Coconut Crusted Chicken

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Ingredients
• 1 lb chicken
• 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
• 1/4 cup coconut flour
• 1/8 cup dijon mustard
• 1/8 cup honey
• Coconut oil spray

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 F and lightly spray glass baking pan with coconut oil spray.
2. Mix mustard and honey in a small bowl. Place coconut flour in another bowl, coconut flakes in a third bowl.
3. Dip both sides of the chicken into the coconut flour.
4. Then, coat both sides of the chicken in the mustard/honey mixture.
5. Finally, generously sprinkle top side of chicken with unsweetened coconut flakes.
6. Place chicken in a glass baking pan and bake for about 40 minutes, or until the coconut crust is golden brown.
7. Serve immediately! I like to dip this chicken in my favorite ketchup, Portlandia Ketchup. (:

Tomato Basil Chicken With Garlic Butter Sauce

Tomato Basil Chicken With Garlic Butter Sauce

Garlic…basil…butter…it’s hard to go wrong with these three ingredients. (: Enjoy!

Ingredients
• 1 lb chicken breast
• 4 tbsp butter
• 1 cup tomato sauce (This if my favorite brand – no sugar added!)
• 4 garlic cloves, minced
• Sea salt

Directions
1. Melt butter on stovetop, then add garlic. Saute for 4 – 5 minutes until garlic is fragrant and golden brown.
2. Add chicken, season with sea salt and cook for several minutes on both sides. Make sure the chicken is cooked thoroughly through the middle. No pink on the inside!
3. Cover chicken with tomato sauce and cook for 4 – 5 additional minutes.
4. Remove from heat, top with fresh basil and serve immediately!

What is your favorite chicken recipe?

Honey Sesame Lime Chicken

Honey Sesame Lime Chicken

It seems I’ve been on a chicken kick these past few weeks and man oh man, this is another drool-worthy recipe. (: I’m not sure if I like this chicken or the garlic ginger chicken better, but they both left me wanting more. Much much more. Enjoy!

Ingredients
• 1 lb chicken
• 1/4 cup honey 
• 1/8 cup coconut aminos
• 3 garlic cloves, minced
• 3 tbsp fresh lime juice
• 2 tbsp rice vinegar
• 2 tbsp arrowroot powder
• 1 tbsp sesame seeds

Directions
1. Pre-heat oven to 375 F
2. Combine all ingredients, minus the chicken, in a small sauce pan.
3. Bring to a boil, then let simmer for 4 – 5 minutes or until sauce begins to thicken.
4. Place the chicken in a glass bake dish and pour the sauce over the meat, making sure the sauce is spread evenly across all surfaces.
5. Bake the chicken for about 45 minutes.
6. Remove chicken from the oven and let sit for about 10 minutes. The sauce will thicken during this time.

Tonight I served with a side of rice, but feel free to serve with quinoa, veggies, etc. If you’re making rice/quinoa, I suggest boiling the rice/quinoa in bone broth rather than water and add 1 tbsp Kerrygold butter per 1 cup rice/quinoa.

Garlic Ginger Teriyaki Chicken

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Wasn’t sure how this would turn out but safe to say, this is one of my new favorite recipes. This chicken is the real deal. (: Enjoy!

Ingredients – Chicken
• 2 cloves garlic, minced
• 1 tbsp Kerrygold butter
• 1 lb chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
• 1 tbsp olive oil
• Sauce (see below)
• Sea salt to taste
• Sesame seeds
• Lemon juice (optional)

Ingredients – Sauce
• 1/3 cup coconut aminos
• 3 cloves garlic, minced
• 2 tbsp honey
• 2 tbsp arrowroot powder
• 3 tbsp ginger, minced
• 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
• 1 tsp avocado oil

Directions
1. In a large sauce pan, heat butter and saute garlic until fragrant, about 3 – 5 minutes.
2. Season the chicken with a little sea salt, then add the chicken to the garlic pan and saute until the chicken is thoroughly cooked.
3. While the chicken is cooking, prepare the sauce by simply whisking all the ingredients until blended.
4. Once the chicken is cooked, pour the teriyaki sauce into the pan and mix to coat the chicken evenly.
5. Continue cooking until the sauce thickens.
6. Remove from heat, top with sesame seeds and serve immediately. I served with a side of broccoli and quinoa. Flavor broccoli with lemon juice and sea salt if you so desire. (:

Chicken Cauliflower Casserole

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Ingredients
• 1 sweet onion, chopped
• 1/8 cup Kerrygold butter (unsalted)
• 1 lb ground chicken (or your meat of choice)
• 1 head of cauliflower, chopped
• 1 bunch broccolini, chopped
• 2 cups quinoa
• 2 cups bone broth
• 1 can coconut milk, full fat
• 1/2 tsp cumin
• 1/2 tsp dried oregano
• 1/2 tsp paprika
• sea salt to taste

Directions
1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F.
2. Melt butter in a pan and sauté onions until fragrant and translucent, about 10 minutes.
3. In the same pan, add the ground chicken and cook until golden brown.
4. While the chicken is cooking, put the cauliflower and broccolini in a steamer and cook for about 20 minutes.
5. Also while the chicken is cooking, begin prepping the quinoa: boil 2 cups of bone broth with 2 cups of quinoa and cook until quinoa absorbs all of the broth.
6. Combine chicken/onion mixture, veggies, quinoa, coconut milk and spices into casserole dish and bake in oven for about 30-35 minutes or until the top of the casserole is golden brown.
7. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Spring Roll Bowl With Garlic Lime Sauce

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One of my new favorites! So delicious and fairly easy to make. Enjoy!

Ingredients (sauce)
• 5 cloves garlic
• 1/8 cup fresh ginger
• 2 tbsp rice vinegar
• 1/3 cup coconut aminos
• 1/4 cup avocado oil
• 3 limes, juiced

Ingredients (bowl)
• 1 lb chicken thigh
• 4 oz rice noodles
• 1/2 cup yellow onion, chopped
• 1 bell pepper, chopped
• 2 tbsp Kerrygold butter
• 1 cup fresh basil, chopped
• 1 cup fresh mint, chopped
• 1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
• 1 avocado

Directions
1. Place all sauce ingredients in a blender and pulse until ingredients are well-blended. Set aside.
2. In a sauce pan, cook chicken until done. Chop into bite-sized pieces, then set aside.
3. Cook rice noodles according to directions, then set aside.
4. Sauté onion and pepper in the butter for about 10 minutes or until onions become translucent. Mix in the chopped herbs, noodles and chicken until blended. Top with sauce and garnish with freshly sliced avocado.
5. Serve immediately and enjoy!