Cooking with Young Living

1 Posted by - April 8, 2013 - Archive

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


• 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


• 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


  • Julie zehendner January 16, 2015 - 12:19 pm Reply

    Anyone try lavender brownies?

  • Sue Sturos March 12, 2014 - 9:49 pm Reply

    Cannot wait to try this, sweet deal this is to find! 😉 Thanks Tara Rayburn!

  • A Royal Daughter April 9, 2013 - 4:11 pm Reply

    This sounds SO delicious!

  • Tara Rayburn April 9, 2013 - 1:58 pm Reply

    Thank you Young Living for posting this family favorite recipe. The essential oils added to the seasoning really brings the flavor over the top. Mary Vars and I have more recipes for meals, munchies, freshies and goodies, in Essential Gluten Free Recipes: Simple * Nutrient Rich* Essential Oil Infused …”An agent of lifestyle change, disguised as a recipe book.”

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