Pressure Cooker Summer Italian Chicken

Since Michelle Tam of NomNomPaleo posted this recipe in August, I’ve made it more times than I can count.  I love the convenience and fabulous flavors of this dish and how the Instant Pot makes this either a fast weeknight meal or an easy make ahead and heat up quick dinner.  There is nothing I […]

Mason Jar Lunch Salads

I had been eating lunch out pretty consistently during the work week and while there are many paleo friendly options around the Chicago loop, the usual rotation can get a bit monotonous.  There are even some options for organic and grass fed/humanely raised meat, but that too gets old after a while and also gets […]

Sun Dried Tomato Chicken Bake

I have made this dish from Everyday Paleo a bunch of times, and tonight it was the best ever.  While I love garlic, I left it out tonight as it hasn’t been agreeing with me so much lately.  I think it was so much better without the garlic.  Or maybe it was the sun dried […]

Paleo Chicken Gumbo

I browsed through my cookbook shelf and grabbed Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry for a dinner idea.  Her Chicken Gumbo sounded perfect.  Here’s my adaptation: 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1/2 inch cubes 1 package Andouille sausage (I like Trader Joe’s Smoked Andouille Chicken Sausage) 2 tablespoons coconut oil 1 medium onion, […]

Peruvian-Style Chicken

Last weekend I picked up a new Paleo cookbook at Costco – Meals Made Simple by Danielle Walker of Against all Grain.  I still have plenty of recipes to try in all of the cookbooks I’ve already recommended on this blog, but I couldn’t resist buying this one.  I love looking at cookbooks as much […]

Bacon and Chicken Skillet

One of my favorite dishes is Skillet Squash and Greens.  My husband created a spin off version with bacon, veggies and chicken for an easy and delicious one pan dinner.  After all it’s hard to go wrong when bacon is involved. I was excited to find Paleo friendly bacon at Whole Foods!  Pederson’s Natural Farms […]

Paleo Chicken with Fig Sauce

A friend of mine recently gave me a very thoughtful gift.  A bottle of Rosso di Montalcino wine accompanied by one of her favorite recipes.  The wine is a key ingredient for Rachel Ray’s Montalcino Chicken with Figs and Buttered Gnocchi.  I thought it would be easy enough to modify this to paleo by skipping […]

Garlicky Grilled Chicken

We LOVE garlic.  Which is brilliant because garlic is good for you! To get the most health benefits and best taste, I use fresh garlic.  While jarred minced garlic might be convenient and have a long shelf life (this pro always gives me pause), it can contain unwanted additives.  Using fresh garlic takes only a couple […]

Oven Roasted Chicken, Homemade Broth & Sweet Potato Soup

My supply of chicken broth was dwindling.  I keep chicken and beef broth in the freezer in pint sized mason jars so it’s always available with a quick thaw.  Thus this week’s grocery list included an organic whole cut-up chicken.  A colder than normal, drizzly day was the perfect time for roasted chicken and the […]

Chicken Marbella

Whenever I mention having chicken for dinner, my husband says “Chicken Marbella”?  It is beyond question our favorite chicken dish. The recipe is from Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry which I mentioned in an earlier post about Paleo cookbooks.  I think $11 is an excellent value for this and many other delicious recipes. NomNomPaleo posted […]