Honey Lime Chicken with Zoodles

Honey Lime Chicken with Zoodles

Honey Lime Chicken

Course Main Course
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 3 half chicken breasts, slice thin for skewering
  • 4 T Olive Oil
  • 3 T Coconut Aminos
  • 1 T Honey
  • 3 whole garlic, cloves minced
  • 3 T red pepper, diced extra small
  • 2 whole green onions
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Slice the chicken in small pieces for skewering (mine were about 2 inch pieces)
  2. In a shallow baking dish (square) mix the rest of the ingredients and place the chicken in and mix to coat
  3. Allow the chicken to marinade for at least an hour.  (mine was in the marinade for 8 hours)
  4. Skewer the chicken and fire up the grill!
  5. The extra sauce in the baking dish can be put in a pan to simmer and once it simmers I added my Zoodles and cooked for 5 minutes.
  6. If I was serving this to my husband and I only, I would have kicked this recipe up with some spice like red pepper flakes.  I'm sure that it would have been too spicy for our children.  Don't be afraid to improvise for your taste!  Enjoy!!!!

This Honey Lime Chicken – Zoodles was easy to prep quickly in the morning before heading out for the day.  We have finally closed the school books (sort of) for the summer and now it’s time to our minds wrapped around organizing, chores and fun times at the pool.  Yet, along with that comes, what am I going to make for dinner after enjoying a day in the sun.  At that point I would just like to have something quick and easy to throw on the grill.  This is how I came up with the following recipe.

These next couple of posts are going to include information as to why it is important to purchase Free-range chicken and Grass-fed beef (this post to come tomorrow).  I have an informational book that I use as a resource daily, “The Paleo Approach (Reverse Autoimmune Diease and Heal Your Body)”, by: Sarah Ballantyne, PhD.  This book can be purchased on Amazon here.

Why choose Pasture-raised or Free-range chicken?  Well, first off they are able to roam freely in pastures.  These animals are not usually given antibiotics or hormones, again important for the balancing of our endocrine system.   Animals that are pasture raised are a good source of Vitamin D.  You will also find that Free-range chicken have more vitamin E and iron then conventional chicken.

The important fact that I am trying to get use to is that chicken has been a staple in our house.  Eating chicken as often as we do is not helping to balance out our Omega 6 and Omega 3’s in our body.  This is going to be a challenge going forward for my family is incorporating more fish to take in our required omega 3- fatty acids found in fish.  This discussion will come in a later post.

As you shop at your local market, butcher, farmer look for these important keys when purchasing chicken.

  1. Ensure that the chicken is Free-range or Pasture-raised chicken
  2. Free of antibiotics and hormones
  3. Don’t be afraid to ask the local butcher or farm what  the chicken are fed (non-gmo grain, is it soy? etc)

We are our own advocate!  Knowing what we are putting into our bodies and if it is safe for our autoimmune system is up to us.  Here is a link to Sarah Ballantyne’s page! She is a great source of information for navigating through the paleo diet plan.

As always, thank you for visiting my site and supporting me through social media.  I am grateful to share my journey with so many of you and learn as well about your journey.  Here is to life and wellness!  Have a beautiful day everyone!

 

 


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