Get Yo Man Chicken!
This is by far one of my favorite recipes EVER. I’ve never fed this to anyone and them not like it. My boyfriend and his best friend devoured it one night this week. It’s healthy AND it’s PALEO! If I didn’t eat Paleo, I would totally buy a loaf of really yummy homemade French bread, (or maybe even an Italian bread), lather it up with butter and garlic, and dip it into the sauce you’re about to indulge in. BUT… Let’s be honest… It’s SUMMERTIME and that means lots of running and very few carbs for this big booty girl!
INGREDIENTS FOR ‘GET YO MAN CHICKEN’ :
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp butter
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, small diced
1 – 2 tbsp lemon pepper seasoning
1 tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped finely
1 tbsp fresh thyme, chopped finely
1 tbsp honey
1/4 cup organic half and half OR coconut milk (for a Paleo version)
1/2 – 1 cup of chicken stock (I totally forgot to put chicken stock in the above pic… ooops!)
1 – 28oz can organic crushed tomatoes, fire roasted (You don’t have to buy the fire roasted…but they taste amazing!)
2 lbs organic chicken thighs, skin removed, bone-in
1. In a Dutch oven over medium-high heat, add olive oil and butter. Let this heat up for a minute or two. Season your chicken thighs with salt and pepper. Brown chicken on both sides, but don’t cook all the way through. This takes about 5 – 7 minutes.
2. Remove the chicken from Dutch oven and add your onion and garlic. Saute until translucent. Add the remaining ingredients, stir until combined. Add the chicken stock a little bit at a time. You may not want to add a whole cup of stock if you prefer a thicker sauce. Completely up to you! Start off with only adding 1 tbsp of lemon pepper at a time. Taste it, see how you like it, and add more if desired. Personally, I add 2 tbsp. I love it! Season the sauce with salt and pepper.
3. Add your chicken back to the sauce and let it cook on medium-low heat for at least 30 – 40 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
4. I served this with haricot vert and I’ve also served it with Jasmine rice. This dish is delicious with any fresh vegetable! <2 pieces of chicken per person unless you have some BIG appetites!>