Baked Chicken

This is a super easy, low carb, high protein meal that is perfect for lunch or dinner. You can leave out the coconut cream if you really want to, but seriously, why would you want to? It is so delicious and so good for you. Don’t be deterred by the high fat content of coconut, the saturated fat in coconut is made up of short-chain and medium-chain fatty acids the body quickly turns into energy instead of storing as fat. Therefore, even though it’s high in saturated fat, coconut can aid in weight loss. Half the medium-chain fatty acids in coconut are composed of lauric acid, which is anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and anti-fungal. Coconut can help boost the immune system.

1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dried rosemary
1 tsp dried mint
1 tsp dried oregano
1 cup coconut cream (optional)
1 tin chopped tomatoes
1 bunch asparagus
2 zucchini, cut into big chunks
4 chicken breasts

Preheat oven to 180C. Cut chicken breasts in half and lay them side by side in a baking dish. Pop the chopped zucchini around the dish on top of the chicken. In a bowl mix herbs, tomatoes and coconut cream together well then pour over chicken. Pop the asparagus spears on the top and cover with foil. Bake for 20mins then remove the foil and bake for another 20mins. Serve with a salad, some steamed quinoa or we had ours with a big pile of steamed broccoli.

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20 thoughts on “Baked Chicken

  1. Sarah says:

    This looks delicious Shan! And I just bought coconut cream at Trader Joe’s monday! πŸ™‚ YES!!

  2. thewhitedish says:

    Sounds good!

  3. Thank you, it was πŸ˜‰

  4. That asparagus and coconut milk looks amazing!!!

  5. Sophie33 says:

    What a festive chicken dish! So special too! A must make! Yumm!

  6. Thanks Sophie, it is super easy too which is a bonus!

  7. Brittany says:

    Is this paleo?

  8. Brittany says:

    Thank u so much its so hard to find good recipes and you’ve helped a lot

  9. Thank you Brittany πŸ™‚ Glad you are enjoying them!

  10. stinafitzy89 says:

    do you have the nutrional information by chance?

  11. megan says:

    do you know if coconut milk (from a can) will work?

  12. megan says:

    it’s in the oven… with coconut milk. I hope it’s as delish as it looks!!

  13. Yummmmm!!! Can’t wait to hear what you think! So easy isn’t it!?

  14. megan says:

    it was delish and a huge hit with the fam! Even my 6 year old liked it! it will definitely be added to my rotation…. I love when this happens πŸ™‚
    thanks soooo much for posting! cna’t wait to try more of your stuff!

  15. Brilliant!! I am SO pleased!!

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