Garlic Chicken

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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Easy and delicious comfort food.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound chicken (breasts or thighs)
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons garlic (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • 3 tablespoon cilantro (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoon ghee

Directions

  1. Cut the chicken pieces in half to make them thinner.
  2. Stir together the salt, garlic powder, and onion powder in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. Add half the ghee to a large pan over medium-high heat.
  4. Once hot, add the chicken. Season with the mixture.
  5. Cook until nearly ready. Remove from pan and set aside.
  6. Add the remaining ghee and minced garlic to the pan.
  7. Cook until fragrant, about one minute.
  8. Reduce the heat to medium. Add the stock and cilantro.
  9. Place the chicken back into the pan. Simmer until fully cooked.
  10. Enjoy!

Jerk Chicken Bowl

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A tropical, sweet and tangy dish.

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons jerk seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil

Jerk Seasoning

  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon thyme (dried)
  • 1 tablespoon parsley (dried)
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons allspice
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper or cayenne (optional)

Rice

Mango Salsa

Directions

  1. Combine all the ingredients for the jerk seasoning in a bowl.
  2. Season both sides of the chicken heavily with the jerk seasoning.
  3. Heat the avocado oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Add the chicken and cook 3-5 minutes on one side without moving.
  5. Flip the chicken over and repeat until fully cooked on both sides.
  6. Transfer to a cutting board and let it rest for 5 minutes.
  7. Spoon the cauliflower rice into serving bowls. Add in the mango salsa.
  8. Cut the chicken into slices. Add it into the bowl.
  9. Accompany with lime wedges.
  10. Enjoy!

Teriyaki Chicken

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A healthy alternative to a restaurant favorite.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken breasts 
  • 2⁄3 cup coconut aminos teriyaki sauce
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ tablespoon arrowroot or tapioca powder
  • ½ tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds

Directions

  1. Whisk the arrowroot powder, coconut aminos, and sesame oil in a small bowl.
  2. Rinse the chicken and pat dry. Cut into bite-sized pieces. Season with the salt.
  3. Heat the avocado oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Add the chicken pieces and cook until it looks nearly ready, then add in the garlic.
  5. Cook for an additional 30 seconds. Remove the chicken and garlic from the pan and set aside.
  6. Reduce the heat to medium and add the sauce to the pan. Cook until thickened.
  7. Return the chicken to the pan and toss to coat, not more than about 30-60 seconds.
  8. Season with sesame seeds and any other garnish, according to preference.
  9. Enjoy!

Chicken Kebobs

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A restaurant favorite that you can make at home.

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs chicken thighs or breasts (boneless, skinless)
  • 1 small onion (peeled, sliced)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄8 teaspoon ground saffron (powder)
  • 1 lemon (juiced)
  • 2 tablespoons parsley (roughly chopped)

Directions

  1. Rinse the chicken and pat dry. Begin trimming all of the fat.
  2. Cut the chicken into equal pieces (1 ½ – 2 inches) and place them in a medium glass container.
  3. Add the onions, saffron, salt, and lemon juice to the chicken and toss to coat completely.
  4. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate 24-48 hours.
  5. When you’re ready to roast the chicken, preheat the oven to 450F (230 C).
  6. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a baking rack inside the lined baking sheet.
  7. Grease the baking rack with the olive oil and use tongs to arrange a single layer of marinated chicken on top of the baking rack (may need to bake in batches).
  8. Bake in the oven for 20 – 30 minutes, or until the chicken is fully cooked.
  9. Turn on the broiler and char the chicken until starting to blacken, about 3 minutes.
  10. Add in the parsley to garnish.
  11. May choose to add an extra lemon wedge, onion, or tomato, on the side to the finished dish.
  12. Accompanies well with the Shirazi Salad.
  13. Enjoy!