Nearly every day it seems someone ask me how they can prepare fresh, whole foods meals that are delicious, nutritious and most of all simple. So today, I thought I’d keep it simple this Monday and offer inspiration for dinner one night his week!
Chicken is likely the protein you consume most. It is generally the more “affordable” protein choice- though lately, here in South Africa prices have soared. You’ve enjoyed it roasted, in soups, baked, fried. But that can get mundane. So how about we kick it up for something exciting, fresh and wonderfully good? How about a fresh, easy and simply delicious chicken recipe for dinner this week?
Moroccan Chicken should do the trick!
- 1 whole, free range chicken cut
- ¼ cup Shoyu or Tamari soy sauce
- ¼ cup brown rice vinegar
- 2 tablespoons agave syrup
- Juice of 2 lemons
- Grated rind of 2 lemons
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon curry
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- ½ teaspoon oregano
- ½ teaspoon thyme
- Crushed peppercorns
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil
- 2 cups free range, low sodium chicken stock or broth
- 8 dried apricot halves, soaked and coarsely chopped
Mix the soy sauce, vinegar, agave, lemon juice, rind and all the herbs together. Place the chicken peices in a glass baking dish and cover with the marinade. Refrigerate overnight.
Remove the chicken, pat dry and place in a fresh baking dish. Reserve the marinade. Brush the chicken with coconut oil.
Season with sea salt and pepper then bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for about 2 hours. Reduce heat if needed as the chicken begins to brown.
Pour chicken stock/broth into a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Add the reserved marinade and the chopped apricots. Reduce the sauce on simmer by one half.
Pour the sauce over the roasted chicken. Serve with fresh greens and brown rice for a simple decadent dinner!
There you have a simple, delicious, nutritious chicken recipe for dinner! How can it get any better?
Let me know how you like it!
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