Warm Bacon, Brussels Sprouts, Sweet Potato Hash Recipe

Brussels sprout sweet potato hashWhen the temperature drops and the leaves begin to turn that’s my cue to make a switch from cooking my light summer salads to making entrees that are warmer, fuller and more conducive to the weather outside. This root vegetable hash is like a warm sweater. It warms my soul — or at least my belly.

It’s the perfect fall dinner — or breakfast — in my humble opinion. It’s hearty — with or without the chicken if your a vegetarian or would just rather nix it — and it is just the right amount of slutty without going completely off the reservation, thanks to the bacon and pouched egg.

So. Yum.

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The ‘It Never Gets Old’ Spicy Paleo Chicken Rub

Paleo chicken rub, spicy paleo chicken, clean eatingI love playing around with spice rubs for chicken and beef. They can throw a wrench into a boring dinner routine and you can make them in bulk and keep them in your pantry for simple dinners with virtually no prep for the rest of the week. Easy peasy.

While some of my more inventive — and unsuccessful — rubs have a short shelf life, this one has some permanent real estate in my cupboard. It has great flavor and a little spiciness, and you could use it on chicken or pork. T

his recipes will usually get me through three meals that utilize around a pound of meat. Enjoy!

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Grilled Tequila Lime Chicken Recipe

tequila lime chicken, lime chicken marinade, tequila chicken marinade, grilled lime chickenI’ve been making this recipe since my college days — probably because in my early twenties having a bottle of tequila in my freezer at all times was something I could count on.

And while I don’t enjoy tequila as much as I did back then, I still love it in a marinade. If you prefer a milder flavor, omit the seeds from the jalapeno, or pull the jalapeno altogether.

Serve this over a salad or with some cauliflower rice and a scoop of guacamole; it’s delicious (just ask my pup who is waiting in angst for a piece to drop!) 🙂

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Super Simple Lemon-Garlic Chicken Recipe

Lemon garlic and pepper chicken recipe, paleo chicken recipeLemon, garlic and black pepper is a classic flavor combination that has been a fail-safe since it was discovered way back when. As time has crept on, there have been  hundreds of variations built on this classic base, but there is nothing wrong with kicking it old school and using this flavor profile as it was originally intended — being simple isn’t a bad thing.

This chicken dish showcases the original flavors perfectly. It’s cooked on top of the garlic and lemons in the pan, giving it maximum flavor. I usually pair this over a simple veggie dish, some cauliflower rice or a nice salad. Enjoy!

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Paleo Balsamic-Dijon Chicken Marinade Recipe

chicken marinade recipe, chicken marinade with balsamic and honey mustard, paleo chicken marinadeThis chicken marinade is super simple to make — you can whip it together in about 5 minutes — it’s tasty, and is totally Paleo-friendly and gluten- and dairy-free. It’s one of my husband’s favorites, so I make it several times a month, and it never gets old. It has a bit of spice to it, so if that isn’t your thing, you can omit the red pepper flakes to tame it a bit.

This pairs well with any cut of chicken — breasts, thighs, etc. — and makes a good marinade for chicken wings on the grill or in the oven, as well as for different cuts of pork.

While I have cooked this on the stove top and the grill several times, I prefer this baked, since you can cook the chicken in its marinade and spoon a bit of it over the final product as a sauce for some extra flavor. Enjoy!

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Zesty Paleo Chicken Marinade Recipe

Paleo chicken marinade, lime chickenChicken is a go-to protein in my kitchen. It’s a healthier alternative to beef, and can be done in a ton of different ways. Since I eat it so often, I try to switch up how I cook and season it so I don’t get bored, and this marinade is one of my favorites.

I love Mexican-influenced flavors, and this dish always reminds me of Mexico. The chili powder and jalapeno give it a nice kick, and pair well with the mustard, citrus and coconut aminos.

While this dish isn’t the prettiest — once cooked it takes a dark green, muddy color — its super tasty and flavorful. Serve with some cauliflower rice, roasted veggies, or guacamole and you’ll feel like you’re south of the border.

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Paleo Baked Honey Mustard Chicken Recipe

honey mustard chickenI am a fan of anything honey mustard-flavored, but I am especially partial to this chicken recipe because it is super simple, healthy, and basically fail-proof, giving you a ton of flavor with minimal prep time.

I normally use whole grain Dijon mustard, but other types of mustard will do, as well. If you decide to go with skin-on or bone-in chicken instead, I would up the marinade time to 4 – 6 hours to get a bit more flavor. You could also throw the chicken on the grill or in a pan for about 5 minutes per side as opposed to baking them. This dish goes great with just about anything, but I normally pair it with fresh veggies like Brussels sprouts or over salad. It’s also delicious cold. Enjoy!

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Paleo Chicken Soup with Riced Cauliflower

Chicken soup, paleoThe cold weather and my slow cooker have a solid partnership. The second the temperature drops to a certain degree, the slow cooker comes out; nothing helps soften the chill better than a hearty, healthy soup — they didn’t name the book Chicken Soup for the Soul without good reason.

This paleo chicken soup recipe of course is a different take on your mom’s classic — omitting the noodles and adding some cauliflower rice in their place — but it’s just as delicious, and certainly does its job of battling those frosty days and nights. While this recipe doesn’t call for it, I sometimes throw in either leeks or sweet potatoes to “beef” it up a bit.

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