Tales of A Paleo Mom

Chicken Yassa

on August 18, 2012

This was a HUGE hit with the family.  The chicken was super moist and very tasty!  I served the chicken with cauliflower rice.  My husband was not thrilled to try the cauliflower since he HATES veggies.  HE LOVED THE “RICE”!  I knew it was a hit when he asked for seconds making sure I had more cauliflower.

When plating our dinner, I put the chicken over a bed of the cauliflower rice and then took some of the liquid from the crockpot and spooned it over the chicken making sure to get some of the chopped onions.  I served it with a green salad made of mixed herb greens from Trader Joe’s, broccoli slaw, and grated raw beet with a mustard balsamic salad dressing.  This dinner definitely made the rotation!

from Cooking Against the Grain
Served our family of 4 with leftovers for lunch


1 whole chicken, cut up*                                                     2 TB. Dijon mustard

½ c. avocado oil                                                                  2 TB. coconut aminos

2 onions, chopped                                                              ½ tsp. chili pepper

Juice from 2 lemons (approximately ½ c.)                     ½-1 tsp. cayenne pepper

½ c. apple cider vinegar                                                     ½ tsp. black pepper

1 bay leaf                                                                                1 tsp. sea salt

4 cloves of garlic, minced

What to do…

  1.  Place chicken in large Ziploc bag.
  2.  In a bowl, whisk remaining ingredients together.  Then pour over the chicken.
  3. Marinade 3 hours to overnight.
  4. Pour chicken and marinade into crockpot and cook on low setting 6-8 hours.  This can also be cooked in a 400 degrees uncovered for 1 hour.

*Instead of cutting up a chicken at home because I like the least amount of work, I bought it already cut up at Trader Joe’s.  It included two breasts and four drumsticks (bone in and skin on).  Make sure you are getting free range, organic chicken if you can!


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