The simple things in life are what make it worth living. Dinnertime is one of those simple things. It is a time to gather around a dinner table with loved ones to enjoy a delicious, home-cooked meal that was prepared with the sole purpose of pleasing those you care about. Add to that the element of 100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils, and you have now enhanced dinnertime with nutrients the way Young Living and nature intended.
That being said, it is time to share another mouth-watering dinner suggestion: This month’s recipe comes from health coach and Young Living distributor Tara Rayburn.
Citrus Fresh-Lime Baked Chicken
Recipe modified from Essential Gluten-Free Recipes by Tara Rayburn and Mary Vars
• organic, whole chicken • 1/2 cup coconut oil • 1/2 whole garlic bulb, peeled and crushed • 1 medium yellow onion • 1 lemon, quartered • 1/2 lime, quartered
Spices:• 1 tsp. turmeric • 3/4 tsp. cumin • 1/4 tsp. sea salt • 1 tsp. rosemary or a large bunch of fresh rosemary sprigs • 1/8 tsp. black pepper or lemon pepper
Young Living Essential Oils:• 3–5 drops Citrus Fresh™ essential oil blend • 3–5 drops lime essential oil
Preparation:• Heat oven to 350° Fahrenheit. • Remove gizzards and goodies from the inside of the chicken. (Don’t laugh—it’s easy to forget!) • Use glass baking pan and spread with coconut oil. • Chop garlic and onion. • Combine all spices in small glass cup, add essential oils, and mix with a toothpick. • Quarter lemons and limes, squeeze over chicken. • Stuff chopped garlic, onion, lemons, and limes into the chicken. • Trickle overflow chopped items and add any optional vegetable(s) (potatoes or other favorites) around the chicken. Place extra fresh rosemary sprigs around the inside of the pan. • Baste chicken 1–3 times while baking. • Bake for approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.
Be sure to thank Tara for this fantastic recipe and share your thoughts below. Bon appetite!
—Marco Colindres III, YL Product Marketing Manager