Sunday, November 7, 2010

Everyday Paleo

It doesn't get any easier than this, gang - baked chicken. Prep time = 10:00. Bake time = 1 hour. Jeff turned me on to this recipe via "Everyday Paleo" a fantastic Paleo eating web resource:

For me to suggest a recipe it has to fit within the PR Fitness nutritional philosophy, and it also has to be simple, fast, and few ingredients, otherwise most people won't use it (myself include).

In this case you simply purchase a whole chicken (organic/free-range preferred), wash it and dry it (inside and out) and lightly sprinkle with sea salt (inside and out). Place it in a baking dish and put it in a 450 degree oven for 1 hour. Feel free to get creative with the seasoning, I added a little "Old Bay", but just sea salt alone makes for a fantastic dish!

While I didn't mess around with "presentation" for the photo - it turned out perfect - golden brown, super moist and tender; way better, way cheaper, and way more healthful than anything I could have purchased at a restaurant.

Leftovers make for a healthful version of chicken salad. Oh, and don't be freaked out about "dark meat", especially if your chicken is organic/free range - the whole "dark meat is bad for you" thing is a myth. Yes, it is higher in calories, so you have to watch that, otherwise, throw down and enjoy!
Super simple baked chicken ("sorry" to my vegetarian friends), I served it with steamed broccoli.
For dessert? Blueberries and slivered almonds - yum!

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