Primal/Paleo Recipes for the Ex-Bread Addicts of The World

Posts tagged ‘Chicken’

Best Chicken Ever aka Roasted Buttermilk Chicken aka YOU NEED TO MAKE THIS!

This chicken was really good! Even the kids loved it! It’s pretty simple too.

Ingredients
3 lbs of bone-in chicken (I used 10 chicken leg quarters and tripled the recipe.)
2 cups buttermilk
2 cloves garlic, bruised and skins removed
1 tablespoon crushed peppercorns
1 tablespoon of sea salt or 1 1/2 teaspoons table salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
1/2 stick of butter

Directions
Place the chicken in a large freezer bag, and add the buttermilk.
Add the bruised garlic cloves to the bag with the crushed peppercorns and salt.
Sprinkle in the ground cumin and finally add the maple syrup, and then squish everything in the freezer bag around to mix the marinade and coat the chicken.
Leave the buttermilk marinated chicken in the fridge ideally overnight or out of the fridge for at least 30 minutes and up to 2 hours.
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Take the chicken pieces out of the bag shaking off the excess marinade, and then arrange them in a roasting tin lined with foil. Lightly sprinkle the chicken with salt, pepper and cumin.
Drizzle butter over chicken and then roast in the oven for about 40-50 minutes, or until brown, even scorched in parts, and juicily cooked through.

So there ya go. Now go get some chicken and get cookin!

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Crock Pot Chicken Tacos

Another crock pot recipe! Yay! I love throwing a hunch of stuff in the crock pot and knowing that my next meal is taking care of itself! Hmmm I wonder if this concept would work on cleaning my house? Throw the cleaning supplies in, shut the door, walk away and 8 hours later violà, a clean house! Maybe I’ll try it…..

This recipe is super easy, I mean ridiculously easy.

Ingredients

3 lb bag of Chicken breasts

2 packets of taco seasoning Taco Seasoning (I use 1 batch of homemade seasoning found at http://allrecipes.com/recipe/taco-seasoning-i/)

1. Put fresh or frozen (Yes, you can put in frozen chicken in! Try it, I dare you!) chicken breasts in the crock pot.

2. Dump on seasoning

3. Cook 4-5  hrs on high or 6-8 on low. If you are using frozen chicken it will need to cook longer. My crock pot cooks very hot! My high setting is like super high and my low setting is like high! (Got that?) Basically cook it until you can shred it with two forks.

4. I like to serve this with sautéed peppers and onions, cheese, sour cream and salsa. My kids like to eat it in quesadillas made with corn tortillas.

My touchpad auto correct keeps changing crock pot into crackpot when I forget to add a space in between crock and pot. It’s kind of funny.