Sweet Potato & Chicken Stew

 

 

 

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This was a perfect crockpot stew for yesterday’s cold and rainy weather:)

It takes a little early morning prep, but its well worth it to be able to relax the rest of the day… Or entertain a 15 month old!

A few of my go-to brands

A few of my go-to brands

What you need-
3-4 boneless skinless chicken breast
1/4 c water
1 large organic sweet potato peeled and cut into chunks
1/2 cup red onion chopped
1/4 cup rinsed quinoa*
1 can organic kidney beans
1 can organic black beans
2 cups organic free range chicken broth
1 can organic fire roasted diced tomatoes
1t garlic {or more}
1 T chili powder
1/4 t crushed red pepper*

Chicken- drizzle with olive oil, lightly spiced with garlic and onion powder, 1/4 c water- cook it covered in a glass baking dish in the oven for 30-40 min on 375 or until done. { I usually do this step first thing in the am while I’m waiting for little man to eat his breakfast but it could be done the night before. The important thing here is to SAVE the excess chicken water! ALL of it.}

What goes in the crockpot-
Cooked, cubed chicken and chicken water. On the bottom is best for this cause slow cookers really focus on cooking what’s on top most.
Add RINSED {rinsed} RINSED beans, Stewed tomatoes, onion, quinoa, sweet potatoes, chicken stock, garlic, and then chili powder.
You can stir the top around a little bit to even out spices but not too much is needed.
* crushed red pepper and quinoa are optional but both very good!

Cook on high for 3 or more hours! I usually cook between 3-4 and sometimes will let it “warm” for another hour so it gets really stewy;)

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Yum

I don’t usually need salt and pepper for this recipe but you taste and be the judge when yours is finished! Please let me know how you liked this- it is one of my faves! Happy clean eating with allergies:)

– Jenn

Bay Chicken

No Nuts, Dairy, Eggs, Gluten, Grains, Soy or Refined Sugars!

Bay Chicken

Line chicken and space evenly in a glass baking dish. I use thighs for the juicy flavor they have, but you can use whatever you prefer!

Drizzle with coconut oil and add about 1/4 c water to bottom of dish.

Season with pepper, garlic & onion powder.

Add 2-3 bay leaves into bottom of dish {I put mine where the water and oil puddle up}.

Cover with foil and bake at 375 for about 35 minutes or until cooked through.

Once cooked, let chicken sit in juices for 5-10 minutes. This helps chicken get some extra moisture. {No one likes dry chicken} ­čÖé

This paired with my sweet potato hash will win anyone over! Happy clean, allergy-free eating!

– Jenn

Honey Baked Chicken

Honey baked chicken & fries

Peace of Mind Paleo

Honey Baked Chicken

 1 lb chicken of choice

1 T cooking fat

1/4 t Garlic powder

1 t mustard

1/4 cup raw honey

    Spread chicken evenly into glass dish. Drizzle with fat. Mix in a separate dish your honey, mustard, and garlic. I add a touch more garlic to most of my recipes because it’s just one ingredient that I LOVE! Drizzle honey mix all over your chicken and viola! Cover with foil and bake at 375* for 45 minutes. It’s very simple and still healthy for you… Amazing!

Note* If you don’t have foil, no worries! This is juicy enough to cook uncovered too!

This is just a starting point to show you that your everyday average meals can easily be converted into healthy, allergy free dishes and just as yummy as before ( if not more)! Remember to buy organic! When it comes to the chicken always try to purchase it with no added hormones or antibiotics if you don’t purchase from a local organic farmer. I hope you enjoy and thanks for following me!

-Jenn