Paleo Chicken Teriyaki And Sweet Potato Noodles

One thing I have really missed since going Paleo is Japanese take out food. Particularly stuff thats laden with delicious soy or teriyaki sauces. My workout today was particularly tough and I was craving salt like crazy. So I came up with a Chicken Teriyaki dish that was Whole 30 friendly, required little prep or cooking, and that the kids would eat too. My slow cooker was on the counter and I decided that would make my life even easier since it would not need to be babysat. I just chucked it all in, set it, and moved on with my day until my timer went off. I put the chicken over sweet potato noodles. The combination was a great sweet and salty balance of flavor.

Just a little FYI–Coconut Aminos (made by Coconut Secret) is a great Paleo replacement for soy sauce. We have a few stores that carry it locally, and of course you can get it online. It is made from coconut sap. Its a little sweeter in taste than soy sauce, but has no sugar added.

PALEO CHICKEN TERIYAKI

6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (I prefer thighs in the slow cooker since they don’t dry out)

3/4 cup Coconut Aminos

1/2 cup prune puree (a small baby food jar works)

4-5 green onions, diced

1 celery stalk, diced

1/2 cup baby carrots, diced

1 tsp minced garlic

1/2 tsp minced ginger

In a mixing bowl, wisk together the Coconut Aminos, prunes, garlic, ginger, and green onion

Rinse chicken and place in bottom of slow cooker

Add diced carrots and celery to slow cooker

Pour sauce over the top of the chicken and veggies

Put lid on, set to high and let cook for 2.5 hours

Makes 2 adult size servings

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SWEET POTATO NOODLES

1 sweet potato

1 Tbsp oil (I used coconut oil, but EVOO or grass fed ghee would be fine too)

1 tsp garlic powder

pepper to taste (I omitted salt since the coconut aminos in the chicken is salty already)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Using a spiral slicer (I have the “Paderno spiral vegetable slicer”, but there are several you can purchase from Amazon), slice the sweet potato–this is super fun for little helpers (I guide them since there is a blade involved)

Toss sweet potato in oil

Add garlic powder and pepper

Spread in a single layer on a baking sheet

Bake 10-12 minutes, just until its softened, but not yet crisping like a french fry

Top with your Paleo Chicken Teriyaki, some stir fried veggies (snap peas and peppers cut into strips worked great), and ENJOY!

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