At our last meetup on the weekend Clint and I took along a few paleo goodies for t he picnic, and the honey soy chicken I made was a huge success.
Especially with my little friend Lachy who has a lot of food allergies and often can’t eat much at meetup picnics. I always try to include something he can have and this time he scoffed down the chicken, with a big smile on his cute little face. So I thought I’d better get this super easy, tasty recipe up on the blog for more people to enjoy!
Remember… my recipes are pretty much always really simple and easy, I’m not into overly fancy meals because often a lot of ingredients with a lot of processes involved in putting them together can be confusing on the gut. So if you like my kinda view of cooking then you’ll like my recipes.. I hope 😉
HONEY NO-SOY CHICKEN
Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celcius
2 x free-range chicken breasts
3 tbsp coconut amino (for nightshade-free I use Matakana range available here, but otherwise use Niulife or a similar brand)
2 tbsp local raw honey
Salt and pepper to taste
Optional: crushed garlic, ginger
For the time-poor folk…
1. Cut chicken into strips or cubes and place in a deep oven dish
2. Add the coconut amino, honey and salt/pepper
3. Get your hands in there and mix thoroughly so the sauce is coated evenly over the chicken
4. Place in the oven, uncovered, and set the timer for 20 minutes. Then at 20 minutes get the tongs or a large spoon and mix the chicken around so the inside raw pieces move to the outside and all chicken cooks properly
5. Place back in the oven for another 20 or so minutes or until all chicken is cooked through
6. There’ll be a lot of liquid at the end but I like using this as sauce for pouring over veggies as it can be placed in a container in the fridge and used later, or it can be simmered down on the stove right away to thicken up. Add some arrowroot to create a honey soy gravy
7. Store chicken in an airtight glass container in the fridge. It’s great served cold! If you include the liquid, you’ll find it’ll become jelly once refrigerated, yay!
Now for those with more time up their sleeves…
1. Follow steps 1-3 as above but then place in a container in the fridge for a few hours to marinate. This will infuse the flavours into the chicken more
2. Then cook and store as mentioned above
How easy is that!?!
It will go great sided with cauli rice, veggie mash or mixed into a salad
5 Things I’n Grateful For Today:
1. A fun meetup at the Glasshouse Mountains and people enjoying my food
2. The 30 mins of magical #NakedSunTime I just got on the balcony
3. Wrestling Clint yesterday and finally getting him to the ground, woo!
4. My ‘Cowgirl’ mug cos it’s cool!
5. Country music