October 17, 2017

West Coast Skillet Chicken - Whole 30 and Paleo


This recipe is very versatile and can be changed up to fit your taste preferences. It's Whole 30 approved the way I made it, but you could throw in some Parmesan cheese if you have a non-Paleo/Whole 30 eater. I really loved how pretty and colorful it looks. The more colorful your plate, the healthier it is!

West Coast Skillet Chicken
Makes 4 servings

1½ pounds organic boneless skinless chicken breasts (or thighs), cut into strips
½ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon dried thyme
3 tablespoons coconut oil, divided
4 ounces sweet onion cut into strips
8 ounces sliced mushrooms
4 ounces organic sweet bell pepper cut into strips (any combination of red, yellow and orange)
1 head organic Tuscan Kale, stripped from ribs chopped (I used a baby kale bagged mix from Trader Joe's)
¼ cup Balsamic vinegar
1 small can pitted black olives, drained and sliced
10 organic sun dried tomatoes (packed in oil variety), cut into strips
½ cup chicken stock
1 tablespoon cold clarified butter (optional, I did not use)
1 tablespoon fresh Whole30 pesto (optional, I did not use, but next time I plan to!)

Directions
1. Lay out chicken strips and season both sides with salt, pepper, garlic powder and thyme.
2. In a very large skillet, over high heat, pour in two tablespoons of the oil and let heat.
3. Piece by piece, lay in half the chicken and cook for about two minutes per side, then remove to a platter. Repeat for remainder of the chicken.
4. Add the remaining tablespoon of oil and reduce to medium high.
5. Add onions and stir two minutes then add peppers and mushrooms and stir and cook for five additional minutes or until mushrooms have softened.
6. Add kale, toss and cook ~2 more minutes or until kale is wilted.
7. Add vinegar and cook for about two minutes to deglaze.
8. Add olives, tomatoes, stock and cooked chicken, including any liquid from chicken.
9. Cook to evaporate some of the liquid, about two minutes, then remove from heat and optionally add cold clarified butter and pesto and toss to combine.
10. Enjoy!

Adapted from A Family Feast

September 11, 2017

Thai Peanut Turkey Burgers


Thai Peanut Turkey Burgers
Makes 5 patties

1 package lean ground turkey
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1/2 Tbsp chopped cilantro
1 green onion, chopped
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 egg

1. Combine all ingredients in medium size mixing bowl. Hands work best.
2. Shape into 5 patties.
3. Grill in a large skillet on medium heat ~5 minutes per side until internal temp reaches 165F. Or grill outdoors.

Thai Peanut Sauce
Makes ~3/4 cup of sauce

1/2 cup peanut butter
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp sesame oil (can omit)
1/4 cup water
2 Tbsp soy sauce or coconut aminos
1/2-1 Tbsp agave nectar
1/2 lime
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1 clove garlic
2 tsp fresh cilantro
1/4 tsp salt (more or less to taste)

1. Add all ingredients to blender and blend until well mixed and cilantro is very small.
2. Poor desired amount of sauce on burgers once they are cooked.
3. Store in jar in fridge.

January 28, 2017

Shrimp Fried Rice



Shrimp Fried Rice
Makes 1 large skillet or wok's worth

Ingredients
4 tablespoons soy sauce
1.5 tablespoons sesame oil
1 teaspoon ginger powder
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, diced
1 package frozen Trader Joe's stir fry veggie mix (or any veggie medley of your choice)
1 medium zucchini, sliced
1/2 bag of sliced mushrooms
2-3 cups cooked rice (I used Trader Joe's frozen brown rice)

Instructions

1. Whisk together soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger powder and white pepper. Set aside.
2. Defrost shrimp (or cook if using fresh) while chopping and preparing veggies.
3. Heat olive oil in large wok or skillet. Once heated, saute onions until translucent. Then saute garlic for 1 minute.
4. Add zucchini, mushrooms and frozen stir fry veggies to skillet and saute for 6-7 minutes until heated through and tender crisp.
5. While veggies are cooking, microwave rice.
6. Add shrimp and rice. Pour sauce over mixture and gently stir to combine all ingredients.
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