Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Paleo BLT-Style Grilled Chicken

This is the delicious meal that accompanies the Paleo Bacon Jam I also made the other day.  I came across this recipe idea in a magazine of all places (NOT Pinterest- what??), but I changed it a bit. The original recipe was for pork chops rather than chicken, which sounded really good, but I happened to have defrosted chicken breasts so I went with that instead.  This would be delicious with pork or chicken though.  Aside from making the bacon jam, this was super fast and easy and is cooked primarily on the grill, which is great for the summer.  I love that it is like a reinvented BLT with no bread, just extra meat and healthy veggies.  Perfect Paleo!  Here is what I did:

Paleo BLT-Style Grilled Chicken
(serves 2-3)
  • 2-3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • salt & pepper
  • 3-4 T Paleo Bacon Jam 
  • 2 large tomatoes, cut into thick slices
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • 4 c baby or chopped spinach or kale
  • 1/4 c water
Heat the grill to medium heat. Season the chicken (or pork) with salt and pepper, as well as about 2 T of the bacon jam.  Cook the chicken for about 8-9 minutes on each side, or until fully cooked.

In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat and add the shallot.  Cook it around until tender, then toss in the spinach (or kale) and water.  Stir it around and allow the spinach to cook down, about 2-3 minutes.  Season with salt and pepper.  

In the last few minutes of grilling, place the tomato slices on the grill for only about 2 minutes on each side to get some nice grill marks.

To serve, use a slotted spoon to scoop some of the spinach onto each plate.  Place a chicken breast on top, then add 1-2 tomato slices to each plate.  Eat it up and enjoy!

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