Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Ginger Chicken with Courgette 'Noodles' - Auto Immune Friendly, Paleo, Gluten and Dairy Free

On the Auto Immune Protocol, it's sometimes tricky to find something you can eat that's delicious, comforting and isn't going to send your immune system into overload. And so much of the food needs a lot of preparation and long cooking too (bone broths, stews, slow-cooking). But have a look at this...

ginger chicken with courgette noodles - aip paleo

Nice, eh? 

It's healthy, colourful and took just about 5 minutes to knock together. A perfect lunch or dinner and great for anyone on the AIP or Paleo diets. The 'noodles' are just yellow and green courgettes that have been sliced with a veggie peeler and stir-fried gently until soft. The ginger freshens up the whole dish, and it's also a potent anti-inflammatory.  

courgette noodles aip paleo

Ginger Chicken with Courgette 'Noodles'
Serves 1. 
half a teaspoon duck fat 
1 free-range or organic chicken breast, skin and bones removed and chopped into bite-sized pieces
1 thick slice of ginger, peeled and chopped into small cubes
1 fat garlic clove, peeled and chopped
2 spring onions, peeled and sliced
2 courgettes, washed

Melt half of the duck fat in a medium-sized frying pan. Top and tail the courgettes and then slice using a vegetable peeler to create long, ribbon-like courgette 'noodles'. Fry on a low heat, stirring often, until softened. Season with a pinch of salt. 

Melt the remaining duck fat in a smallish frying pan and stir-fry the chicken until almost cooked. Throw in the ginger, garlic and spring onion and continue to stir-fry for a minute or too. Cut into a piece of chicken to make sure it's cooked though, if not, cook for a few minutes longer and check again. Season with a little salt. 

Arrange the courgette ribbons onto a plate and serve the gingery chicken on top. Eat hot. 

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