Agave Lime Chicken

By Connie Jeon | Gluten free

Apr 06
This recipe is great for families! You get a lot of meat with very little preparation work to be done. Agave lime chicken is bonding food!

This recipe is great for families! You get a lot of meat with very little preparation work to be done. The chicken is packed with the sweet and tangy flavors from lime, agave, garlic, and onion. What could be better?? If you have leftovers, this would go great on top of any salad, in a lettuce wrap, or chopped up in a chicken salad.

Agave Lime Chicken
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Ingredients

  • 1 whole chicken (2-3 pounds)
  • 1-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 3 limes
  • 2 onions
  • 1 head garlic
  • Dash of cumin
  • Dash of chili powder

Method

  • Rinse the chicken and pat dry
  • Place chicken in a 9X13 glass baking dish breast side down
  • Drizzle with olive oil and agave, then sprinkle with salt, cumin and chili powder
  • Stuff one lime into the cavity of the bird
  • Cut the other 2 limes and place in the pan
  • Cut the onions in half and place in the pan (I left the skin on)
  • Leaving the skin on the garlic, break the head apart and scatter the cloves around the pan
  • Bake at 350° for 45+ minutes until the skin starts to brown
  • Remove chicken from oven and raise heat to 450°
  • Turn the chicken over so that breast side is now up
  • Bake for an additional 15 to 25 minutes or until thigh temperature (taken with an instant read thermometer) is 170°-180°
  • Remove chicken from oven
  • Carve chicken and drizzle with pan juices before serving

Nutrition

Calories

141 cal

Fat

11 g

Carbs

13 g

Protein

1 g
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Dr. Connie shares her expertise on lifestyle factors that can drastically improve your health. She continues to strive to maintain her health despite her Lupus diagnosis and as a result, lives a thriving life helping others do the same.