Running late from work? Try this easy paleo lemon chicken recipe. It cooks in an hour and has minimum preparation time. We used chicken thighs to bring the dish in on budget. It tastes fresh and summery and light which is great given the current heat wave we are experiencing in West Yorkshire! We had this dish with savoy cabbage which we cooked with black mustard seed, onion, garlic and spare veg from the fridge. The twist was a dash of lime squeezed onto the cabbage mixture when it had finished cooking..yum.
Paleo Lemon Chicken
6 – 8 chicken thighs
I- 2 onions
Turn the oven to 200°C
Brown off the chicken in a frying pan with the coconut oil and place in a roasting tin. Quarter the lemons and squeeze the juice over the chicken then chuck the rest into the roasting tin. Add the onions, carrots, peppers and garlic.
Place in the oven for 45 mins. Remove add the mushrooms and return for a further 15 mins.
Savoy Cabbage Side Dish
Black mustard seeds
1/2 savoy cabbage (shredded)
1 onion + spare veg from the store cupboard/fridge
juice 1/2 lime
Heat the oil
Fry the black mustard seeds til they pop! Add onion and cook til soft. Add spare veg. Add cabbage and garlic and fry for a further 2 to 3 mins.
Remove from heat and add a twist of lime.
Serve with the paleo lemon chicken.
Note to all paleo cooks out there!
You could change this up a little by adding cooked chicken or pancetta or bacon to make this a proper supper on it’s own.
There is a fundamental part of us that is not physical that existed before we were born and that will continue long into the night. This is our essence, never changing, constant. And it is this part when connected with our physical bodies that gave us and continues to give us – life.
What do you give back?
How well are you looking after this magical, mystical gift?
There are many ways to give back, to honour this presence. The first and simplest way is to provide a safe, vibrant, healthy place to live and that means taking care of your body! Accept this responsibility with gratitude and love for make no mistake, it is your responsibility and one to which you must commit. That’s part of the deal.
If you moved into a house and over time the walls began to crumble, the windows bowed, the door frames stuck and all of this was visible from the outside in, you would do something about it! You would not be content with less. You would fix things one step at a time. Do the same for your body, do the same for your life.
On some days it helps us to imagine the life inside as this spirit, this essence, gracing our body with movement and vitality and to see our objective as “holding” this essence, nourishing this essence to secure the best in life. Like precious water contained in an earthenware vase. Love it and treat it well!
Tonight we ate a good paleo tea which all of us enjoyed. We slow cooked the shin beef for eight hours with lots of spices and prepared sweet potatoes in jackets, slices of roast butternut squash and roasted kale for those feeling hungry!
We had pudding but it was a taste only: strawberries and whipped-up coconut
milk which seems to be popular on the paleo circuit We finish with a cup of tea and talk about our busy day.
- Sweet Potato Love! (paleoworks.wordpress.com)