Spanish Chicken

This is a great high protein, low carbohydrate meal! It is warn and delicious without being stodgy and is great with a big salad in summer or a cheeky glass of red by the fire in winter πŸ™‚

Cauliflower is from the same family as broccoli and cabbage, it contains many essential B-complex vitamins and loads of vitamin C. Cauliflower contains several anti cancer phyto-chemicals which have proven benefits against prostate, breast, cervical, colon, ovarian cancers.

Why I love tomatoes- The antioxidant properties of lycopene in tomatoes may protect our immune cells from destructive free radicals, molecules that can harm cells and damage DNA. Tomatoes are rich in vitamin C, which, like lycopene, is linked to reducing the risk of heart disease. Tomatoes are also high in salicylates, which have an anti-clotting effect on the blood, and may be partially responsible for tomatoes’ protective effect against heart disease. Tomatoes contain vitamin K, which plays a key role in clotting blood and maintaining strong bones. The Vitamin A in tomatoes helps maintain healthy skin, hair, mucous membrances, bones and teeth.

1 kg chicken thighs (I prefer breasts generally but thighs taste WAY better in this recipe, breasts tend to dry out and taste like…. I don’t know- something gross)
1 red onion- diced
2 cloves garlic- crushed
2 tbs thyme
1 cup dry white wine
500 ml chicken stock
1 tin chopped tomatoes
1 tsp coconut oil

Cauliflower Mash

1 small or 1/2 lge head cauliflower
1/2 cup milk (I used coconut milk)
Pinch salt & pepper
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried rosemary

For the mash- steam cauliflower until soft then add all ingredients to the food processor and blend until smooth- you could probably use a stick mixer too.

For the chicken-
In a frypan cook onion and garlic in the oil until onion is translucent, add chicken things and seal on both sides, add the wine and make sure you scrape all the yummy bits off the bottom of the pan then remove from heat. Transfer everything to your slow cooker (you could do this in a big pot on the stove if you wanted to, in which case leave it all in there now), add remaining ingredients and turn it on. Go to work/bed, it will be done when you wake πŸ™‚ if you are going to do this on the stove, bring all ingredients to the boil then reduce to a low simmer, cover and allow to simmer for at least 2hrs.

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14 thoughts on “Spanish Chicken

  1. Sarah says:

    Another delicious looking recipe! How many do you post a day? It’s a great thing we like to workout with all this food we are eating! πŸ˜‰

  2. Haha I know Sarah!! I train so i can fit more food in πŸ˜‰ I actually made this one a few days ago just didn’t get around to posting until now and I still have a few recipes I made over the weekend that I haven’t posted yet. I try and post a couple of recipes a week, sometimes I go a bit mental and post heaps more, sometimes it is just the 2. Sometimes I just cook such boring stuff (think grilled fish/chicken & steamed veggies) that is not worth posting!

  3. Sarah says:

    I am the same way! I mean I am in love with working out, but it definitely allows me to eat more too!! And I’m sure you have tons of great recipes! I know I have a book with pages that have recipes just waiting to be posted! I try not to post more than 5 a week, but normally it is about 4. Everyone tells me they can’t keep up if I am posting more! haha And I get a lot of meals like that too….chicken and veggies, etc. Or sometimes I go into busy mode and I end up eating leftovers for a few nights, which no one wants to see!

    Either way, I am so glad you found me! I am loving your recipes!! Keep them coming! πŸ™‚

  4. I know right, sometimes you get in a cooking frenzy but it is good for the weeks that you are just not feeling it to have some tucked away so you can still post even though you are really eating someone really boring πŸ™‚ thank you for all your feedback and I am just love finding new blogs so keep your recipes coming! It is so inspiring!

  5. Sarah says:

    Thank you! Same to you! And if you find any more amazing new food blogs, let me know! I’d love to check them out! πŸ™‚ Have an awesome day!

  6. Will do Sarah! Have you checked out My New Roots? Fab.

  7. Sarah says:

    No, but I definitely will! Thank you! πŸ™‚

  8. Julie Eating says:

    Oh this looks to die for!! Going to make this very soon πŸ™‚ love all of your reipes!

  9. Thank you Julie! It was super easy! I love slow-cooker meals! Thanks so much for stopping by the blog!

  10. That cauliflower mash looks dynamite! You know I’ve never been a fan of cauliflower until I had caulifower soup and now your mash may just do me in!

  11. Aw thanks thehealthyflavor! I am glad you are embracing the cauliflower! The mash tastes like potato mash!

  12. Briony says:

    Hi Shannon! How many people would you recommend making this for? 6 maybe?

  13. Hi Briony, I think about 4 people. I eat a lot though πŸ˜‰

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