Saturday, March 31, 2012

Sweet & Sour Chicken (scd)



Ah, the Asians, they have a real knack for making delicious friend chicken smothered in sweet sauces. So when I saw this original non-paleo recipe I knew I had to adapt it and make it ok for the paleo and specific carbohydrate diet. Since the things I subbed were relatively close to the actual recipe, I think it has a very similar taste. After making these, I couldn't stop eating them, this is seriously one of my most favorite recipes of all time. I hope you like:


Chicken:
3-4 boneless chicken breasts
salt & pepper, to taste
2/3 cup of coconut flour
2 egg whites
1/4 cup coconut oil

(Or use this chicken nugget recipe as a base)
 
Sweet and Sour Sauce:
3/4 cup honey
4 tbs scd ketchup
1/2 cup vinegar
1 tsp garlic powder

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cut chicken into cubes.

Mix the salt and pepper in with the coconut flour.
Dip the chicken pieces in the egg and then lightly coat in the coconut flour



Heat your 1/4 cup oil in a large skillet and cook your chicken until browned but not cooked through. 
Place the chicken in a 9x13 greased baking dish. Mix all of your sweet and sour sauce ingredients in a bowl and then pour evenly over the chicken. Bake for 30 minutes and during the baking process you will need to turn the chicken every 10 minutes. 





15 comments:

  1. Love the recipes...but find the font used on the website VERY difficult to read.

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  2. I just wanted to say thanks for putting up the website and sharing your recipes. I have been on the SCD for almost 5 years, and was glad to see some new things out there; in particular this recipe. Thanks also for the ketchup recipe, and for sharing your letter from the tomato paste company. I had never used tomato paste before given the guidance in BTVC, and the fact that I am sensitive to illegals. I agree with you that foods have come a long way since BTVC was published, and felt confident in moving forward with the recipe for the ketchup after reading the letter. Anyway, thanks again and good luck in health and life.

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    1. Thank you very much, you are very gracious in your comments! I am so glad that people are actually reading the blog and enjoying the recipes and small tid bits of info that I find in relation to the diet. I hope the ketchup worked out for you and that you continue to do well on your scd journey. Thank you again for reading my blog! Keep commenting- as I always appreciate reader input. Stay healthy! So glad to hear there are others on the diet for the long-term, as I know that I will be!

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    2. Where do I find the letter regarding tomato paste on your blog? Thanks

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    3. Here you go, Bob: http://relishscd.blogspot.com/2012/03/ketchup.html

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  3. Oh your recipe looks absolutely divine! I can't wait to fix this for my family! Could you tell me about how big of chunks you cut your chicken pieces into though? 1 inch cubes? 2 inch cubes? smaller? Thanks!!
    Thank you for sharing your recipes! The SCD community appreciates it!

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    1. No more than one inch thick. They can be longer, like chicken fingers but just make sure they're all about the same thickness so that there is an even cooking. Thanks for following. Your support is very appreciated!

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  4. love all your recipes, keep them coming

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  5. What kind of vinegar are you meant to use?

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  6. Could I use something other than coconut flour? Would almond flour work or something else?

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    1. Yes, lightly coated in almond flour would work as well.

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  7. Thanks for this! I'm trying it this week for me and my family; I'll let you know how we like it! (Looks fantastic, and rather simple, which is always appreciated!)

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  8. I was having one of those 'I am so sick of trying to figure out what to eat' days =( Thank you so much! I am excited to try something new

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