We don’t do this too often, maybe once a month, but it is divine. This is Honey Chicken from Key Ingredient.com with a few modifications to make it Paleo.
Since this isn’t from a paleo website, we did make just a few modifications. It calls for Soy sauce, but you can use Tamari, or preferably Coconut aminos, obviously the difference being soy vs coconut. Also, it says vegetable oil or olive oil, so don’t sully this dish with rancid vegetable oil. And then it says to use cornstarch, but you can use any other starch and it will work just the same like arrowroot, tapioca, or even potato starch. We actually leave out the sesame seeds, but that is by choice. Our daughter loves the green onions we use with this dish and wants a green onion in every bite, so we end up using a lot of green onions for this recipe rather than scallions.
As I said before, this meal is fantastic. We usually serve it over a bed of rice, or you could do cauliflower rice if you wanted, along with some kale. Part of our kale went bad before we got to fix it on this round, but normally we have at least double that amount, which makes for a fantastic meal. And one of the best parts is that it just sits in the crockpot for a few hours, so supper comes around and you’re ready to eat. Definitely makes for a less stressful supper when it isn’t all rush to get the table set.
So, my wife had an off weekend. Her stomach was not feeling well, so she didn’t get to have as much fun on this Father’s day weekend as she would have liked. We think she got into some gluten that affected her system negatively. She’s feeling better now, but for a period, she was afraid to eat anything.
So, when you are paleo, you can’t eat saltines, you don’t want to drink gatorade, and chicken noodle soup is great if you have the time to make it, which we didn’t. So, what do you do? You turn to the basics.
SimplyHumanLifestyle has a recipe for Buttery White Rice that he used with his kids when they were sick, so I did the same for my wife and she said it was like eating a steak when she wanted something but was afraid of anything hitting her stomach too hard.
The rice is a good clean carb, the butter gives a good fat for some longer lasting energy, and the bone broth gives some much needed vitamins and minerals to help her heal. She said it was really good. We didn’t let the rice soak in all of the bone broth because she was really hungry by this point, so she ate it more like a soup at first, then she refrigerated it and ate the rest for lunch next day, which is perfect since cooled rice is a great form of resistant starch that helps digestion.
I’ll have to remember this next time someone in our house gets sick as it hits a lot of high points without much prep.
As for the gatorade replacement, I bought her some Kevita that was strawberry acai coconut flavored kefir water that she said was good, which is also great for digestive problems and settles the stomach. Kombucha probably would have been a little better since its ginger based. And then of course she had some broth in addition, which is fantastic for immune boosting.