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Lemon paprika chicken -lunch ideas

March 30, 2016
Lemon paprika chicken

It’s spicy, it’s zesty, it’s lemon paprika chicken!

This lemon paprika chicken is a fantastic way to add protein into your lunch or dinner. It uses minimal ingredients and little to no prep time. I promise your chicken will turn out moist and delicious every time!

Lemon paprika chicken

I have this love hate relationship with meal prepping.

I used to love it because I rarely had to do it and cooking is a form of relaxation for me but now that I have to do it pretty much every single day, I’ve been kind of dreading it.
Lemon paprika chicken

Prior to this, I actually thought I had a pretty diverse palette until I started meal prepping and began to realize I eat the same lunch every single day!

And as much as I love my lemon herb chicken and roasted veggies, after a while, it just got boring and I began to realize how repetitive my meals were.

So, I decided to switch it up a little bit and got myself some new spices!

Lemon paprika chicken
I’ve never used paprika before but I had it in chicken one time when I went out for Caribbean food and absolutely adored it so I decided to try to recreate it myself.

This ended up being one of the most brilliant ideas ever because lunches just got interesting again. Although, I should probably start coming up with new meal ideas now before I get bored.

Lemon paprika chicken

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Lemon paprika chicken

Lemon paprika chicken -lunch ideas
 
It's spicy, it's zesty, it's lemon paprika chicken! This lemon paprika chicken is a fantastic way to add protein into your lunch or dinner. It uses minimal ingredients and little to no prep time. I promise your chicken will turn out moist and delicious every time!
: Entree
Yield: 6
Ingredients
  • 6 skinless chicken breasts (4oz)
  • 1½ tablespoons Hungarian paprika
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • salt and pepper to taste
Method
  1. Place all the ingredients in a bowl and allow chicken to marinade for at least 15 minutes but marinading it overnight will yield more flavorful chicken
  2. Transfer chicken onto lined baking sheet. Bake at 350F for 15 - 20 minutes or until cooked in the middle.
  3. Serve right away with your meal or store in the fridge for up to 2 days. Reheat it in the oven or place a damp paper towel on it before microwaving.

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