Recipe of the Month: Roast Lemon Chicken with Green Beans


Full of appetite-satisfying protein, this chicken dish is very tasty and extremely easy to make. It can be
served with steamed green beans or baby spinach. Or, if you prefer you can roast some vegetables with the
chicken and potatoes; sweet potatoes, peppers or courgettes all work well.

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 2 large lemons
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 whole chicken fi llets (preferably free-range or organic)
  • 600g potatoes, scrubbed, cut into wedges, skin on
  • 3 sprigs rosemary, leaves removed
  • 400g steamed green beans, to serve


1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Juice 1 lemon. Cut remaining lemon into wedges.

2. Combine lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, chicken, potato wedges and salt and pepper in a large bowl. Toss to combine. Arrange in a roasting pan.

3. Place lemon wedges over chicken and potatoes. Sprinkle with rosemary.

4. Roast for 45 minutes or until chicken is golden and lemons slightly charred. Serve with steamed green beans or baby spinach.

Low FODMAP diet tip: Make this a Low FODMAP recipe by omitting garlic.

Categories : Chicken, Recipes

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About Elaine

Elaine graduated from Trinity College with a B.Sc., (Hons) in Human Nutrition and Dietetics. She gained wide experience working as clinical nutritionist in several hospitals prior to establishing her first private dietetic clinic in 1992.

Private Practice Experience
Elaine has gained vast experience specialising in providing private individual dietetic consultations for her clients in her clinics for the past 17 years. In recent years, her main areas of interest are weight management, obesity, diabetes, heart disease and nutrition and gastro-enterology.

Elaine is an active member of the INDI and was chairperson of the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic weight management interest group from 2005 to 2007.

Dietetic and Nutrition Consultancy
Elaine has provided dietetic consultancy to a wide range of industries including private hospitals, hotels and catering companies. She has designed, piloted, implemented and coordinated workplace wellbeing programmes for several prominent companies and large international corporations.