Lemon chicken: An Easy, Healthy Week Night Dinner

Lemon Chicken

Gluten free, dairy free, paleo

(Adapted from celiac.com)

Serves 4

I love this dish-so easy to make for a weeknight dinner and taste so good!  You probably have all the ingredients you need at home. 

lemon chick


  • 4 boneless chicken breast pounded thin (personally I don’t do this-instead I slice my thick chicken breasts so that they are thinner)
  • ¼ c. cornstarch, or potato starch (if using corn starch use non GMO brand)
  • ½ stick grass fed butter or ghee if dairy free
  • 1/3 c. dry white wine
  • 2/3 c. chicken broth (even better-use homemade bone broth)
  • Juice of half a lemon (or bottled pure lemon juice)
  • ½ t. fresh thyme minced (or dried if not fresh on hand)
  • s/p to taste


  1. Dredge chicken into cornstarch and shake away excess
  2. Melt butter in pan over med. Heat and add chicken
  3. Cook 5 min. each side until golden brown
  4. Remove chicken and set aside
  5. In the same pan, add wine, broth, lemon juice, salt, thyme, pepper, and whisk until blended.  Adjust sauce thickness as desired with water or additional cornstarch. 
  6. Bring to boil then return chicken to the pan. Lower heat and cook about 5 minutes
  7. Serve with basmati white rice or cauliflower rice and a salad.

Tip: use the left over in a salad to take to work the next day or slice thinner and wrap in gluten free tortillas with veggies to pack for a school lunch. 

Karen Brennan, MSW, CNC, Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition (candidate), author of the E book Tru Foods Depression Free Nutrition Guide; How Food Supplements and herbs can be used to lift your mood and owner of Tru Foods Nutrition Services, LLC believes in food first when addressing the root causes to your health conditions.  For more information, visit her website at www.trufoodsnutrition.com

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Karen is a Board Certified Holistic Nutritionist, Certified Nutrition Consultant, herbalist and has a Masters in Social Work. She has written two books on depression. She believes in addressing the root causes of depression and not symptom management. If you or your teen has depression and either has not had success with what western health has to offer or you just want to bypass medication and seek alternative help, and are ready to make small steps to improve your outlook on life, then contact Karen for a free 15 minute "First 2 things to do if you have depression" phone consult. 303-522-0381 Karen@trufoodsnutrition.com This information provided in this article is for educational purposes only. Seek the help of your health professional before making any changes to your health and nutrition regimen.

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