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Whole30 Creamy Lemon Basil Chicken

This Creamy Lemon Basil Chicken is a delightful change-up from those boring old weeknight chicken dinners. Perfectly cooked chicken breast with fresh green beans and a lovely (bacony) cream sauce to go over top.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword dairy free, gluten free, keto, paleo, whole 30
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 3 servings
Calories 480kcal
Author Sara


  • 4 strips Bacon
  • 3 Chicken Breasts
  • 3 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup Chicken Broth
  • 3 Tbls Lemon Juice
  • 1 cup Coconut Milk
  • 1.5 cups Green Beans
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 2 Tbls Fresh Basil
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper Flakes
  • 1 Tbls Tapioca Starch
  • 1 Lemon sliced


  • Heat your skillet over medium heat and add the bacon. Cook through and remove from pan. Take out all but 2 Tbls of the remaining bacon fat
  • Pat the chicken breasts dry and season with salt and pepper. Add to the skillet and cook on each side for 5 minutes and set aside
  • Add in the minced garlic and cook for 1 minute (add a little olive oil to the pan if needed), stirring to make sure it doesn't burn
    Then add in the broth, coconut milk, lemon juice and pepper flakes to the skillet and bring to a boil
  • Add in the chicken and reduce to a simmer. Cover and cook for 10 minutes. After the 10 minutes, add in the green beans and cook for another 5 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and green beans are just tender
  • Remove the chicken and green beans with a slotted spoon, leaving the sauce in the pan. Make a slurry with 1 Tbls of tapioca starch and 1 Tbls water and add to the pan with the basil and chopped bacon
    Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer until just thickend
    Serve over the chicken and green beans


Calories: 480kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 1305mg | Potassium: 970mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 559IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 4mg