Now, I know its been a while between posts. Study, work, and family have certainly kept me busy the last year. 2017 is shaping up to be no different.
I started this year with so many commitments eating up my time, that I have to look at being more efficient where I could. I have started meal planning to make sure that I’m not wasting foods (pet hate of mine) and that I’m not spending more money on groceries than I should be. After our mortgage, food is our biggest expense in my household.
So, I got busy planning, and coming up with some new recipes. This one was one of them…
Chicken is the popular white meat in most households. Many of us prepare it the same way day in day out. Today, I wanted something a little different from my chicken. I wanted more flavour. Something that got the taste buds tingly, but not be too spicy for the family. So, I came up with my green chicken and sauce.
Chicken thighs really are a more succulent cut of chicken for this dish. While you could use breast meat if you prefer, it tends to be drier and not as flavoursome. I used to be one of those people who would only eat chicken breast meat. I have been converted though, and really do prefer using thighs more for baking or frying. This recipe would also be perfect to grill on the bbq as well.
Here’s a great new recipe for the kids, and the kids at heart. Previously, I have shared with you my grain-free chicken nugget recipe. Well, this recipe is a little take on that one, with a bit more flavour. If your looking for something that is going to please a crowd, then here it is.
If you were a fan of that popular fried chicken take away before going paleo, then this recipe is for you. PBC is short for Paleo Baked Chicken, a healthy and delicious fried chicken alternative. I originally came up with this recipe for my kids as a bit of a fun snack, but they have enjoyed it for dinner, for lunch, and also cold in their lunch boxes. Its one of those yummy foods that you might struggle to have just one.
Drumsticks are such an affordable and versatile cut of chicken to work with. They bake, roast, or slow cook beautifully, and are packed with flavour. The meat stays moist when cooked and they also happen to be dirt cheap. I can buy a dozen drumsticks for around $4 – $5 and feed my family of four, plus have leftovers for lunch boxes. You could of course use this recipe on other cuts like the wings or marylands. I know that price can be a factor for many families. Opting for cheaper cuts of quality meat is possibly the best way of saving a buck while still managing to eat paleo.
One of the things that we missed most when my family switched to eating paleo was gravy. Most gravies use a thickener that is grain based, so that was straight away out. We tried a few alternatives, but my gravy loving hubby was especially missing it.
A couple of months ago, I started to experiment and try to make my own paleo version. It took a few attempts, but once I made this delicious recipe several times it never failed. Gravy makes a roast! It just does. Now, you don’t have to miss gravy with your ‘Sunday roast’ anymore.