Hodges August 19, 2013 6:30 pm  Reply

    Your salad looks so good!! I love avocado!! Yum!!

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