Paleo Bacon Wrapped Chicken Thighs

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This is a really easy – and really tasty entree … inspired by a recipe found on paleodish.com
  • 2 T Organic Coconut Oil (<$1 from Costco)
  • 2 T Balsamic Vinegar (<$1 from Costco)
  • 6 Organic Chicken Thighs (@ $6 from Costco)
  • 1/2 Organic Onion – chopped (@$1 from Meijer)
  • 3 Cloves Garlic – crushed
  • 4 Baby Bella Mushrooms – diced (@$1 from Meijer)
  • 6 Slices of Coleman Natural – Uncured Hickory Smoked Bacon (@ $3 from Costco)
  • 1 t Sea Salt
  • Black Pepper to taste
  • 2 T Organic Coconut Oil (<$1 from Costco)
Preheat oven to 350 F.  Prepare 9 x 13 baking dish with 1 T coconut oil.  Combine remaining oil with vinegar, onion, garlic, mushrooms and spices in a large mixing bowl.  Add chicken thighs and mix well, massaging the mixture into the chicken pieces.  Remove each chicken piece from the bowl and wrap with a slice of bacon so that bacon covers the chicken completely.  Place in baking dish in a single layer with loose ends on the bottom of the dish.  Pour remaining marinade over the chicken and bake for 45 to 60 minutes until juices run clear and bacon is cooked.  You may want to pop them in the broiler for a couple of minutes if you prefer crispy bacon 🙂
Serves 4 people at approx $3 per serving.
I served this entree with a very easy broccoli slaw:
Broccoli Slaw

Broccoli Slaw

Mix 2 T Organic Apple Cider Vinegar with 2 T Olive Oil and 2 t Brown Mustard to make dressing.  Combine dressing with Organic Broccoli Coleslaw and enjoy!

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Italian Sausage and Veggie Bake

This recipe was inspired by “Bravo for Paleo”

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Italian Sausage and Veggie Bake

  • 1 Pkg Sheltons Turkey Italian Sausage (@$6 at Herb Thyme)
  • 2 T Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Organic Yellow Onion (<$1 at Meijer)
  • 1 Head Organic Broccoli – cut to florets (@$6 at Produce Depot)
  • 1 Organic Zucchini Squash – diced large (@$1 at Produce Depot)
  • 1 can Organic Fire Roasted Tomatoes – diced (@$2 at Meijer)
  • Italian Seasoning, Salt and Pepper to taste

Cook Sausage with 1/2″ water in covered frying pan until water cooks out and sausage begins to brown.  Remove sausage, keeping them warm.  Heat olive oil in same pan and saute onions, broccoli and zucchini until just tender.  Add Fire roasted tomatoes and seasoning.  Pour vegetables into baking dish and top with italian sausage.   This dish is great for making ahead … just reheat at 350 F oven for 20 minutes before serving.

Serves 4 at approx. $4 per serving