This One Pan Lemon Sage Baked Chicken with Green Olives is a quick healthy recipe to make over and over again. A zesty lemon sage marinade makes for a tender and juicy baked chicken dish! Plus the olives and onions give it a boost of nutrition and flavor! A paleo and whole 30 friendly recipes that’s great by itself or serve with extra veggies, rice, etc.
One Pan Lemon Sage Baked Chicken and Olives. Aka, the most flavorful juicy one pan baked chicken recipe you’ve ever laid eyes on. Or so I like to think. I wish I could just pass you a fork (virtually) so you could taste . One day we will be able to do that. But for now, I will do my best to describe every burst of flavor that saturates this paleo dish.
Let’s begin with an overhead snapshot. Mmmk?
You see, this baked chicken is one of the very few chicken recipes I actually like. If you know me, you know chicken is like the least favorite dishes for me to eat. Not make, to eat. I am picky. So when I DO make chicken, it has to be … what’s the word I am looking for? Um… EPIC. Or it has to be so stinkin’ flavorful that it doesn’t taste like dry bland chicken.
Here are my very picky chicken favorites. Yes, I am allowed to be bias 100%.
- Cranberry Balsamic Roasted Chicken
- Honey Cumin Roasted Chickpea and Chicken
- Drunken Chicken Zoodle Casserole
- Chili Lime Mango Baked Chicken Bowls
- Crock Pot Garlicky Green Chicken and Lentils
- Panko Paprika Crusted Chicken
And as you can see, every chicken recipe listed as some sort of marinade or topping to it. Yep, it’s all because of that saucy sauce (marinade). This One Pan Lemon Sage Baked Chicken and Olives is no different. That zesty lemon sage marinade is so heavenly and refreshing. It’s like Spring flavors “on fleek” and in a bowl. Well, almost spring that is. . so to speak.
Now, let’s dive deep into detail about this springy marinade.
First of all, it’s SOOOOOO easy to make; simple ingredients, paleo and whole 30 friendly without effort. Yea to making food simple and healthy.
Sage leaves, salt, pepper, paprika, onion, mustard (honey or dijon), olive oil, garlic, and lemon!
Blend it all together, pour over skinless chicken thighs or chicken breast, marinate for 15 minutes (or skip), and bake with green olives and extra onion slices! Then garnish with extra sage leaves, because they are so pretty.
Yep, that’s about it.
You’ll get a superfood dish that’s rich in healthy fats, protein, vitamin C, vitamin E, and rich in anti-inflammatory properties.
Fun Nerdy Fact about Sage, Sage tea, and Sage oil. Did you know that research has shown that this beauty of an herb can increase brain performance and concentration? It’s also great for soothing digestion and boosting immunity (source). Ya, all the things I need on a Monday. Would you agree?
Notes about the recipe and lemon sage marinade:
- This marinade is quite tasty on many things! Pork, salmon, veggies, etc. Stay tuned for another lemon sage marinade recipe coming up!
- Serve this baked chicken with roasted veggies, gluten free pasta, spiralized veggie noodles, quinoa, rice, or even broccoli rice.
Okay my little Spring chickens, let’s get cooking. Your new favorite baked Chicken Recipe awaits. And so does my brain power!
Oh, final tid bits.
Research has shown that burning sage removes a whopping 94% of harmful bacteria in the air. It’s called smudging. Have you heard of this? Haha I dare not attempt it yet, but it does sound enticing for Spring Cleaning. Haha!
Favorite Chicken Marinade?