Lemon Butter Chicken & Butternut Squash Noodles


When I started my first round of Whole30 in February, I was looking for new ideas to cook Whole30 compliant chicken and came across Jay’s Baking Me Crazy‘s recipe for Paleo Lemon Butter Chicken. I modified her recipe a bit but oh my lord, DELICIOUS is an understatement. I’ve made this recipe at least 8 times, no lie. I’m hooked! This recipe is super easy and perfect for anyone looking for a delicious, paleo and Whole30 friendly meal 🙂


1lb chicken breast
3 tablespoons of ghee
1/4 cup of coconut cream
1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 tablespoons of basil
1 juiced lemon
1lb of butternut squash noodles*
1 tablespoon of capers

*WholeFoods sells a 1lb package of butternut squash noodles for less than $5 if you don’t have the desire to make your own 🙂 

Cooking Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375°.
  2. With cooking sheers, cut up chicken breasts into small cubed size pieces. I found that this helps the flavors infuse into the chicken easily and it makes it easier to serve.
  3. In a sauce pan, combine ghee, coconut cream, garlic powder, salt, basil, and lemon juice. Stir consistently and simmer on stove until everything has melted together.
  4. Put all the cut up pieces of chicken breasts in a 9X9 glass cooking pan and pour the mixture from the sauce pan over all the chicken breasts. Sprinkle capers into the mixture.
  5. Bake for 40-45 minutes. After about 25 minutes of cooking, flip chicken over and spoon mixture over chicken. Let chicken finish cooking for the remaining time.
  6. In a frying pan, spray cooking oil and sauté butternut squash noodles for about 8-10 minutes making sure to keep rotating noodles in the pan. Season with salt and garlic powder for desired taste.
  7. Set noodles aside.
  8. When the chicken is finished cooking, divide servings of butternut squash in separate bowls and spoon desired amount of chicken and mixture over noodles.
  9. Enjoy!! 🙂

If you try this recipe, let me know what you think!

What’s your favorite way to enjoy butternut squash noodles? Let me know if there are any recipes you suggest!


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