Since starting the AIP diet, I have been exploring new ways to add flavor to our meals. While you do need to be cautious with herbs and spices on the autoimmune protocol (all fruit-based spices, seeds, and nightshades are off-limit in the strict elimination phase), you can still use a wide variety of ingredients to add a little zing to your dishes. This mouthwatering sage and lemon oven roasted chicken is the very successful result of my latest experiment!
For this recipe, I used some fresh sage from our vegetable garden. Sage has a distinctive soft and savory flavor. It is a herb that has been prized for centuries for its health-promoting qualities. Sage is also an extremely versatile herb and will pair well with all kinds of meat and vegetables.
Oven roasted chicken
with sage & lemon
How to store? The best way to preserve fresh sage leaves is to wrap them in a damp paper towel and keep them in a sealed plastic bag in your refrigerator.
- Warm up the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Grease the bottom of a broiler pan with 2 TBSP of olive oil. Set aside.
- Cut up your chicken (If you need help, follow this tutorial) and place the pieces in your broiler pan, making sure they don't overlap.
- Season with salt and 2 TBSP of olive oil.
- Place the lemon slices on top of the chicken and arrange the sage around.
- Roast in the oven for 75 minutes, basting regularly, until the chicken is nicely brown.
- Serve immediately with a side of cauliflower rice or a green salad.
- Bon appétit!
The recipe for this Oven Roasted Chicken with Sage and Lemon has been shared on: Fat Tuesday – Paleo AIP Recipe Roundtable
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