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Skillet Chicken with Jalapeño Lime Sauce for Soft Tacos

Skillet Chicken with Jalapeño Lime Sauce for Soft Tacos
Skillet Chicken with Jalapeño Lime Sauce for Soft Tacos
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Servings: 4 (2 soft tacos per person)
Preparation Time: 25-30 minutes

  • 6 chicken tenderloins
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 whole jalapeno pepper, grated
  • 1 cup chicken broth*
  • 1 large lime, zested and juiced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Season the chicken tenderloins with salt and pepper on both sides.

On medium heat, melt coconut oil in a large skillet. Once the skillet is hot, add the chicken. Sear the chicken for approximately 5 minutes per side then remove from the skillet. Set aside.

Add onions, garlic, and grated jalapeno to the skillet. Saute for 2-3 minutes to soften. Then add the chicken broth, lime juice, lime zest, chopped cilantro, paprika, and cayenne pepper. Stir the mixture, then add the chicken breasts back to the skillet. Simmer the chicken in the sauce for 7-8 minutes, turning the chicken once or twice in this process.

Simmer the chicken in the sauce for 7-8 minutes, turning the chicken once or twice. Then stir in the heavy cream and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer another 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and shred the chicken.

Serve shredded chicken on warm corn tortillas with sour cream, slices of lime, fresh salsa, and ripe pineapple.

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Slow-Cooker Moroccan Chicken and Rice

Slow-Cooker Moroccan Chicken and Rice
Slow-Cooker Moroccan Chicken and Rice
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Servings: 6
Preparation Time: 4 hours, slow-cooker

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 6-8 boneless chicken thighs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground chili powder
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup green olives, chopped
  • 1 lemon, sliced into strips
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth (or water)
  • 2 cups cooked rice

In a slow cooker, add coconut oil and onions. Place chicken thighs on top of onions and sprinkle with salt, pepper, turmeric, paprika, cinnamon, cilantro, and chili powder. Top with garlic, raisins, olives and lemon. Pour chicken broth (or water) on top of everything. Cook on high for 4 hours.

Serve over cooked rice.

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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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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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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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Easy Crockpot Chicken Fajita Bowls

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Easy Crockpot Chicken Fajita Bowls
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Servings: 6
Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Crockpot Chicken:

Optional Toppings:

  • chopped fresh tomatoes
  • fresh cilantro
  • lettuce
  • sour cream
  • cheese
  • shredded purple cabbage
  • sliced radishes
  • sliced avocado
  • black olives
  • cooked grains like rice, quinoa, etc.
  • beans

Grease crockpot with coconut oil, palm shortening, or butter.

Place chicken breasts, canned tomatoes with jalapeños, tomato paste, cumin, coconut oil, salt, chili powder, garlic, juice of one lime, and onion in crockpot. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6 hours.

Shred with fork. Squeeze remaining lime over chicken. Mix.

Fill bowls with lettuce then top with scoop of chicken. Add additional toppings of choice and enjoy.

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