Posts Tagged ‘dinner’

Easy Lemon Pepper Chicken

There are just those days, the days when you just don’t feel like cooking something complex, extravagant or time consuming. You just want something easy that tastes good. Well this is it! I don’t think that it can get much easier unless I came to your house and cooked it for you.

Ingredients

  • 1 chicken breast ( I used 6 small fillets)
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1-2 tsp Kasandrinos Extra Virgin Olive Oil ( I just used light tasting olive oil)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper

Directions

  1. In a plastic ziploc bag, combine the chicken breast, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. Press the air out of the bag and seal.
  2. Use a meat pounder or rolling pin to flatten the chicken breast into one even thickness. I have also used an empty Nalgene bottle for the same purpose when I didn’t have a meat pounder. Improvise. Be a MacGuyver. ( I did not pound my chicken since they were so small and all about the same size)
  3. Let the chicken marinate for at 30 minutes for best results but you can cook it right away if needed. ( seriously leave it for the 30 mins! nomnomnom)
  4. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add more of your fat of choice, such as coconut oil.
  5. Cook the chicken for 4-5 minutes per side or until completely cooked through.
  6. Let the meat rest for at least 5 minutes before slicing.

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This recipe is NOMNOMNOM! juicy and flavorful. I could ave just kept eating it! I really enjoyed it!

XXOO,

Mira

Jalapeno BBQ Sauce

One of the harder things to live without when changing over to the paleo way of eating, is sauces. The mass produced, readily available sauces are full of nasty ingredients, and while they ” taste so good” they are not very good for you.  So a few months back, you might remember the post I made on preparing my own ketchup ( click here for the post). It was a big success in my house, I loved it, and my ketchup hating hubby also liked it!

So now I am going to attempt Jalapeno BBQ Sauce as seen on Paleo Pot.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of tomato sauce. 
  • 1/2 cup of beef stock.
  • 3 jalapenos, chopped or slice. Remove seeds and stems to reduce the heat level. ( I only bought two as I have never bought… and i got scared and only used 1 1/3 of them)
  • 1 small red onion, diced.
  • 1/3 cup of apple cider vinegar.
  • 1 small can of tomato paste, about 1/3 to 1/2 cup.
  • 1 tbsp of Spanish smoked paprika. ( i only have regular, so hopefully that works too!)
  • 3 cloves of garlic, chopped. (I also substituted some garlic powder for this)

Directions

  1. Combine all of your ingredients in a medium sauce pan and stir well. 
  2. Bring mixture to a boil then reduce heat to a very low simmer.
  3. Simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. For a thicker sauce, reduce/simmer for longer.
  4. Blend your sauce in the pot using an immersion blender, or just use a regular food processor or blender.
  5. Enjoy!

So, I started making this. The hubby came home, and asked if I was still up for date night?! EEEEEKKKK! I forgot we were going out! But thats ok, I have enough time to whip up some bbq chicken ( with other bbq sauce) and some salad for dinner all while finishing up this bbq sauce. What this all means is that I will just have to BBQ again tomorrow! I will never complain about that!

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XXOO,

Mira

Paleo Ribs

Who doesn’t enjoy a good rack of ribs? exactly. I LOVE ribs, slathered in BBQ sauce, falling apart in my mouth… Mmm.
I spent a while online today trying to find a Paleo BBQ sauce that both looked delicious and I actually had the ingredients to make. No success. But that doesn’t mean that I cant have juicy delicious ribs.
Really its easy peasy, I have lots of spices in my cupboard. Lets make a dry rub!

So, to make my ribs just follow these steps.
1. preheat the oven to 250
2. in a bowl, combine the following spices:

  • 1/2 Tbsp. sea salt
  • 1Tbsp. Chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp. paprika
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp. onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp. Chipotle powder
  • 2 tsp. ground black pepper

3. Rubs the stuff all over the runs.. toss in the oven… wait about 2 and 3/4 hours and voila YUM!

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Hot Wings… I’m still drooling over these!

Last Monday I made Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings. Today, I was in the mood for spicy.  So, what’s better than hot wings? Not much!

So last time when i made the wings I learned a lesson. line the bottom tray with foil, so you have a bit less scrubbing to do when its time for clean up.

Otherwise…

– Toss the chicken onto a wire rack over a lined baking sheet, and toss into a pre heated oven ( 400 degrees F)

– Cook for 20 minutes, turn over and cook another twenty minutes

– in the meantime.. melt a two tablespoons of butter and mix with about a 1/3 cup of franks red hot. ( all depending on how many wings your making… i made 20 with this)

– Once the wings are cooked toss them in the sauce, grab a drink a bunch of napkins and chow down!

NOMNOMNOM

These were seriously the easiest and best wings I’ve had in a long time. Why would I want to go out, and spend 20 bucks for this… when I can eat it in the comfort of my own home, for a fraction of the cost, but so much tastier?! I wish I had made more! seriously, they are all I can think about! im just staring at the photo below… and still drooling…

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