Chicken Stroganoff

Ever noticed how asparagus makes your pee smell funny? Don’t look at me like that, you know it’s true & I am SURE you have wondered why. Well, you are welcome. I did some research and found you an answer. So, apparently not everyone experiences the joys of weird smelling pee after eating asparagus, genetically some people escape this, I am yet to meet one of those people. The reason for the stink-pee is that asparagus contains a number of sulphur-containing compounds. If you are lucky enough to be genetically blessed (?) your body will enable the breakdown of these sulfur compounds through your digestive process and voila, your pee stinks. So there it is.

This doesn’t look like a regular stroganoff but man it tastes amazing! The thighs stay really moist don’t dry out and are a taste sensation! It tastes just like the beef stroganoff my mum used to make when we were little, only less beefy 😉 Get on it, you’ll love it. Serve it with zucchini noodles or cauliflower rice for a great nutrient-packed & low carbohydrate accompaniment.

1 tbs sweet paprika
1 red onion, diced
1 tbs coconut oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tbs tomato paste
2 cups mushrooms, chopped roughly
500ml coconut cream
Pinch salt
Pepper to taste
1 kg chicken thighs

Preheat your oven to 150C. In a crockpot or frypan, heat the coconut oil and sauté onion & garlic until onion is translucent. Add paprika & tomato paste & cook for a further 2-3 mins. Add the coconut cream, mushrooms, salt & pepper and bring to the boil. If you are using a crockpot you can now add the chicken and pop uncovered into the oven for 2-3 hrs. If you are using a frypan you now need to place the chicken in a baking dish & pour over the liquid from the fry pan. Pop this in the oven uncovered for about 2 hrs. Now you can shred the chicken with 2 forks & mix it through the sauce or leave it as whole pieces. I served ours over zucchini spagetti with some grilled asparagus. Delicious. Even better the next day as leftovers.

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