Taste of Home… Creamy Tuscan Chicken

Creamy Tuscan Chicken

 

I’ve always said that I want to live to be a sassy, vibrant 100 years old woman (at least 100 years old).  This year I will celebrate my 50th solar return and I am just now starting to find my stride in this thing called life. In an effort to take better care of my body, I decided to start the Whole 30 Program.  It’s 30 days of eating whole foods and exploring a more purposeful, mindful approach to food. This is a yummy dish. Enjoy!

**Image and Recipe from PaleoRunningMomma.com

 

Ingredients

  • 5 lbs chicken thighsboneless and skinless
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil plus additional if needed
  • Sea salt and pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 Tbsp tapioca flour or arrowroot
  • 1 cup chicken bone broth
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk full fat, blended before adding if needed
  • 1/2 Tbsp stone ground mustard
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp nutritional yeast optional
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning blend
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt or to taste
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper or to taste
  • 2/3 cup sun dried tomatoes roughly chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups baby spinach roughly chopped

 

Instructions

1) Season the chicken with sea salt, pepper, garlic, and onion powder. In a large skillet add the coconut oil and cook the chicken thighs on medium-high heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until browned and no longer pink in center. Remove chicken and set aside on a plate.

2) Add additional oil if necessary and cook the onions over medium heat until soft, then stir in the garlic and cook another 45 seconds.

3) Whisk in the tapioca or arrowroot, the add the broth and coconut milk. Stir to combine, then stir in the mustard, yeast, Italian seasoning, sea salt and pepper. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until it starts to thicken.

4) Add the spinach and sun-dried tomatoes and allow mixture to simmer until spinach is wilted and tomatoes are softened. Add chicken back to the skillet and simmer another 2 minutes. Serve over cauli rice, zucchini noodles, or with roasted potatoes. Enjoy!

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