One GRITS Journey To Convert Beloved Southern Recipes to Paleo Approved, and Darn GOOD too!

This is my story of how I am striving to change my family's life, nutritionally, for the better. Here in the deep South Paleo is a foreign word. No one has heard of it, and gluten free is really almost as unheard of...
After reading Gary Taubes enlightning GOOD CALORIES, BAD CALORIES I was determine to change! Armed with my own two hands, the internet (thank God for, and all those wonderful blogs and podcasts available now, I am beginning my journey.
Please feel free to join me as I try to adapt all of our Southern Favorites into Paleo Appropriate Scrumptiousness!!! (and all Gluten Free) I will try to post all of the good ones, and may even blog about some failures along the way.

02 March 2011

CrockPot Apricot Chicken

Here is a fast, easy CrockPot Paleo Meal!!!!! HOORAY!!!!
The crock pot is my friend. These days so many of our evenings are full of sports practices, or church events...the crock pot comes in handy!!!!

5 chicken breast (bone in or boneless both work)
1/2 cup roughly chopped dried apricots
2 Tbsp Gluten Free Soy Sauce
1 Tbsp Mustard ( I used a white wine mustard)
 1 tsp ginger
pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)

Place Chicken in bottom of pot. (If you are using boneless breast add a couple TBSP cocconut oil or butter to bottom)
Combine all other ingredients together and pour over chicken. 
Place in crock pot and cook on low 5-6 hours (boneless) or approx 8 for bone in chicken.
( may cook on high for a shorter cook time- I just tend to throw mine together first thing in the am, then turn to warm when ready and leave it till dinner...)
Serving Suggestions: 
  • shredded over top "cauliflower rice" with the sauce
  •  shredded and serve in lettuce leaves with the sauce in the bottom of the crock pot
  • even with real white rice- if you eat it (sometimes my hubbie and kids still eat white rice)
  • or leave chicken pieces whole, and serve with roasted veggies
VERDICT:This was very yummy. The sugars in the apricots make this dish rather sweet, but the kids LOVE that! - SUPER KID MEAL!

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