I try to eat Paleo most of the time, but I find that over weekends it’s difficult to stick to no bread / no cheese / no chips / etc. During the week I’m fine and I like to try out different Paleo recipes and ideas for dinner. I made these filled chicken breasts for dinner with ingredients we already had. They turned out absolutely divine!
PALEO DINNER IDEA – FILLED CHICKEN BREASTS
You will need:
- Deboned chicken breasts
- Chilli or chicken spice of your choice
- Coconut milk
- Goats cheese
To make the dish:
Use de-boned chicken breasts and cut them open on the one side (almost like you would do with a pita bread) so that you have a thinner, bigger piece of chicken. Then tenderize the chicken meat – I used a wooden spoon. I cooked each chicken breast in some water and butter and only once they were all cooked, did I put them back in the pan to add some spices and colour to the meat. I used a chilli chicken spice and butter with my stove plate on medium heat, to brown the chicken breasts.
While I was cooking the chicken breasts, I also cooked some bacon (about 2 to 3 strips per chicken breast) and spinach with a ‘fake’ white sauce. For the spinach, I cooked it in water and butter and then added some coconut milk (only a tiny bit) to add some flavour. I then reduced the liquid over a medium heat.
I then layered a little bit of spinach, a few strips of bacon and goats cheese on each chicken breast and closed it. To hold the chicken breast in place I used a toothpick. I served these chicken breasts with sweet potatoe (sweetened with honey and butter) and asparagus wrapped in a piece of bacon. Divine!
If you’re looking for a quick, easy and healthy Paleo recipe for dinner – this is it. Give it a try and come back to let me know what you think! If you have any questions, feel free to ask me in the comments.