Monday, May 5, 2014

Grub It Up: Berry Glazed Slow-cooked Chicken

You might have noticed a dearth of paleo recipes around here lately. For a multitude of reasons, we've been serving up quick and easy and not really clean eats recently. But mom's had enough and is making an effort to get back to {mostly} clean eating -- she's keeping some dairy for now. We started out with some of our old favorites this week and worked in a new slow-cooked chicken dish, which was delish! A lot of people trade the slow cooker for the grill in warmer weather and while we love outdoor cooking, mom still is a big fan of the minimal involvement and cleanup the cooker offers. So, here's our weekly menu this past week and the yummy berry glazed chicken.  

Monday -- Prosciutto Egg Cups + Salad. Fruit for kiddos. 

Tuesday -- Chicken Breast Sauteed in Sweet Red Onion and Lemon + Green Beans (sautéed in a little olive oil with garlic) + Carrots (steamed and then tossed in a little butter, salt and cinnamon)

Wednesday -- Paleo Burgers + Sweet Potato Fries

Thursday -- leftovers

Friday -- dinner out - Kane had a special Shabbat dinner at school, which was super nice and yummy.

Saturday -- Berry Glazed Slow-cooked Chicken + Maple-Roasted Butternut Squash (also insanely delicious -- mom didn't have sage, but she added in pecans for the second part of roasting and then tossed in a little shredded kale for serving) + Yogurt Parfaits for kiddos

Sunday -- Spicy Parmesan Green Beans and Kale + Poached Eggs; Brinner for Kiddos 

Berry Glazed Slow-cooked Chicken 

- 2 chicken breasts (about 1 lb)
- 1/4 cup + 1/2 tbls raw honey
- 1/3 cup coconut aminos
- 1 tbls olive oil
- 2 tbls blackerry-blueberry jam
- 1 tsp almond butter
- 1/2 tsp cider vinegar
- 1/2 tsp toasted sesame oil
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/4 cup sweet onion, diced
- 1/8 tsp crushed red pepper

- In a bowl, combine all ingredients except chicken. Turn slow cooker to low and place chicken in bottom. Pour sauce ingredients over chicken. Cook for 3 hours. Flip chicken and cook for another hour. 
- Remove chicken from cooker. Pour sauce into small pot over medium heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes until sauce reduces. While the sauce is cooking, shred chicken with two forks. Toss chicken with sauce and serve. 


Candied Nuts said...

Wow this look amazing. Thanks for this great post.

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