Chicken

Chicken Cacciatori

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014 in Chicken, Entrees, Recipes, Red Sauces | 0 comments

Chicken Cacciatori

1 chicken cut into parts (legs, thighs, breasts, wings) chicken-herb-rub to coat chicken (or simply use salt & pepper) 3 tablespoons butter, ghee, or coconut oil 1 large bell pepper (any color), chopped 1 medium onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 3/4 cup dry white wine (optional) 1 (28-ounce) package diced tomatoes with juice 3/4 cup chicken broth (increase to 1 & 1/4 cups if omitting wine) 1/4 cup chopped kalamata olives (or 3 tablespoons drained capers) 1 & 1/2 tsps dried oregano 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil leaves,...

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Roasted Chicken Parts

Posted by on Aug 15, 2013 in Chicken, Entrees, Recipes | 0 comments

Roasted Chicken Parts

chicken parts (legs, breasts, thighs, wings) coconut oil, ghee, or butter chicken-herb-rub Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Melt ghee in a large, oven-proof, saute pan over medium heat and coat the chicken parts. Sprinkle generously with chicken herb rub on both sides. Brown both sides of the chicken (about 5 minutes per side). Then transfer to the oven and roast 30 mins* or until cooked through. *If it takes you a little longer to brown the chicken stove top, reduce the roasting time by a few minutes to avoid...

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Chicken Parmesan

Posted by on May 17, 2013 in Chicken, Entrees, Pasta Side dishes, Recipes | 1 comment

Chicken Parmesan

2 lbs boneless, skinless, pastured, chicken breast 1 large egg, lightly beaten 2 cups freshly grated parmesan cheese 1 TBSP dried basil 1 TBSP dried oregano 1 TBSP dried parsley pure salt and freshly ground pepper to taste 2 cups (give or take) marinara sauce fresh mozzarella cheese to taste Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly coat a 9 x 13 baking dish with butter Shred the parmesan cheese (a food processor is convenient for this). Combine the parm with the dried herbs in a shallow bowl. Beat the egg in a separate shallow bowl. Dip each piece of chicken into the egg, then into the parmesan...

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Simple Stovetop Chicken Breast

Posted by on Mar 14, 2013 in Chicken, Entrees, Recipes | 0 comments

Simple Stovetop Chicken Breast

1 tsp pure salt 1 tsp black pepper 1/2 tsp dried rosemary 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper 1 – 2 TBSP coconut oil 2 – 4 garlic cloves, chopped 2 lbs boneless chicken breasts Combine the salt, pepper, rosemary, and crushed red pepper in an empty spice shaker. Heat oil in pan over medium heat. Add chopped garlic to pan and cook for a minute or 2 – just until beginning to color. Remove garlic from pan with a slotted spoon and set aside. Add chicken to pan, sprinkle with spice mixture, and immediately flip chicken so the spiced side is facing down. Sprinkle the second side with the...

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Buffalo Style Chicken Strips

Posted by on Feb 2, 2013 in Chicken, Entrees, Recipes | 0 comments

Buffalo Style Chicken Strips

2/3 cup high-quality hot sauce (1 full 5 oz bottle) 1/2 cup high-quality butter 1 & 1/2 TBSP apple cider vinegar 1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper 1/8 tsp garlic powder 1/8 tsp pure salt 2 pounds chicken strips or chicken cutlets Preheat oven to 375. Combine all ingredients (except chicken) in a small pot and place over medium heat. Bring to a simmer while occasionally stirring or whisking. As soon as the liquid begins to bubble on the sides of the pot, remove from heat, stir, and set aside for use. Place chicken in a 9 x 11 glass pyrex dish. Pour 1/2 cup prepared...

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Herb-Roasted Chicken

Posted by on Dec 19, 2012 in Chicken, Entrees, Recipes | 0 comments

Herb-Roasted Chicken

2 TBSP chicken-herb-rub (click link or see below) 1 clove garlic 1/4 cup melted butter, ghee, or coconut oil 1 whole chicken (mine was 3 lbs) 1 lemon peeled & poked all over w/ a fork AND/OR 1 onion peeled & quartered (optional) Preheat oven to 375. Remove the insides of the chicken (if that hasn’t already been done). Place chicken herb rub ingredients in a small food processor with the garlic and butter, and puree into a paste. Rub the herb paste all over the chicken, being sure to get underneath as well as on the top of the skin (you’ll have to make a few slits in the...

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Chicken Noodle Soup

Posted by on Dec 11, 2012 in Chicken, Entrees, Photo Slide Show, Recipes, Soups | 2 comments

Chicken Noodle Soup

2 tablespoons coconut oil, ghee, or butter 1 medium onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, minced or crushed 3 medium carrots, roughly diced 3 celery stalks, halved lengthwise and roughly diced 4 fresh thyme sprigs (or about 2 tsps dried) 1 bay leaf 2 quarts (8 cups) chicken broth 8 ounces dried wide egg noodles (optional) 1 & 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken (optional) pure salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 handful fresh parsley, roughly chopped Place a soup pot over medium heat and heat the oil. Add the onion, garlic, carrots, celery, thyme and bay leaf. Cook and stir for about 6...

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Baked BBQ Chicken

Posted by on Nov 11, 2012 in Chicken, Entrees, Recipes | 0 comments

Baked BBQ Chicken

2 lbs chicken (on bone  - legs, thighs, wings, breasts, or boneless breasts – whatever you have) garlic pepper (see notes below) 6 oz (3/4 cup) high quality BBQ-sauce For skinless breasts or cutlets: Place chicken in a 9×13 pyrex and sprinkle both sides generously with garlic pepper. Coat both sides of the chicken with BBQ sauce (simply pour into the pyrex and toss). Bake in the oven at 375 for 20 – 30 mins until cooked through. For bone in / skin on chicken parts: Melt some butter in a large skillet. Add chicken parts and roll in melted butter to coat on all...

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Chicken or Beef Broth

Posted by on Oct 10, 2012 in Beef, Chicken, Photo Slide Show, Recipes, Soups | 0 comments

Chicken or Beef Broth

Homemade broth – one of the most nourishing foods there is! 5 – 6 pounds animal bones and parts (see notes below) 5 – 6 quarts filtered water (1 qt for every 1 lb animal parts) 2 TBSP apple cider vinegar (or 3 TBSP orange juice) onion, carrots, potatoes (optional) Place animal parts in a large stock pot. Cover with appropriate amount of water. Add vinegar (or juice) and any optional vegetables for flavor if desired. Cover pot and bring to boil. Skim away and discard thick residue that rises to the top (see photo below). Simmer over low heat partially covered for at least 5...

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Pesto Chicken

Posted by on Aug 18, 2012 in Chicken, Entrees, Pesto, Recipes | 0 comments

Pesto Chicken

coconut oil (for greasing the dish) 3/4 cup (give or take) pesto sauce 1 pound pastured chicken breast (cut into strips if you’d like) salt and pepper to taste fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced or shredded (optional) Preheat the oven to 375. Lightly grease a 9 x 11 baking dish. Spread half of the pesto on the bottom of the dish. Lay the chicken over the pesto. Lightly sprinkle with salt and pepper. Spread the remaining pesto over the chicken. Bake for 20 – 30 minutes (until chicken is just cooked through – but not over done). Remove pan from oven and place cheese over the...

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Chicken Salad

Posted by on Aug 15, 2012 in Chicken, Entrees, Non-Leafy Salads, Recipes, Salads, Sandwiches, Sandwiches | 0 comments

Chicken Salad

2 TBSP coconut oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 lb pastured chicken breast, cut into strips salt and pepper to taste 3 carrots, shredded 1/2 cup creamy dressing (preferably homemade) Heat oil over medium heat. Add garlic and cook for about 2 minutes, until just beginning to color. Add chicken strips, sprinkle with salt & pepper, and saute until cooked through – approx 10 mins. Remove chicken from pan, place in a glass container with cover, and refrigerate until cool. Cut chicken into small pieces and combine with shredded carrot. Mix in dressing and enjoy. Serves...

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Chicken w/ 40 Cloves of Garlic

Posted by on Aug 1, 2012 in Chicken, Entrees, Recipes | 0 comments

Chicken w/ 40 Cloves of Garlic

1 pastured chicken (3 – 4 lbs) 3 & 1/2 tsps salt 2 & 1/2 tsps ground black pepper 2 TBSP butter or ghee 2 TBSP coconut oil 40 cloves garlic, peeled (left whole) 3 sprigs fresh thyme 1 sprig fresh rosemary 2 sprigs fresh sage 10 whole black peppercorns 1/2 cup dry white wine Rinse the chicken and pat it dry with paper towels. Combine the salt & pepper in a small dish, then rub into the chicken parts. Heat the butter and oil in a large saute pan or dutch oven over medium heat. Add the chicken and brown, about 5 – 7 mins per side (this can be done in batches if...

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