Coconut orange paleo chicken turned out pretty well for something we made on a whim. The girls and I made this dinner for my parents and the chicken was a huge hit.
The girls loved the chicken, but not the sauce. Mr. Meaty felt the same. (He’s not a coconut fan.) Everyone else liked it all together. I was a big fan of the sauce, myself. I love coconut and almonds. It went deliciously with our Candy Cabbages (caramelized brussels sprouts).
If you don’t eat chicken, try a vegan version with chickpea cutlets.
If you like chicken (especially paleo chicken), try this recipe, too.
Coconut Orange Paleo Chicken
1 cup sliced almonds (optional)
6 boneless chicken breasts or chickpea cutlets
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon cumin
3 tablespoons coconut oil
1 1/2 cups coconut cream
1/4 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon deli mustard
Toast almonds in a pan and set aside.
Place chicken breasts between sheets of plastic wrap and beat with a meat mallet to flatten to about 1/4-inch thickness.
Sprinkle chicken on both sides with garlic, salt, and cumin.
Melt half of the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add half of the chicken (or as much will fit in your pan) and cook two minutes per side, until golden. Repeat with remaining chicken and oil.
Reduce heat to medium, add remaining ingredients and stir well. Add chicken, sprinkle with almonds and cook for about 8 minutes or until sauce thickens. (We left several of the chicken breasts plain for the kids.)
This was great! It’s a definite repeat and it fits our new diet really well. Goose doesn’t get any dairy or nightshades and I don’t get anything that messes with my autoimmune disorder. 🙂 Love it.
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