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Ginger Citrus Chicken & Strawberry Salad

By admin | In Events and Announcements, Recipes | on July 5, 2011

Over the weekend, we tried out a couple of recipes that were featured on Chris Kresser’s Healthy Skeptic blog.  We heard of his blog and Healthy Baby Code course on Robb Wolf’s Paleo Solution podcast a while back and purchased it.  In it, as a bonus, Chris lists some favorite healthy recipes for those looking to get pregnant or have a bun in the oven.  However, these recipes are perfectly paleo (or primal) and quite delicious.  We decided to grill instead of roast the chicken, but we posted original recipe below  (originally from paleo diet lifestyle).   We also threw together a balsamic strawberry salad to accompany it.

Ginger Citrus Roast Chicken
• About 5 tbsp coconut oil (or lard, tallow, butter)
• 3 lemons or limes (if using limes, use 4)
• 2 oranges
• 1 whole chicken (about 4 1/2 pounds)
• 3 tbsp grated fresh ginger
• Salt and pepper to taste
1. Preheat your oven to 425 F.  Zest 1 orange and lemon and then cut them in quarters.
2. Wipe the chicken dry and place it in a roasting pan.
3. Mix 1 tbsp of the grated ginger with the citrus zest. Rub the citrus mixture in the chicken cavity with
some added salt and pepper if wanted. Add the quartered lemon and orange inside the cavity.
4. Juice the remaining lemons and orange with the remaining 2 tbsp ginger and also add the melted
coconut oil. Brush the chicken with the mixture.
5. Bake for 15 minutes.
6. Baste the chicken and reduce the heat to 375 F.
7. After another 25 minutes, baste again, turn the chicken on his breast and cook for an other 25
8. At this point, verify the doneness of the chicken by verifying if the juices run clear when you cut the
thickest part of the breast. You can also verify with a meat thermometer (should be 160 F in the
breast and at least 170 F in the thigh).
9. When ready, remove from oven and let the chicken rest for 15 minutes.
10.Garnish with extra citrus wedges if wanted on a bed of steamed vegetables or spinach. Use the
citrus, coconut oil and ginger cooking juice as a sauce.

Strawberry Salad

  • Mixed greens and baby spinach
  • Stawberries, sliced
  • sliced raw almonds
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Aged balsamic vinegar

A huge congrats to Power Couple Brian and Anna for their engagement this past Saturday! Brian pulled off a perfectly executed plan and organized quite a surprise party for Anna afterwards. Well done, Sweet Cheeks!

WOD 07.05.11

Deadlift 1×5 or Wendler

4 Rds:
200m Sprint
15 Ring Push Ups (or 20 Push Ups)
10 OHS

2 Comments to "Ginger Citrus Chicken & Strawberry Salad"

  • Xuan says:

    July 5, 2011 at 3:22 PM -

    Congrats to Brianna!!

  • M^2 (Mark) says:

    July 6, 2011 at 10:57 PM -

    Just got a chance to catch up on the posts! Anna & Brian, Congratulations! Welcome to the “club” – haha 😉

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