November 07, 2014

Paleo Curried Lemon Coconut Chicken (Paleo, GAPS, SCD)



Happy friday everyone! I hope you are having a good week. And even if not, at least the weekend is almost here!

I was in a real rush one day and realized that I didn't have anything prepared for dinner. So I randomly threw some ingredients into my slow cooker and headed out the door. Well it turns out the dish was actually really good! So good that I have made it a few more times and decided it was time to share it on the blog. I wish I could say that this happened with every recipe that I throw together but unfortunately this is not the case. For every recipe that makes it to the blog there are at least as mainly failures. So goes life as a food blogger.

On a totally unrelated note do any of you live in Boston or have you spent any time there? I will be heading there next week for a conference and I have never been there before. I would love to visit Harvard if I have time but beyond that I am open to suggestions. Any paleo friendly restaurants you would recommend? Or shopping destinations I should check out? Museums that are good? Seriously I am open to your ideas!

And since I will be in the States I plan on stocking up on a few precious food items that I can't get here at home like Kerrygold butter, Great Lakes Grassfed Gelatin, Epic Bars and hopefully a few new things. I always love heading to Whole Foods when I am in the U.S and wandering the isles looking for safe foods that I can try. I really wish Whole Foods would come to Calgary. I am like a kid in a candy store in that place. It makes me so happy! I actually booked the apartment that I did because it is only a few blocks from Whole Foods. Yep I am going to be eating well on this trip my friends!

I am also really looking forward to catching up on some sleep while I am away. All this studying on top of working is starting to take it's toll I am afraid. I am already counting down to the days when I write my exams in the spring and life will finally get a bit easier again. It seems so far away, yet scarily close at the same time. Is that even a word? Scarily? The spell check isn't getting angry red at me so maybe it is? Who knew?!

I would love to hear what you think about this chicken.  And as always I would be thrilled if you followed me on PinterestInstagram and Facebook!

Happy eating everyone! And have a good weekend! 



Ingredients

1 can full fat coconut milk (I recommend this kind
zest and juice from 1 lemon (equivalent to 1/4 cup lemon juice) 
1 TBSP curry spice (this brand is SCD legal
1 tsp turmeric (I used this kind
1/2 tsp sea salt
6 ethically raised chicken breasts or thighs (buy here


Directions

1. Turn your slow cooker or crock pot onto high heat
2. Add all the ingredients to the slow cooker
3. Cook for 4 hours
4. Serve and enjoy!

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16 comments:

  1. This looks delicious. I just started following your blog. You are an inspiration to me! I am a resident too(pathology). I always make excuses not to work out or eat as healthy as I should. You go girl!
    Sorry if this posts twice my phone is on the fritz

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by evyoung42 and for your kind words. It can definitely be tough to stay healthy during residency. You have to make it a priority for sure. Where are you doing your training? I could never do pathology… all those cells look the same to me!

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  2. I am at East Tennessee State. My husband,Chris, is in the IM program here. I just put this recipe in the crock pot after getting some yummy fresh market chicken yesterday! I hope it looks as good as your pictures!!
    Oh and do not feel bad the cells all look the same to us for a while too. I guess that is why it is 4 years haha! :)

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    1. Oh I hope you like the chicken! Let me know how it turns out :) I hope you guys get some time off over the holidays. Happy New Year!

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  3. Hi, Erin. LOVE this recipe! So I included it in my contributor post – “50 Fabulous Grain-Free Slow Cooker Meals” – over at Keeper of the Home. I hope it sends lots of new friends your way! :)

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    1. Kelly thanks so much!! I definitely appreciate it :)

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  4. Do you slice the chicken breasts before or after you cook them?

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    1. No I just throw them in whole and then break them apart when it's done (they are so tender they just shred). Either should work though

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  5. Depending on our grocery store choice the size of chicken breasts can vary greatly. Do you know approximate weight of the chicken? Also, are we talking boneless chicken? Can it be cooked longer on Low heat setting?

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    1. Hi Melissa! I have used chicken breasts of varying sizes for this recipe without having to change the recipe at all. I am not sure as to the weight of the breasts I have used but I would say they were medium sized (ie. Not the gigantic hormone fed ones). I used bone-in breasts for mine, but I am sure boneless would also work. I have not tried cooking this recipe on low heat but if you do I would suggest trying for 6-8 hours instead.

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  6. Depending on our grocery store choice the size of chicken breasts can vary greatly. Do you know approximate weight of the chicken? Also, are we talking boneless chicken? Can it be cooked longer on Low heat setting?

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  7. I am definitely going to try this out today and a similar recipe at that I found at Epicure Recipe

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  8. do you think it would be good to add snap peas/brocolli/carrots or other veggies into the slow cooker? or better made separate, then mixed in?

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    1. Hey Mary! Either should work. You could definitely add them to the slow cooker. It all depends how well cooked you want them. I would suggest adding them in the last 1-2 hours or so if you do want to try adding them to the mix, they will just be more cooked than if you add them separately at the end. Hope that helps!

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  9. How do you modify this recipe for the instant pot?

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    1. I'm not sure I've never made it in the instapot. Good luck if you try it!

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