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 

Ingredients
- 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

Directions
- 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. 

2 comments:

Candied Nuts said...

Wow this look amazing. Thanks for this great post.

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