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TTC: Fried Chicken Meatballs with Collard Greens

TTC: Fried Chicken Meatballs with Collard Greens

Had to do a quick-ish meal prep of my lunches for a week, so I decided to make (and double!) a recipe I’ve already tried before: Fried Chicken Meatballs with Collard Greens.¬† If you aren’t familiar with my “Through the Cookbook” series, read the intro […]

Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes (Paleo/SWYPO Whole30/DF/GF Latkes)

Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes (Paleo/SWYPO Whole30/DF/GF Latkes)

It’s several days after Christmas and my house is full of guests…..and takeout boxes. You see, our visitors have wanted to go out to eat at the local places. It completely makes sense, but has meant that our Christmas leftovers have gone relatively untouched until […]

Whole30 White Chicken Chili (Slow-Cooker)

Whole30 White Chicken Chili (Slow-Cooker)

Today was a day of busy house-things after a week of work travel. TBH I didn’t want to meal prep. So I told myself I was going to make up a crockpot recipe that I could truly just toss in the ingredients and let it do its thing. And that’s exactly what I did. This is a Whole30 version of a “White Chicken Chili.” There aren’t any beans but it’s still reminiscent of white bean chili. That’s where the potatoes come in. The starch added gives a nice heartiness that would be missing otherwise. The best part about this meal? While it was cooking I got to play outside in the snow with my toddler ūüôā Also, my harshest critic, aka my husband (don’t worry he’s also my #1 supporter!) ate two bowls immediately and couldn’t stop complimenting. So THAT is a win.¬† Oh and lastly, since this whole30 white chicken chili is modeled after a typical white chicken chili, it is a thin consistency. If you were expecting a thick stew-like chili, this may not be the recipe for you.¬†If you need a lazy Whole30 meal that really changes up flavors, look no further! This Whole30 White Chicken Chili is here for you.


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Whole30 White Chicken Chili (Slow-Cooker)
A Whole30 take on a White Chicken Chili. No beans, no problems.
Cuisine Paleo, Whole30
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Servings
Ingredients
Cuisine Paleo, Whole30
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Chop up all vegetables into small chunks. Add them into the slow cooker as you go (hooray less dishes!) Be particularly careful to make the potato pieces small so they cook through completely.
  2. Cover with the spices and green chilies, then place the chicken on top. Pour the broth over everything, then cover and cook on low.
  3. Cook on low for 5 hours
  4. Remove chicken and shred. Return to slow cooker and switch to "Keep Warm."
  5. Serve whenever desired. This reheats extremely well!
Recipe Notes

You can shred the chicken as soon as it is cooked through. My slow cooker is very finicky (it was my husband's $12 special from college but it's still kicking!), and I've found the best way to ensure the chicken remains tender is to place on top of the vegetables and increase cooking time. The flavors come together the longer it sits so expect this to get better as it sits in the fridge.

Substitution ideas/recommendations

  • Instead of bonesless, skinless chicken thighs, you could use boneless skinless chicken breasts or tenderloins. You should adjust cooking time (likely much less) accordingly.
  • Instead of russet potatoes - just about any potato would be fine. Note that sweet potatoes will need onger to cook through, but the flavor would be excellent in this dish.
  • If you don't have white pepper, black pepper is okay.
  • Be careful to check that chicken broth and diced chilies are Whole30 complaint. There are many that are available, but many are not.
  • Feel free to leave the seeds in the jalapeno! I cook with a toddler in mind. I actually topped my own bowl with crushed red peper and it was delicious, so I personally wouldn't mind a bit more heat.

Let me know what you think, and enjoy! ūüôā

-Rachel

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Whole30 Sesame Chicken

Whole30 Sesame Chicken

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My Grocery List August 2017

My Grocery List August 2017

This week has been another good one budget-wise and food wise! Onions Diced tomatoes Coconut cream Bacon Arrowroot Chicken tenderloins Mushrooms Aidell‚Äôs Chicken and Apple Sausage Aidell‚Äôs Ginger and Scallion Sausage¬† these sausages are my lifesavers and thankfully were on sale! Bell peppers coleslaw Meals […]

My Grocery List 4th June 2017 + Meal Planning

My Grocery List 4th June 2017 + Meal Planning

Well, it’s been a while since I have posted a grocery list. The truthful reason is that we have been slacking on meal prepping! We went camping two weeks ago, and have people over through the holiday weekend. This meant that meal prepping got lowered on our priority list. We were also burnt out of Whole30/Paleo meals. It took almost a year and a half but we just could.not.think.of.anything that actually sounded good. Then, we realized that we both felt awful and needed to be eating better. When we eat better, we feel better. It sounds cliche, but it’s really that simple.

Everything came from Aldi today! Mostly because we were still a little lazy, and Sunday mid-morning isn’t the best time to shop (though MUCH better than early Sunday afternoon)

Food:

  • Watermelon
  • Whole Grain Bread (for Riley’s PB&J’s if we make them)
  • some spices
  • Sparkling lemonade – for the bottle! It’s the swing type kind that can build pressure. Perect for my homemade kombucha!
  • Minced garlic
  • Red Pepper Sauce – for Travis (it had soy)
  • Raspberry Vinagrette (not Whole30, but is Paleo)
  • Lemons
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Pistachios
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Multi – colored bell peppers (x 2)
  • Strawberries (x 2) – these were only $0.99 each!
  • 2 Dozen Eggs
  • Shrimp
  • Pork
  • Chicken Tenderloins

Non-Food

  • Life Jacket for Riley – we were excited to find this so we can take her kayaking!
  • Fresh flowers – I showed these on my¬†Instagram¬†but they are super bright and cheerful
  • Greeting’s day cards – okay, I was¬†seriously¬†impressed by these. They were Hallmark quality, or $.049 apiece! I got one for an upcoming graduation party, one for Father’s Day, and one for our wedding anniversary (which I think was technically a Father’s Day card? but it worked for this occassion too)
  • Bike Pump
  • Heavy Duty storage boxes (x 2) – these were quite impressive for the price!

Overall, this is the first time I’ve ever spent over $100 at Aldi! Mostly because of the non-food list. Still, we managed to get a lot of great prices and got three types of protein.

Meals Planned so far

  • Breakfast Frittata – onion and sausage this time
  • Ultamite Grilled Kabobs (recipe soon!)
  • Plantains seared in ghee¬†(Side dish)
  • Tacos (beef for Travis/Riley, Shrimp/Fish for me) with¬†toasted cauli-rice
  • Roasted Sweet Potatoes (Side dish)

With Motivation,

Rachel

My Grocery List April 28th, 2017

My Grocery List April 28th, 2017

Does anyone feel like they tend to always run out of EVERY stinking household good at once? I know that it evens out but from looking at my list it is going to be a more expensive trip. April overall has been a great budget […]

Grocery List 4/13/17 + Meal Planning (Whole30-ish)

Grocery List 4/13/17 + Meal Planning (Whole30-ish)

  Hooray, it’s officially my weekend! My work has tomorrow as a holday, which is perfect because Riley’s daycare is closed. We had to buy a few more items than I’d hoped, but this week the grocery list was still pretty good. I narrowly escaped […]