Greetings everyone, it’s been a week or so since I’ve posted…just took a little time off to recharge the batteries. I’ve also been working like crazy, but then again, what’s new?!
Over the last few days I’ve started cooking again a lot more, and it has really got me thinking about finally going to work on reworking my favorite recipes to make them Paleo. My main passion in life has always been cooking and it’s the one thing I do everyday to relax and unwind. Many see cooking as a chore, I just don’t in any way. So, here is the first of my efforts. Sorry in advance for the lack of photos, my camera was out of batteries!
4 Large Chicken Breasts
1 Large Yellow Onion
2 Celery Stalks
1 Large Clove of Garlic
1/2 Cup Fresh Almond Meal
1 Cup Chicken Stock
Large Pinch of Saffron
Fresh Cilantro to Taste
Cut the Chicken breasts into bite sized pieces, season with salt and pepper, and set aside. Chop the onion, carrots, and celery into very fine dice. Warm up the chicken stock just a bit and put the saffron in it to start the flavors infusing into the stock.
In a heavy bottom pan sauté the chicken in two patches with a healthy dose of olive oil. Once the chicken is cooked and starting to brown remove to a warm plate. Add a touch more oil and cook the onion, celery, carrot, and garlic clove (roughly chopped) until cooked down, maybe 5-7 minutes. Once the veggies are cooked add the saffron stock and almond meal stirring to combine. Add the chicken along with another cup or so of water, bring to a boil, and simmer for 30 minutes. I like to let the sauce reduce a bit towards the end of the cooking to concentrate the flavors a bit.
Serve over some Cauliflower rice and top with as much fresh cilantro as you like!
I served it here with some simple roasted okra and it was an awesome meal. The combination of the saffron and the almonds is amazingly rich, and I think I could eat this every night!
Hope y’all get to try it and share my love for this dish! I’m a big fan of Moroccan flavors, and they lend themselves fairly well to Paleo conversion. Hope all have a great Fourth of July!!