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My Favorite Oven Roasted Chicken

Okay, I know this isn’t the snazziest recipe, but I have to be honest. I friggin love a good roasted chicken. Its like, a “healthy” version of a rotisserie chicken, without all the preservatives and fillers like what you get at the grocery store. This is definitely not one of my “quick recipes” but this recipe is simple and always delicious. Not to mention, it leaves you some good leftovers for your week. This recipe takes about 1 1/2 hours or more ( depending on size of chicken) to finish. Hope you enjoy!

INGREDIENTS

  • 4  to 5 lbs whole chicken
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • around 1 to 2 teaspoons of sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon of rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon of thyme
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1/2 cup of chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika

DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 400 F. As a general rule, calculate a cooking time of 20 minutes per pound of chicken.
  • Take your thawed out chicken and remove the giblet package from the inside of the chicken and discard. Rinse chicken well in water and pat dry with paper towels. ** This is important- try to get your chicken as dry as you can. It will stay more moist while cooking if it goes in the oven free of water.
  • In a small bowl, mix olive oil, sea salt, pepper, thyme, and paprika. brush mix all over chicken liberally.
  • Stuff your rosemary, 1/2 lemon, onions, and butter in the center cavity of your chicken
  • Lay chicken in a shallow roasting pan – place in oven at 400 F for 30 minutes for skin to brown. – After 30 minutes, lower oven temp to 375 F for the rest of the time cooking. Once finished, let chicken set for 15 minutes to cool and seal in juices. Cut, serve, and enjoy!
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Paleo Chicken Bacon Ranch

Chicken Bacon Ranch

I love chicken. I heart bacon. And I miss ranch dressing. The three added together reminds me of the days long, long ago when I used to go to Subway and get the Chicken Bacon Ranch sub sandwich on wheat bread. So, I wanted to re-create this meal the best I could with even more flavor, better ingredients, and no insulin spike or stomach problems after the fact ( gotta love Paleo..)! This meal doesn’t take long and is quite delicious. Disclaimer: there is a very small amount of dairy in this meal ( sour cream) if you are doing strict Paleo with no dairy, you can switch out the sour cream for full fat coconut milk, it is just not as thick of a sauce ( but still deeeelicious). SERVES: 6 People or 4 with really big appetites 🙂 TIME: 25 – 30 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 lbs of boneless skinless chicken cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 4 strips of pork bacon chopped into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups of chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream ( or sub in coconut milk)
  • 1/2 cup of Paleo Mayo ( get recipe by clicking here)
  • 1 teaspoon of dried chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried parsley
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dill weed
  • 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder

DIRECTIONS

  • In a large skillet, begin cooking your bacon pieces over medium heat. Once bacon grease starts to develop in the pan, add your chopped onion to the skillet and cook with the bacon. Cook for 3-5 minutes or until onions are cooked through.
  • Add your chicken to the skillet mix. Cover skillet with large lid and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. While chicken is cooking, take a small bowl and make your homemade ranch dressing by combining sour cream, Paleo Mayo, chives, parsley, salt, pepper, dill weed, garlic powder, and onion powder. Mix well as set aside.
  • Once chicken pieces are cooked through, drain any excess liquid/ grease in your skillet. Add your homemade ranch dressing to the skillet and mix thoroughly. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring a few times to coat the chicken bacon mixture well. Serve and enjoy!
 
 

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Day 4 Paleo Diary, Ground Turkey Curry Stir Fry

Thursday – Day 4

Breakfast

  • Egg and Veggie Scramble: 3 1/2 eggs, 2 oz turkey breast, onion, pepper, and mushroom
  • Supplements: 3 Omega 3s, 1 probiotic, and 1 vitamin D
  • 1 cup of decaf coffee

10:00 am snack

  • apple with almond butter

1:30 lunch

  • leftover butternut squash puree with ground beef meatballs in homemade marinara sauce

4:30 snack

  • 2 oz of turkey breast dipped in homemade mayo
  • 1 cup of bell peppers
  • 1 decaf Americano

7:00 pm dinner

  • Ground Turkey Curry Stir Fry ( recipe below )
  • Supplements: 3 omega 3s

9:00 pm

  • 1 orange
  • 1 cup of almonds
  • Peppermint Tea
  • Supplements: 1 probiotic

GROUND TURKEY CURRY STIR FRY RECIPE

It is really funny what you come up with when you start to run out of groceries 🙂 This actually turned out really well and was a great last-minute dinner idea. Only took 25 minutes. Hope you like.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 package or 1.5 lbs of ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup of chopped onion
  • 1 cup of chopped bell pepper
  • 2 cups of broccoli
  • 1 cup of coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon of Red Curry Paste from Taste of Thai
  • 1 teaspoon of curry powder
  • dash of pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder

DIRECTIONS

  • In a large skillet, cook your ground turkey with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Once cooked through, add all of your veggies to the skillet. Cook throughly. Either cover skillet with lid or dump contents into a colander to drain off any excess liquid ( the peppers and broccoli hold some water).
  • Add contents back into your skillet and add coconut milk, red curry paste, curry powder, pepper, and garlic powder. Stir until well blended and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes. Serve and enjoy!
 

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