Lemon Artichoke Chicken & Practical Paleo Mini Review

This is a great weeknight recipe – quick and flavorful.

This recipe is adapted from Practical Paleo by Diane Sanfilippo. This is a GREAT cookbook for an experienced Paleo person or for one who is just getting started. The information Diane includes in the book is informational but super easy to understand. This is more than a cookbook – it’s a guide to start eating paleo, why you should eat paleo and the positive outcomes that can come from eating paleo. She has one page guides to food quality, oils, stocking a paleo pantry, and more. She makes it easy – which is key because this stuff can get overwhelming. Diane also gives us 30 day menus specific to different conditions, such as thyroid health, athletic performance, blood sugar regulation, autoimmune conditions, and more.

Overall, this is a great resource for any foodie  as well as anyone who wants to learn more about how food can affect health. Now onto Lemon Artichoke Chicken!! If you like chicken piccata, you’ll love this. I’ve already made this twice in one week – you’ll see my variations below. Enjoy!

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  • 4 tablespoons grass fed butter
  • 2 shallots or 1/2 an onion or 1 leek light green/white parts only – chopped
  • 2 cups chopped/quartered artichoke hearts, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup of capers, drained
  • juice of two lemons
  • 2 lbs bone in chicken or 4 small chicken breasts or thighs or mix it up
  • optional: crumbled bacon

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a a large, oven-safe skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add shallots/onions/leeks and saute’ until they are translucent. Add the artichoke hearts, capers and lemon juice. Stir to combine. Place the chicken in the skillet and top each with some of the lemon-mix that is already in the skillet. Place the entire skillet in the oven and bake for 45 minutes or when the chicken reaches 165 degrees internal temperature.

The first time I made this I used onion, I didn’t have any shallots. It was amazing, Dale couldn’t stop talking about it! Second variation I used a leek and bacon along with the capers, hearts and lemon. Seriously – get crazy. This is a great recipe and a one dish meal, which is great for clean up! You’ll see both variations in the pics. ENJOY!!




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