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Sophie Laura’s Baked Chipotle Lemon Chicken


Chipotle Lemon Chicken

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 servings


  • 6 small chicken drumsticks
  • 6 small chicken thighs
  • 2 tsp chipotle chilli powder or smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp refined coconut oil
  • 2 lemons quartered
  • 2 scallions thinly sliced
  • salt and pepper season to taste

Zucchini Fettuccini:

  • 800 g (1¾ lb) zucchini
  • 4 tbsp grass-fed butter or olive oil
  • salt and pepper season to taste


  1. Pre-heat oven to 180 °C (350 °F)
  2. Combine the chipotle powder with the cumin, garlic and onion powders plus the salt and pepper in a large mixing bowl
  3. Add the coconut oil, mix well then coat all of the chicken evenly

  4. Place in an ovenproof baking dish with the lemon quarters and cook uncovered for 40-45 minutes, turning the chicken over and basting occasionally during the cooking time

  5. Whilst the chicken is cooking, half the zucchini lenthways, scoop the seeds with a spoon and slice the halves very thinly with a potato peeler

  6. Boil 2 litres or half a gallon of salted water in a large pot and parboil the zucchini slices for a minute

  7. Drain the water, add salt and generous amounts of black pepper with the butter or olive oil and mix together

  8. Serve the chicken over a bed of zucchini fettuccini, sprinkle over the scallions and serve!

Recipe Notes

Nutritional Information

per serving: total carbs 5g | protein 37g | fat 47g | kcals 591

Sophie Laura

Hi! I'm Sophie (Easy Keto Lifestyle). I'm a Certified Nutrition Coach and I help women who struggle with their weight to radically transform their health and body, by living a simple yet delicious ketogenic lifestyle.

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