Sunday, 27 July 2014

Rosemary lemon chicken recipe

Given my absolute laziness in the kitchen the past few weeks, one pot dishes are pretty much the only way my family will get some form of dinner that doesn't include carry out or frozen dinners. This rosemary lemon [& zucchini] dish was, not only a winner, but it just so easy to make! I mean, anything in one pot is guaranteed to be easy, but the best part was that it was absolutely full of flavour. Or maybe the best part was that I didn't have to be in the kitchen that much. Yea, probably that last point, but same difference. Good, easy food that's healthy = win! 

Lemon rosemary chicken recipe by Welcome to Mommyhood #paleo

One more thing - the rosemary, zucchini, and potatoes in this dish came from the garden. It was also organic [and cheap]. I just love having a garden. Seriously. Maybe that's the best part of this dish? That most of the ingredients came from here:

My mother in law's garden. It actually looks pretty small in this photo, but rest assured, we've bought basically no veg this summer. It's been pretty fantastic. Okay, okay, let's get to that recipe I started telling you about: 

Rosemary Lemon Chicken with Zucchini


4 adults


  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 6 chicken breasts
  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 4 medium russet potatoes (chopped into medium chunks) 
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 large zucchini (roughly chopped into medium chunks) 
  • 1 tablespoon garlic pepper
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • Salt and pepper to taste 
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary (or 1/2 tablespoon dried) 

Lemon rosemary chicken recipe by Welcome to Mommyhood #paleo


  • Pan fry chicken in coconut oil for about 8 to 10 minutes, flipping every two or three minutes
  • Remove from pot 
  • Add onion to pot (stir occasionally) 
  • Once the onion is translucent, add the potatoes
  • Pan fry the potatoes for 8 minutes, making sure to stir occasionally 
  • Add water, spices, garlic, and lemon juice (everything except chicken, rosemary, and zucchini). 
  • Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer 
  • While waiting for the potatoes to cook, shred or chop the chicken 
  • About 10 to 15 minutes later, the potatoes should be getting soft. The amount of time it takes depends depending on how large you chopped your potatoes
  • Add the rosemary, zucchini and chicken, bring to a boil
  • Simmer for 8-10 minutes
  • Serve

Lemon rosemary chicken recipe by Welcome to Mommyhood #paleo

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