Chicken Enchilada Zucchini Boats by Cooking Classy
- 2 cups cooked and shredded chicken (from about 1 lb)
- 4 medium zucchini (2 1/2 lbs), sliced in half through length*
- 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onion (be sure they are chopped fine or they won’t cook through)
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 (15 oz) tomato sauce
- 1 Tbsp ancho chili powder
- 1 Tbsp chili powder
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 2/3 cup water
- 1 1/2 tsp cornstarch
- 2/3 cup frozen corn
- 1 1/4 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese
- For serving: diced Roma tomatoes, chopped cilantro, chopped yellow onion (optional), light sour cream (optional)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Using a spoon, scoop centers from zucchini while leaving a 1/4-inch rim to create boats. Brush tops and bottoms with 1 Tbsp of the olive oil and place in two baking dishes (I used a 13 by 9 and a 9 by 9). Bake in preheated oven until zucchini is nearly tender, about 20 – 25 minutes.
- Meanwhile, heat remaining 1/2 Tbsp olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Once hot add onion and saute 3 – 4 minutes until soft. Add garlic and saute 10 seconds longer. Remove from heat, pour in tomato sauce, ancho chili powder, chili powder, cumin and paprika. In a liquid measuring cup whisk together the water and cornstarch until well blended then pour into tomato sauce mixture and season with salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a light boil, stirring frequently. Allow to gently boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low and simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in shredded chicken.
- Remove zucchini from oven and spoon chicken mixture into zucchini. Sprinkle tops with corn and then cheese blend. Return to oven and bake 5 – 10 minutes longer until cheese has melted and zucchini is tender. Serve warm topped with diced tomatoes and cilantro, and optional onion and sour cream.
- *Look for zucchini that is wider and more uniform in width.
- Recipe source: Cooking Classy
- 2 ¼ cups almond flour(almond meal)
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup tapioca or potato starch *NEW INGREDIENT*
- 1 lb chicken tenders
- ¾ cup honey
- ⅓ cup hot sauce (Franks or Tapatio work great)
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- Optional: yogurt or sour cream for dipping
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Trim any overhanging edges of the parchment paper.
- Place the almond flour, sea salt and fresh cracked pepper into a bowl and stir it together. Place the eggs in another bowl with a splash of water and whisk them.
- *STEP CHANGE*: Dip the chicken tenders, one at a time, into the tapioca or potato starch, then into the egg then into the almond flour. (Keeping one hand for the egg and one for the starch and flour makes this a lot less messy.) Lay the chicken tenders on the prepared baking sheet. Bake the chicken for 25 minutes, or until it is crispy and beginning to golden brown.
- *OPTIONAL STEP*: Let the chicken rest for 30-60 minutes in your fridge before you bake it. This step will help the crust to stick to the chicken.
- While the chicken is baking, prepare the sauce. In a small frying pan over high heat bring the honey, hot sauce and garlic powder to a boil then set it aside.
- When the chicken has finished baking remove it from the oven and turn the oven to broil. Dip each of the chicken tenders in the sauce then lay them back on the baking sheet. Save the extra sauce.
- Put the chicken back in the oven for 2-5 minutes for the glaze to caramelize slightly. Keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn’t burn.
- Baste the chicken with any extra sauce one they come out of the oven then serve immediately.
Paleo Chicken Salad Wraps
- 1 whole roasted chicken or 2 pounds of chicken
- ½ cup finely chopped celery
- Juice from 1 lemon (about 2-3 Tablespoons)
- ⅓ – ½ cup Paleo mayonnaise or (see recipe below)
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon Creole Seasoning
- 1 large egg, at room temperature (very important to be at room temperature)
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice, at room temperature
- 1 cup light olive oil (or 1/2 cup olive oil + 1/2 cup avocado oil)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard, optional
- Put cooked chicken in a food processor and pulse a few times to rough chop. Continue pulsing for about 30 seconds until the chicken is finely chopped. *If you turn “on” the food processor, your chicken will become a “paste” instead of very finely chopped. Don’t do this.
- In a bowl, combine lemon juice, mayonnaise, salt, pepper and creole seasoning and blend well.
- Toss chicken into the bowl, combine a few times with a spatula and throw in finely chopped celery.
- 1. Place the 1 egg, lemon juice, salt and optional dijon mustard in a blender or food processor. Pulse a few times until frothy and blended.
- 2. The key to this step is being patient and slow. Tablespoon by tablespoon start to add the olive oil, while the blender or food processor is on. Keep pouring slowly. It should take 2 to 3 minutes. If you rush this it will not emulsify.
- Lay wrap on a flat surface. Spread extra mayo if desired. Add chicken salad on top and spread evenly. Fold in two of the four side of the wrap about 1/2 inch. (So fold top and bottom) Then take the other side and wrap it up tightly! Cut wraps in half or leave whole.
diced (use less onion to cut carbs, if desired)Sea salt and pepper8 oz. mushrooms sliced3 cups cooked chicken, shredded1 cup chicken bone broth (buy here)1 cup full fat coconut milk (organic heavy cream will also work)2 eggs (pastured soy free are best)
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
Cooking Directions: Broccoli Casserole
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a casserole pan with half the coconut oil and set aside. Steam the broccoli until just barely cooked and set aside, uncovered. In a sauce pan melt the coconut oil, brown the onions and season with salt and pepper. Add the mushrooms, saute until cooked and move the pan off the heat. Transfer the broccoli, mushroom, onions, and shredded chicken into the casserole pan distributing evenly. Mix the bone broth, coconut milk, eggs, nutmeg with a generous pinch of salt and pepper in a bowl with a whisk and pour it over the contents of the casserole dish. Make sure the mixture is spread evenly and all the contents are covered. Place the casserole in the oven and cook for 35 to 40 minutes until done in the middle. Remove from the oven and let it cool for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.