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!)

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

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