Although I follow a plant-based diet for most of the week, I still include chicken in my diet. When choosing chicken, I highly recommend organic free-range to ensure the chickens are fed grain, not animal by-products, and are non-GMO and have not been injected with growth hormones, tranquilizers or antibiotics. All these factors greatly affect our health. This lemon ginger garlic chicken recipe is so flavourful—a recipe I often create in our home and hope you enjoy!

Photo by Mark DeYoung on Unsplash

Ingredients

2 organic free-range chicken breasts

2 garlic cloves, grated

1 small knob of ginger, grated

2 Tbsp organic peanut butter 

2 Tbsp organic, low-sodium soy sauce

3 Tbsp sesame oil

2 Tbsp dry oregano 

½ tsp sea salt

Pinch of black pepper

Juice from 1–2 lemons

Directions

Begin by cleaning the chicken breasts and patting dry. Remove any extra skin from the chicken breasts if needed. 

Place all of the ingredients In a mixing bowl and mix well. Add the chicken breasts to the marinade and coat.

Place in the fridge to allow the flavours to absorb for an hour or longer.

When you are ready to cook the chicken, place each breast onto a parchment paper- lined baking sheet and bake in the oven for 18–20 minutes at 425°F.

Once cooked, slice the breast of chicken into small pieces and serve on a bed of greens. Red rice makes a great side and is packed with nutrition!

Nutritional value (per serving): Calories 484; Carbs 20g; Fat 32; Protein: 30g

Author: Andrea Saliba is a certified holistic nutritionist, health coach and group fitness instructor in Vancouver, BC. She offers nutrition plans to gain energy, strength and confidence. Her approach is to inspire people to make healthier food choices while educating her clients on the importance of the mind-body connection. www.andreasaliba.ca 

More recipe inspiration: Here’s a great appetizer to start with, perfect for summer or fall, our carrot and apple soup recipe!

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