Monday, November 3, 2014

paleo chicken (isn't chicken, by nature, paleo?)

I am going to post a few recipes from my friend Randi. She has a business called Clean Living Revolution. Check her out of the book of face.

1. Crockpot Chicken
1 Large Roasting Chicken
2 Teaspoons Paprika
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
½ Teaspoon Garlic Powder
¼ Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
¼ Teaspoon Black Pepper
1 Onion

Combine Spices to taste (I sometimes add more salt), remove Giblets from Chicken and Clean, Rub Spices onto Chicken, Place chopped onion onto bottom of crockpot, chicken on top, and cook on high for 4-5 hours (for a 3 or 4 pound chicken) & serve.
*Save leftover chicken and stock for tomorrow night’s meal!

NOTE: You can also use the bones and broth to make homemade chicken stock that is yummy and so much healthier than what you can buy in the store.

* Take the carcass after you have removed the meat, put it back in the crock pot. Add celery, carrots, garlic, salt if needed, and a tbsp. or two of apple cider vinegar (this will draw the calcium and minerals out of the bones and make it that much healthier for you). We prefer Bragg’s Apple Cider vinegar. Fill with water and cook in Crock Pot on low for at least 8-10 hours, but I cook ours for 24 hours. Strain well and keep in fridge for a week or two to use for cooking. Freeze it in ice cubes if you don’t think you’ll use it all before it goes bad. Then add to recipes as you need it.

2. Leftover chicken Stew
Left over chicken (If want more, you may use a rotisserie chicken that is seasoned with only salt & pepper—check ingredients list before purchase. We recommend buying at Whole Foods, Earth Fare, etc.)
Chicken stock
¼ cup ghee or coconut oil
2 chopped onions
4 cloves garlic
¼ cup coconut flour (*optional for thickening)
2 cups carrots and 2 celery sticks chopped
*Optional veggies—green beans, mushrooms, Kale
½ cup canned coconut milk

In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt ghee or coconut oil, and add onions & garlic, sauté until brown. You may also add coconut flour here for thickening. Then throw it all in a pot with a little chicken stock or water, cover, & let it simmer until done—about 30 min! Easy peasy!

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