Simple Lemon Chicken + Greens Sheet Pan Recipe

If you like doing a ton of dishes then we might have to stop being friends. JK, but in all reality, the only thing I hate about cooking and meal prepping is the cleanup and the dishes, which makes having a teenage daughter an awesome thing, I just add it to her list of chores. The other night I was flipping through the Cooking Light magazine and they had a section of sheet recipes and the thought to myself "why am I not meal prepping this way? Umm hello Jo..." I pulled some lemons from the garden and went to work in the kitchen to meal prep for this upcoming week.

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Lemon Chicken and Roasted Greens Recipe

Ingredients 

  • 2 tbs divided
  • 1 lb of brussel sprounts
  • 1 bundle of asapragus
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 lemons cut in half 
  • juice of one lemon 
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 tbs garlic powder 

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven at 400 degrees. 
  2. Season chicken breasts evenly on both sides with salt, pepper, and garlic powder (you can also use fresh garlic if you like) If your chicken breasts are pretty thick, I suggest slicing it so it's no bigger than 2 inches thick. This ensures even cooking for all the ingredients that are in the pan.
  3. Cut 4 lemons into halves and place to the side. 
  4. Cut Brussel Sprouts into halves trimming off the ends.  Put into a bowl and set aside and toss with olive oil and salt and pepper.
  5. Heat a pan (I prefer a cast iron) on medium to high heat and brown chicken breasts on each side for about 2-5 minutes depending on the size of your chicken breast. *this step is unnecessary but I brown my chicken more for appearance, baked chicken just looks bland to me**
  6. Put all the ingredients onto a sheet pan.
  7. Bake at 400 for 25 minutes. 
  8. If you're meal prepping, then take your chicken slice it up and put it into your Tupperware. BOOM, done!

If you give this recipe a try, please let me know by uploading and sharing it on the gram and using the hashtag #GOFITEATS. 

And because meal prep should be a fun, here's a Spotify playlist I created so you can jam out to the next time you're in the kitchen.

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Joanne E

I’m a mother of two beautiful daughters and married to a man who completes me. I started my fitness journey as a way to heal my soul and launched my blog in hopes to continue to inspire and empower women to use fitness as a tool to heal depression and find their self worth. I strongly believe that each woman deserves to be in love with herself just as much as her man does. I have an obsession with reusable water bottles, I enjoy action movies, and I’m in love with burpees.