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Chicken or Turkey Nuggets

7 Oct

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So are these going to fulfill my desire for McDonalds nuggets? Probably not, but I will feel better mentally and physically after eating them. Frying isn’t the preferred method for paleo cooking, but sometimes you gotta live a little.

1 lb turkey or chicken ground
chicken seasoning
1 1/2 cups coconut flour
4 eggs
1 cup oil

Mix the turkey or chicken with seasoning and form into balls. Press down with a spoon to form nugget shapes. Coat in flour, then dip in egg, then back in flour for a double batter. Heat oil to 375 and gently place nuggets in oil and cook on each side until browned. About 15 minutes total. Be gentle or the batter will fall off. I wonder if almond flour has the same problem. Bake I. The oven on 375 for 20 additional minutes. Serve with paleo BBQ sauce.

Hamburger Salad

23 Sep

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Burgers:
1 lb ground beef
1/2 onion
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp onion powder
1 tsp Garlic
1 egg
1 tsp vinegar
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

Hamburger Sauce:
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup prepared mustard
1/4 cup olive oil
2 Tbsp onion powder
2 Tbsp tomato paste
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 Tbsp garlic
1 tsp salt
Tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp fennel
Pinch cayenne
Pinch cinnamon

Salad and Toppings:
Mixed greens
1 green bell pepper sliced
1 red bell pepper sliced
Pickle spears
1/2 onion sliced

Burgers: Preheat oven to 350. Put ground beef into a bowl. Add 1/2 onion diced, 1 egg, 1 tbsp onion powder, 1 tsp garlic, 1/2 tsp pepper, 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, tsp vinegar. Form into patties and cook 5 minutes on each side in a cast iron skillet on medium low with 2 Tbsp olive oil. Cover the skillet in aluminum foil and put in the oven for 20 minutes.

Hamburger Sauce: put all ingredients into a jar with a mixing ball like what you would use for mixing protein powder and shake or food process. You can add more water or additional oil and vinegar if you’d like to use it as a dressing to toss the greens in.

Other topping ideas: grilled mushrooms, avocado, bacon, jalapeños, olives, tomato, paleo mayo

Quick Chicken Wraps

14 Sep

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My recipes always seem to take up my whole afternoon so here is one that can be whipped up quickly.

2 lbs diced chicken
2 red bell peppers diced
2 yellow bell peppers diced
1 large yellow onion diced
chicken seasoning
1 head of romaine lettuce
1 avocado

Sauté your vegetables in a skillet for about 8 minutes. Add in your chicken and seasoning for an additional ten minutes or until the chicken is thoroughly cooked, stirring occasionally.

Serve in lettuce leaves with slices of avocado.

Bacon Chicken Salad

7 Sep

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1.2 lbs chicken breast
1 3/4 cup raisins
1 yellow onion diced*
5 to 6 cups of diced broccoli florets
1 cup toasted sunflower seeds
1 lb thick cut bacon
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp pepper
2 servings or 2 1/2 cups paleo mayo

Preheat oven to 350. Line two cookie sheets with aluminum foil. Pour 2 tablespoons of olive oil on one and roll the chicken breasts in the oil. Salt and pepper both sides. Spread bacon out on the other sheet. Place both sheets in the oven. Cook chicken until it reaches a temperature of 180. Bacon should be so crispy that once it cools it would be stiff as a board. Turn it as needed. If it cools and isn’t as crispy as you thought, stick it back in! With both in the oven it should take an hour or more so keep checking on it, but don’t get to hasty 🙂 Once the chicken and bacon have cooled, use scissors to cut them both into small pieces. Add mayonnaise, stir. Add remaining ingredients except broccoli, stir. Then add broccoli. If you add the broccoli too soon it can soak up all of your mayonnaise and the other ingredients will seem dry. Also, just using the florets helps keep a more uniform coating of mayonnaise.

This is a party must! Instead of broccoli florets use a spoon to scoop the chicken salad onto thick slices of cucumber. It’s also great served over mixed greens.

*I’d like to admit that after seeing Paula Dean wearing onion goggles I got out my swim goggles and they really help to curb the crying effect. Sometimes I also like to food process the onion into the mayonnaise before I coat the other ingredients with it.

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Lemon Dill Tuna- now with dill :)

2 Sep

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It needs to be said sometimes that we are all human. I added this recipe and forgot to add the measurement of dill, so if you happen to see a mistake I’ve made, please let me know for the good of all that is paleo, ha ha.

4 5 oz cans tuna in water
Tbsp onion powder
Tbsp dijon mustard
2 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp dill
tsp parsley
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic
1/2 cup homemade mayo

Serve over greens or as a vegetable dip with carrots, cucumbers, or bell peppers.