HEALTHY RECIPE: Mediterranean Lemon Chicken

HEALTHY RECIPE: Mediterranean Lemon Chicken

Each month, Woman’s Healthy Self blog will feature one healthy recipe courtesy of Woman’s Center for Wellness.

Turkey and other lean meats contain protein, iron, zinc, creatine (beef), omega-3 fatty acids (fish), vitamin B6 (chicken and fish) and B12, phosphorus, and potassium.

They help fight against obesity, mood disorders, memory loss and heart disease.


  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 chicken
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 leek, finely minced
  • 1 piece of fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 ½ cups of light chicken broth
  • 2 limes or lemons cut in sections
  • 1 tbsp Walden Farms maple syrup
  • ¼ cup fresh coriander, chopped
  • Ground salt and pepper
  • Coriander leaves for decoration

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Mix cinnamon, turmeric, salt and pepper and coat chicken with the mixture. In a fryer, brown chicken in hot oil and place in an ovenproof dish. Brown leek in fryer, add grated ginger, chicken broth and bring to boil. Pour on chicken, cover and bake for 30 minutes. Remove chicken from oven and add lemon and maple syrup. Resume baking in oven for 45 minutes, until chicken is tender. Add chopped coriander, salt and pepper. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve.

Yields 4 servings.

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