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GLUTEN FREE CROCKPOT ASIAN CHICKEN – KID APPROVED!

February 2, 2016
GLUTEN FREE CROCKPOT ASIAN CHICKEN
GLUTEN FREE CROCKPOT ASIAN CHICKEN

As of late, my go-to healthy dinner item has been the GLUTEN FREE CROCKPOT ASIAN CHICKEN, inspired by a recipe I found on one of my new favorite sites, A Nutritionist Eats.  (I tweaked the recipe to make it suitable for my tummy issues and health concerns.)  I used my mom’s hand me down crockpot – a super oldie but goodie that has lasted remarkably over the years and has been serving up only the best!

Aside from this dish being super easy to make and a favorite of my kids, it costs almost nothing to make.  I got my organic grass fed chicken from Whole Foods for about $6 bucks!



THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED:

  • a crockpot
  • 1/3 cup low-sodium gluten free tamari or gluten free/paleo coconut aminos.
  • 1 T gluten free oyster sauce
  • 2 T sesame oil
  • 2 T apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp sriracha (I add more if I don’t plan on giving it to the kids)
  • 5-7 large carrots, sliced (my kids LOVE the way the carrots turn out)
  • 1/2 cup green onions, chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 inch piece of ginger, chopped
  • 1.5 – 2 lbs chicken (I mix and match legs and boneless chicken breast)

    GLUTEN FREE CROCKPOT ASIAN CHICKEN


THEN YOU:

  • combine tamari (or coconut aminos), gluten free oyster sauce, sesame oil, apple cider vinegar and sriracha in a bowl.  Stir until mixed.
  • place chicken, carrots, onions, garlic, ginger (in that order) in the crock pot.  Pour sauce over.  Make sure all the food items are coated in the sauce.
  • cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for about 6-7 hours. 

VOILA!  ENJOY!  Serve with rice, a side salad and steamed broccoli to make it a delicious and well rounded feast!

This gluten free crockpot Asian chicken recipe is the easiest dish and a simple and smart way to get protein into your kids’ healthy bodies!


Featured Photo courtesy of anutritionisteats.com.



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