Roasted Paleo Lemon Chicken Recipe #paleo

Roasted Paleo Lemon Chicken Recipe

  • Author: Louise Hendon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Lunch, Dinner, Entree
  • Cuisine: American


Perfectly juicy roast chicken with a zesty surprise.


  • 4 chicken pieces (thighs and drumsticks)
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) lemon juice  + 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 4 shallots, peeled and halved (or use small onions)
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C).
  2. Marinade the chicken pieces in olive oil, lemon juice, zest, salt and pepper.  Rub the marinade into the chicken.
  3. Pour the marinade into a large frying pan on high heat and fry the chicken pieces, skin down.  Cook until the chicken skin is crispy.
  4. Place the lemon slices, shallot halves, garlic slices, and the chicken pieces into a baking pan.  Pour any juices from the frying pan into the baking pan. Drizzle with additional olive oil if there’s no juices left.  Season with salt.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the chicken has cooked through.
  6. Serve garnished with a scattering of fresh thyme leaves and your choice of side dishes.


All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.


  • Calories: 686
  • Sugar: 5 g
  • Fat: 56 g
  • Carbohydrates: 12 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 33 g