Zesty Lemon-Ginger Chicken


I made this recipe as a healthy appetizer for a client I cook for who follows the autoimmune protocol. The marinade would go great rubbed on a whole chicken or with any parts of a chicken. I suggest you double the marinade recipe for dinner size portions such as a whole chicken or 2# of meat. And, by the way, this is a great appetizer to serve for a party or the Super Bowl!

Note: if you use this marinade for a whole chicken, roast chicken for 45 minutes to an hour before broiling. Internal temperature of chicken should be 165 degrees F. I always suggest using a kitchen thermometer to check, inserted into the thickest part of the thigh.

Zesty Lemon-Ginger Chicken
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Full of fresh flavor made from pure healthy, anti-inflammatory ingredients!
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Serves: 2
  • 6 chicken drumsticks
  • 1 Tbl fresh grated ginger
  • 1 Tbl fresh horseradish (from a jar is ok, just make sure no added ingredients)
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 3 Tble lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp fresh chopped rosemary
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 Tbl fresh chopped basil
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 Tbl coconut milk * optional, add 1 Tbl extra ghee if you are avoiding coconut
  • 1 Tbl coconut oil or ghee, melted
  1. Place chicken in an oven safe baking dish.
  2. Combine all remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
  3. Pour marinade over chicken, turning meat to ensure it is thoroughly coated.
  4. Allow chicken to marinate for at least 15 minutes at room temperature, but ideally cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours so flavors can really absorb into chicken.
  5. Preheat your oven to 375º 15 minutes prior to baking.
  6. Pop your chicken directly into the oven.
  7. Roast for 25 minutes, or until internal temperature of drumstick reaches 165º
  8. Turn your broiler to high.
  9. Broil chicken for 2-3 minutes, or until skin of drumsticks gets golden and a little crispy.


Zesty Lemon-Ginger Chicken was last modified: January 1st, 2016 by grace

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