Welcome back, Monday. How was your weekend? I hope you did something fun yet relaxing.
Today I'm sharing a Whole 30 and Paleo friendly recipe I prepared annndddd melted over. I know what you're thinking. Can we cut it out with the creamy coconut milk recipes already? Sorry. I was craving it and these recipes I concocted from very non-Whole 30 recipes actually impressed myself. Print them. File them away for a later date if you're a little maxed on the coconut milk. But, given our colder weather lately, having a warm sauce to pair with whatever meat I'm preparing for dinner has been superb! This one reminded me of eating spinach artichoke dip...without the chips and without the guilt. 100% healthy. Seriously. Imagine it. Spinach artichoke dip with your chicken. #yesplease
- 2 boneless skinless chicken breast
- salt and pepper
- 1.5 tbsp olive oil, divided
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1 tbsp almond flour
- 1 cup fresh spinach, chopped if preferred
- 3-4 oz canned artichoke hearts, sliced
- 1 1/4 cup whole coconut milk
- red pepper flakes (optional)
Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a non-stick pan on medium high heat. Season both sides of the chicken with salt and pepper. Add the chicken to the pan to sear it until golden brown, about 4-5 minutes. Flip the chicken to sear the other side. Transfer the chicken to a separate plate and cover to keep it warm.
Add the remaining olive oil to the pan with the minced garlic. Add in the spinach and artichoke to saute until the spinach has wilted. Pour in the coconut milk and 1 tbsp almond flour. Stir it in well, scrapping up any browned pieces from the bottom of the pan. Season with salt and pepper to taste preference. Once the mixture is simmering and thickened, add the chicken back to the pan. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes before serving warm.
This dish was excellent alone, without any rice or pasta. You can serve this with riced cauliflower, or if not following Whole 30 or Paleo then with steamed rice or pasta.
I cannot wait to make this again!
I hope you enjoyed this recipe post and please share if you did! January is a great time to begin eating healthier but the real changes come when you carry it forward throughout the year as a lifestyle change. You can search all of my Whole 30 or Paleo recipes using the recipes tab at the top of the page.
Wishing everyone a wonderful week ahead!