Looking for an interesting, yet satiating meal that has a variety of tastes? Well this one’s for you! This is Dan from Primal4Life bringing you ”Blue Ribbon Country Captain Chicken” from the Well Fed cookbook! This recipe was originally from Melissa Joulwan’s mother, which won first place in a “Share-Your-Recipe” contest. And with us using a few healthy, yet savory items from Julian Bakery, we Paleo things up just a bit more!
This meal has a ton of different ingredients and flavors, which means a bunch of nutrients and vitamins too! Speaking of, we are using a couple items that bring nothing but love to your plate…. The Sunfood Super Foods Fine Himalayan Crystal Salt is found hidden away from the elements, and gives us 84 trace minerals, which we need… Table salt doesn’t hold a candle to this stuff!!! And with Nuco Liquid Premium Coconut Oil, we are getting a non-GMO, organic coconut oil, naturally infused with garlic or lemon herb… or go with the original flavor. Whichever you choose, know that you are getting one of the highest quality organic coconut oils, in a pourable form. No mess equals no fuss!!!
• 3 strips nitrate-free organic bacon
• 2 lbs boneless chicken
• Sunfood Super Foods Fine Himalayan Course Salt and black pepper to taste
• 4 medium onions, thinly sliced (about 4 cups)
• 3 large bell peppers (red and/or green), thinly sliced
• 3 cloves garlic, minced (about 1 tbsp)
• 3 tbsp raisins
• ½ cup chicken broth
• 2 tbsp curry powder
• 3 scallions, green tops only, thinly sliced
• 3 tbsp sliced almonds, toasted (optional)
1) Preheat the oven to 350F
2) Cut the bacon crosswise into 1/4-inch wide pieces. Place the chopped bacon in a cold skillet, turn the heat to medium-high, and fry the bacon until its crisp, about 3-4 minutes. Remove from the pan with a wooden spoon and drain on a paper towel.
3) Season the chicken generously with Himalayan Salt and pepper. Add the Garlic Nuco Liquid Premium Coconut Oil to the bacon fat in the pan, and reheat the skillet, about 3 minutes. Add the chicken in a single layer, smooth side down. Don’t crowd the pan and don’t annoy the chicken! You want it to form a crisp, brown crust, so place it in the pan and leave it alone, about 4 minutes per side. You may need to cook it in batches or be daring and get two pans going at once. As the chicken browns, remove it from the skillet and place it in a single layer in a 13×9-inch baking pan.
4) In the same pan, without draining any remaining fat, sauté the onions, peppers, garlic, and raisins until the vegetables just begin to soften, but are not cooked through. Spread them on top of the chicken and return the skillet to the stove.
5) Pour the chicken broth into the hot skillet and use a wooden spoon to scrape up any brown bits. Add the curry powder to the pan and stir until the sauce begins to thicken, about 2 minutes. Pour the sauce over the chicken and wrap the pan tightly with aluminum foil.
6) Baked 35 minutes, then remove the foil, increase the heat to 400F, and bake an additional 5-10 minutes. Before serving, sprinkle with scallions, bacon, and almonds.
• 20 minutes
• 45 minutes
Definitely not a simple task, but you can do it!! If you are feeling up for it, give it your all and make sure you give it the best ingredients possible like we did; using some of Julian Bakery’s finest! And I also made sure to grab a slice of almond Paleo Bread, which is low in calories, carbs, and keeps you satiated with its healthy fats and fiber. Plus, it doesn’t have GMO’s, gluten, grains, dairy, or soy, which is awesome news for us Paleo folk, looking to eat healthy, get or stay in shape, and also remain pain free (like me!!!).
So make sure you grab a copy of Well Fed, it’s a great Paleo cookbook with a ton of awesomeness inside. We often refer to this one whenever we want a solid, tasty, and filling meal. Just flipping through the book, I just stumbled onto “Citrus Carnitas”, and I totally can imagine this recipe in a Paleo Wrap!!! If you don’t know about the Paleo Wrap, you better check out www.PaleoWrap.com and order up the best wraps on Earth! Strong, tasty, organic, non-gmo, only 70 calories, 4 net carbs, and made from just coconut!
Thanks for checking out this food blog using quality, organic items from www.JulianBakery.com/Paleo. I hope you enjoyed it, we certainly did! Until next time….
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