Lemon Garlic Chicken

lemon garlic chicken

Remember that little New Year’s resolution I have to eat healthier? This recipe falls under eating healthier for sure. I was doing my grocery shopping at Costco yesterday, and bought a bag of lemons. Have I mentioned how much I love Costco’s produce? It’s my favorite, and it’s usually a fairly good price as well. Monday’s are super busy for our family. It’s our big therapy day for our Ian boy, and of course grocery shopping day. I try to make simple and quick meals on Monday’s. This a new one for the menu board for sure.

Do you all have a day of the week that is so busy that dinner is the last thing on your mind? I know we all have those days, so I hope this recipe will be helpful to you all. Oh and guess what?? With the pasta this meal is 300 calories! That is if you eat 2 chicken tenders and 1 oz of pasta.

It is a low calorie meal that will help you loose those few extra pounds you are wanting. I hope you enjoy this full of flavor Lemon Garlic Chicken!


Lemon Garlic Chicken

3 tsp of coconut oil

6-8 chicken tenders, defrosted

3 lemons, juiced and zest

1 can of chicken broth

2 tsp of soy sauce

1 T cornstarch

1/2 tsp of garlic powder

1/4 cup of dried onions

2 cups of cooked Penne pasta


Melt coconut oil in pan. Once oil is heated add the chicken tenders. Cook until browned on each side.


In a medium size bowl mix together cornstarch, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic powder, dried onions, broth and soy sauce.


Pour sauce over chicken tenders. Cook on medium high until sauce thickens. Stir often to keep from sticking. Serve over Penne pasta.






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  • Raising Samuels

    Oh, yum! This sounds so good! I love how you put pictures in for each step. Thanks for sharing with #SocialButterflySunday! Hope to see you link up again this week ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Yum! I love lemon chicken of any kind :).

    Thanks so much for joining us on The Alder Collective! Pinning, and hope to see you again next week!

  • Louise W

    I’m actually a vegetarian but this look like a perfect recipe to try for my husband and kids! I am always looking for quick and easy recipes and this looks perfect. Coconut oil is my new best thing ever. It is sooooo good for you! It does you so much good from the inside out. Thanks so much for linking up to the first ever #pinkbiglink

    • Charlene Bullinger Asay

      I hope you family enjoys this recipe. Thanks for stopping by.

  • My family is always asking for chicken, love finding new recipes to try! Thank you for sharing your recipe with us at #SnickerdoodleSunday! Shared and tweeted ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Charlene Bullinger Asay

      Thanks for sharing Laurie. I hope you family enjoys this recipe!

  • This looks amazing! Two of my favorites, pasta and chicken. Thanks for sharing.
    xoxo Mickey come visit at http://www.mybashfullife.com/

    • Charlene Bullinger Asay

      Thanks for stopping by. I am a huge pasta lover as well. This recipe is great!

  • Oh my, this looks so delicious and so easy to make. Thanks for sharing this ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Charlene Bullinger Asay

      Thanks for stopping by. It is super delicious. Hope you enjoy it.

  • Shivani Chauhan

    This just looks yum! Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Charlene Bullinger Asay

      Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy this recipe!

  • Candy Kage

    Lemon, chicken, pasta always have this on hand. Great recipe.

    • Charlene Bullinger Asay

      Thanks for stopping by Candy. I love that I usually have everything for this recipe on hand as well.

  • Rachel Osborn

    Do you mean dried minced onions? Sold in the seasoning/spices section? This sounds like it might be worth trying!

    • Charlene Bullinger Asay

      Yes that is what I used. It was great!