In my life, “just add it to the list” has become a motto… a battle cry if you will. Everytime we go to a doctor’s office, there’s another doctor or specialist that we need to see. I’ll explain more on Wednesday.
So this new leg of our journey is taking us down the lane of “diet elimination”. If you’ve ever had to do an elimination diet you’ll understand this new level of hell. So, we are now dairy free… yay me!!! These next rounds of recipes will be dairy free and fun!!
Here we go–
Here’s what you need:
2 lbs of boneless, skinless chicken breast
4 cups of Chicken Stock
1/2 onion, chopped finely
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 cup of Coconut Milk (full-fat)
1 tsp of Spices: sea salt, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, cumin, turmeric, black pepper
Basmati Rice and/or Naan (we did both because carbs are my favorite thing, but Basmati Rice is my new favorite thing)
Bring the chicken stock, onion, and garlic to a boil. This smells so good and I just wanted to drink it. Spoiler: you can drink this… this would be perfect for those moments where a cold is kicking your butt… just an FYI.
Add your chicken. You can let this boil as long as you want, just know that the stock will boil off. And you’re going to want to save about a tablespoon of this stock, so keep an eye on it.
This is your friendly reminder to wash your rice!! I have a confessions to make: I have never washed my rice. But I started with this recipe and I’m so glad I did. It makes the rice perfect!! This is also the only picture I have of my rice making, so just follow the rice instructions on the package.
Add your coconut milk and spices together. Mix really well.
!!!ALERT!!! If you’re sensitive to spicy food, DO.NOT.ADD the Cayenne Pepper. It was really spicy. I liked it, but my daughter couldn’t eat it, it was too spicy. I would have those eating this meal add their own cayenne, that way they can control the level of spice.
Now we need to shred the chicken. I will say, save some of the stock you boiled in, it makes the shredding easier and helps with the flavor of the sauce.
Add your sauce. Again, saving some of the broth makes it easier to spread the sauce.
And you’re done!! Add it on top of your rice, eat it on your naan, or just throw it in a salad!! Super easy, super good, and dairy free.
What type of recipes would you like to see dairy free? Next week I’ll have some dairy free muffins that have a serving of veggies in them, so that your anti-veggie kiddos don’t know they’re eating vegetables.
Let me know what you think about this recipe and if you try it, tell me what you think!!
With Light and Love,