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Spring Chicken Paleo Style

Roasted Chicken with Spring Veggie

Roasted Chicken with Spring Veggie

The Paleo Diet lifestyle is your key to staying young and healthy, just like a spring chicken! This delicious dish paired with the fresh veggies and spices, is sure to put a spring in your step. Pair it with your favorite fresh seasonal fruit for the perfect meal, anytime of the day.

  • Author: Lorrie Cordain
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Poultry
  • Cuisine: American
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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 chicken quarters
  • 1 red onion, ends cut off and peeled
  • 2 tsp herbs d’ Provence
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • zest from 2 lemons

Veggies:

  • 2 small zucchinis
  • 8 ounces cremini mushrooms, cleaned
  • 1-pound asparagus
  • 1 fresh lemon quartered

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425ºF.
  2. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat, pour in olive oil to evenly coat and add the chicken thighs. Sear both sides of chicken to a caramelized brown. Remove the chicken thighs and place them, with the bone side down, in a 9″x13″ baking dish. Pour in any chicken fat rendered from the searing of the meat.
  3. Cut the onion in half and place each half flat side down on a cutting board. Slice each onion half into 1/2″ half moons. Separate the onions slightly as you scatter them over the chicken.
  4. Sprinkle the herbs d’ Provence, minced garlic, and lemon zest evenly over the chicken. Place the chicken in the preheated oven and cook for about 15-20 minutes – the timing will depend on the size of your chicken thighs.
  5. While the chicken cooks, prepare the veggies. Cut the ends from the zucchini and cut them into quarters lengthwise. Next cut across the quartered zucchini to make 1/2″ thick triangular pieces. Slice the mushrooms and trim any tough ends from the asparagus.
  6. Once the chicken has cooked, removed the pan from the oven and scatter the sliced zucchini and mushrooms evenly around the chicken. Arrange the asparagus spears around the chicken. Place the pan back in the oven and roast until the veggies are just tender and the chicken is cooked through, about 15 minutes. Remove from oven and serve immediately. Use lemon wedges for squeezing fresh juice over chicken and veggies as desired.

Notes

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 Lamb Roast with Veggies and Mushrooms: Simple, One-Dish Meal

One-dish meals are great for families or anyone with limited time for cooking. Simply chop and mix all the ingredients, and then leave it to the oven. Slow-cooked lamb becomes very tender and delicious, especially when mingling with herbs, vegetables, and mushrooms. We’ll use common button mushrooms, but you could easily substitute other types of mushrooms, including shiitake, oyster, morel, or Portobello.

Exotic mushrooms, like maitake, reishi, and chaga, are associated with strong antitumor, antiviral, and antibacterial properties, primarily because they can modulate immune function. But what about common button mushrooms, which represent 90% of mushrooms consumed in the US?1 Button mushrooms have potent immune-protective properties. A study published in the Journal of Nutrition, determined “white button mushrooms may promote innate immunity against tumors and viruses through the enhancement of a key component, NK activity.”2

Button mushrooms also contain significant amounts of B vitamins, selenium, and fiber. Researchers at Penn State University discovered they are loaded with a powerful, heat-stable antioxidant called L-ergothioneine,3 which was found to be as potent as glutathione, the so-called “master antioxidant.” Some researchers even suggested that L-ergothioneine could be classified as a new vitamin: “Because of its dietary origin and the toxicity associated with its depletion, ET may represent a new vitamin whose physiologic roles include antioxidant cytoprotection.”4

While slowly cooking in the oven, the mushrooms within this dish release their moisture into the sauce, adding flavor and plenty of healing potential. Give this delicious Paleo one-dish recipe a try tonight.

INGREDIENTS

Serves 2-3

  • 1 lb lamb stewing meat, cut into large cubes
  • 4 medium tomatoes
  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 2 cups button mushrooms, halved
  • 3 carrots, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 2 cups chicken or lamb stock (or water)
  • Freshly milled black pepper, to taste

DIRECTIONS

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Christopher James Clark, B.B.A.
@nutrigrail
Nutritional Grail
www.ChristopherJamesClark.com

Christopher James Clark | The Paleo Diet TeamChristopher James Clark, B.B.A. is an award-winning writer, consultant, and chef with specialized knowledge in nutritional science and healing cuisine. He has a Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan and formerly worked as a revenue management analyst for a Fortune 100 company. For the past decade-plus, he has been designing menus, recipes, and food concepts for restaurants and spas, coaching private clients, teaching cooking workshops worldwide, and managing the kitchen for a renowned Greek yoga resort. Clark is the author of the critically acclaimed, award-winning book, Nutritional Grail.

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references

1. Wu, D., et al. (June 2007). Dietary supplementation with white button mushroom enhances natural killer cell activity in C57BL/6 mice. Journal of Nutrition, 137(6). Retrieved August 16, 2014 from //www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17513409

2. Ibid.

3. Dubost, N., Beelman, R., Peterson, D., Royse, D. (2006). Identification and Quantification of Ergothioneine in Cultivated Mushrooms by Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectroscopy. International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms, 8(3). DOI: 10.1615/IntJMedMushr.v8.i3.30

4. Paul, B. and Snyder, S. (November 2009). The unusual amino acid L-ergothioneine is a physiologic cytoprotectant. Cell Death and Differentiation, 17. Retrieved August 16, 2014 from //www.nature.com/cdd/journal/v17/n7/abs/cdd2009163a.html

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