Healthy Chicken Recipes

Korean BBQ Chicken Strips

Korean BBQ Chicken Strips
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Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 30 minutes

  • 4 chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons organic fermented soy sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1″ slice fresh ginger, minced
  • salt & pepper, to taste

Heat oil in a large skillet. Add chicken breasts and season with a little salt, pepper and chili powder. Cook on each side for about 8 minutes or until cooked through.

Add in remaining ingredients and simmer over low-medium heat for about 10 minutes or until sauce has thickened.

Serve chicken with cauliflower rice and steamed vegetables.

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Creamy Dairy Free Coconut Zucchini Soup

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Creamy Dairy Free Coconut Zucchini Soup
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Servings: 3-4
Preparation Time: 45 minutes

  • 2 tablespoons virgin coconut oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 large garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1.5 pounds zucchini, chopped
  • salt to taste
  • 1.5 cups vegetable stock or chicken broth*
  • 1 tablespoon coconut cream concentrate

Make Your Own Chicken Broth:

*Chicken broth is super simple to make. Follow the recipe here.

Heat a sauce pan on low-medium heat and add coconut oil. Once the oil is hot, add ground pepper, garlic and onions. Stir immediately to avoid burning the pepper. Cook until the onion is soft, stirring intermittently. Add chopped zucchini and salt. Cover and cook until the zucchini is softened. Then add the vegetable stock or chicken broth. Let it simmer for 2 minutes.

Let it cool, then puree it using a blender, until smooth.

Transfer to the saucepan again, add in the coconut cream concentrate and stir well. Warm it slightly. Season with pepper and serve.

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Simple Chicken Soup with Bok Choy

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Simple Chicken Soup with Bok Choy
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Servings: 4-6
Preparation Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Place chicken thighs in a large pot and cover with broth and water. Boil for 1/2 hour to 1 hour or until shredding easily. Add remaining ingredients and cook for an additional 10 minutes.

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Honey Mustard Chicken and Veggies

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Honey Mustard Chicken and Veggies
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Preparation Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 3

Preheat oven to 350° F.

In a large dutch oven place chicken breasts, carrots, and broccoli. In a small bowl combine all remaining ingredients except hot water. Whisk to combine and then add hot water, stirring again, a smooth consistency is desired. Pour sauce over chicken and vegetables. Cover with lid and bake for 50-60 minutes. Remove lid, sprinkle with additional black pepper and turmeric is desired, and broil for 5 minutes.

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Maple Dijon Chicken

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Maple Dijon Chicken
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Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 30 minutes

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 3-4 chicken breasts, sliced into strips
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup dijon mustard

In a skillet, heat coconut oil. Add in chicken strips and sprinkle with salt, pepper, thyme and rosemary. Sauté for about 10 minutes.

Flip chicken strips and add in onions and garlic. Saute for another 10 minutes or until chicken strips are cooked through.

Pour in maple syrup and dijon mustard. Stir and cook for about 5 minutes to warm and caramelize sauce. Serve.

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Dairy Free Thai Red Chicken Coconut Curry

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Dairy Free Thai Red Chicken Coconut Curry
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Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 20 minutes

  • 1 tablespoon red curry paste
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 2 cups coconut milk*
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil or coconut oil
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon crushed black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon grated garlic
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3-5 brocolli florets
  • 1-2 carrots
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped

Thai Gravy:

In a medium bowl combine red curry paste and fish sauce with fresh coconut milk. Stir well, until smooth.

Chicken:

Heat a pan on medium high heat. Add oil and fry chicken pieces along with some black pepper for about 5-6 minutes or until tender. Remove chicken to dish along with liquid released by chicken.

Curry:

Use the same pan. Wipe it clean with a paper towel then add a tablespoon of oil and sauté grated ginger and garlic for a minute. Add onions and sauté until onions become translucent. Add broccoli florets and sauté for a minute. Now add carrots and thinly sliced red and yellow bell pepper. Mix well and cook the vegetables covered for 2-3 minutes. Remove the cover and add cooked chicken. Mix well. Cover again and cook for 2 minutes. Add in the prepared Thai gravy. Sprinkle red chili powder and mix. Let it come to a boil. Keep the heat low and let it simmer for 5 more minutes. Add curry powder and mix well.

Sprinkle chopped cilantro, mix well and remove from heat. Serve with rice.

*For the freshest coconut milk make homemade coconut milk. (See video at this link.)

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Gluten Free Chicken Spinach Bundles

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Gluten Free Chicken Spinach Bundles
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Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Crust:

  • 1 cup gluten-free flour blend*
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup palm shortening
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk**

Filling:

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 cup chicken, cooked and shredded
  • 1 teaspoon basil or Italian seasonings
  • 1 cup cheese, shredded

In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in palm shortening until mix is crumbly. Slowly add in milk until dough ball forms. Add more milk if dough is too dry – it should form together easily. Divide dough into four pieces. Roll each piece out into a thin rectangle.

Meanwhile, sauté spinach in coconut oil with garlic over medium heat until soft. Add in chicken and seasonings. Add 1/4 of the filling mixture into the middle of a dough circle. Top with 1/4 cup shredded cheese. Carefully fold crust around filling and seal edges (use water to help if necessary). Repeat with remaining dough and filling.

Bake on a greased baking sheet at 375° F for about 15 minutes.

*Gluten Free Flour Mix:

Makes 3 cups

Mix all ingredients together and use as directed.

**Homemade Coconut Milk

*For the freshest coconut milk homemade coconut milk. (See video at this link.)

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Berry BBQ Skillet Chicken

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Berry BBQ Skillet Chicken
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Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Skillet Chicken:

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 large chicken breasts, cut into chunks
  • 1-2 cups pineapple fresh pineapple, cut into chunks
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • pineapple shells, for cooking

Berry BBQ Sauce: makes about 1 cup

  • 1/2 cup ketchup*
  • 1/4 cup blueberry jam/preserve
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle pepper powder

In a large skillet, heat coconut oil. Add in chicken, paprika, salt, pepper and chili powder. Cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes.

Turn chicken over and place pieces of pineapple shell over chicken while it is cooking. This allows the chicken to steam cook and also allows pineapple juice to drip onto chicken. Cook for an additional 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Remove pineapple shell and add in pineapple chunks. Sauté for just a couple minutes to get pineapple coated in seasonings.

Meanwhile, mix together sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Pour over chicken in skillet or serve on the side.

Make your own Homemade Fresh Tomato Ketchup, following this recipe here.

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