Ever since I switched over to eating a low carb diet, I’ve never felt better in my entire life. I have more energy and mental clarity on a day to day basis than I ever used to have when my diet was full of processed junk. Part of the reason I’m doing so well with low carb eating is because I like to keep my options flexible. Some days, I eat more of a keto style diet and keep my carb intake to the bare minimum. Other days, I adhere to a few basic paleo principles to make some truly tasty meals. The recipe I’m sharing today is a great example of one such tasty paleo meal. It makes a low carb, high protein paleo sheet pan dinner with chicken, broccoli, garlic, and a few other terrific ingredients. Everything that goes into this dinner is 100% paleo-friendly and will leave you feeling like a million bucks in no time at all.
The Ultimate Paleo Sheet Pan Meal
Not only is this dinner a fantastic choice when it comes to healthy eating, but it’s incredibly tasty as well. I like to use four large boneless skinless chicken breasts whenever I make this recipe, but you can feel free to use dark meat chicken pieces as well if you’d like to up the fat content a bit. Again, it’s all about the flexibility! Whatever you decide on, simply season your chicken with a bit of salt and pepper before arranging them evenly on one half of your prepared baking sheet.
Next, grab a small bowl and add your broccoli florets, ⅔ of your minced garlic, red pepper flakes, olive oil, and salt to taste. Broccoli is a classic option to pair with a paleo-friendly chicken dinner, as it’s low in carbs and ultra nutrient-dense. It’s a fantastic source of essential vitamins and minerals that also provides some rather potent antioxidant and anticancer activities. (1) When you combine your broccoli with the rest of the ingredients used, it also ends up being ridiculously tasty — perfect for anyone in your family who may not be too keen on eating their healthy greens.
Spread your broccoli mixture evenly on the other half your baking sheet next to the chicken. Next, get a small bowl ready and combine your melted ghee, a tablespoon of lemon juice, and the rest of your minced garlic. Drizzle the chicken with this mixture and toss to coat. This gives your chicken breasts (or thighs!) a delicious buttery garlic flavor that will absolutely delight your taste buds. And considering just how much garlic is used when making this recipe, it’s no surprise that this meal is chock full of some great health benefits. Along with boosting your immune system and helping to prevent certain diseases, garlic is also great for relieving hypertension by helping to keep your blood pressure under control. (2)
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The Ultimate Low Carb High Protein Paleo Sheet Pan Dinner
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
4 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 tbsp melted ghee
2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
5 garlic cloves, minced
4 cups broccoli florets
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
3 tbsp olive oil
salt, black pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 425°F.
- Lightly grease a large pan sheet. Set aside.
- In a bowl place the broccoli florets, 2/3 of minced garlic, red pepper flakes, olive oil and salt to taste.
- Toss to combine.
- Spread the broccoli florets into an even layer covering about ½ of the pan sheet. (see note)
- Season the chicken with salt and black pepper to taste.
- Place on the prepared pan sheet.
- In a small bowl combine the melted ghee, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and remaining minced garlic.
- Drizzle the chicken with ghee mixture and toss to coat.
- Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes.
- Drizzle the broccoli with remaining lemon juice and toss to combine.
- Serve immediately.
If necessary use 2 trays or cook it in 2 batches.