Ginger is one of my favorite spices. Not only can it be pungent but it also pairs amazingly well with sweets.
My mom used to make Ginger Chicken for us once a week and after recreating the dish, I remember why I love it so much. It’s an easy paleo chicken recipe using only 10 ingredients but it packs a punch of awesomeness.
The recipe creates a tasty gingery sauce that you will want to hoard share and spoon upon the chicken legs.
What you’ll love about this ginger chicken recipe:
For starters, this recipe is easy to make, and that is going to kick major butt for you. Anything that is swift and easy to make is going to save you some big time!
We all need as much time as we can to get done all of the other things that are pressing us schedule-wise, whether it is more time with the kids or just a few minutes to ourselves. Whip this simple recipe up, and use the rest of the time to do something amazing for yourself.
It’s not just easy, it is healthy!
This recipe is packed with ginger, which is practically a superfood. Do you know how great ginger is for you? Remember how your grandmother used to give you a cup of ginger ale to settle your stomach? That wasn’t an accident.
Ginger can help to settle a nauseous stomach (including morning sickness) and helps as an anti-inflammatory that can reduce pain from arthritis and other ailments caused by inflammation. Ginger can help to reduce muscle pain and soreness, including menstrual cramps.
Ginger may also lower blood pressure, cholesterol and stabilize blood sugar. If you are struggling with chronic indigestion, ginger can help to turn it around. With just a little bit of ginger incorporated into your diet, you could be helping many of your common health issues.
Spice = Diet variety
Besides those amazing health benefits, ginger is one of those spices that can add a great punch of flavor to your food without adding a bunch of calories to your meal. Whenever we can add a unique flavor to our foods, it helps us to widen the variety of what we are able to eat.
Variety is one of the main things that will help us to stay working towards our healthy eating goals. If you eat the same menu on a regular basis, you’ll find yourself bored with the food you are eating.
That boredom can lead you to make some poor food choices just to switch things up a bit. Adding ginger (and any other unique spice) to your dishes can give you one more tool in your healthy eating arsenal.
This ginger chicken is Paleo positive
For those of you who are following the Paleo diet, you’ll love the fact that this is a Paleo compliant recipe.
Have you heard of the Paleo diet?
To make a long story short, the Paleo diet’s eating style centers around the idea that during the Paleolithic period, man did not have access to many of the grains, bread, and processed foods that we currently eat on a regular basis. Instead, humans survived on what they were able to forage and hunt.
On the Paleo diet you can eat foods like nuts, seeds, meat, fish, healthy fats and oils (like olive or avocado) while avoiding foods like potatoes, rice, bread, grains, and refined sugars. Following this diet will have you eating healthier and losing weight in no time.
It’s amazing that so many of the Filipino recipes that I grew up eating are Paleo. I hope that you enjoy it!
This ginger chicken brings back memories for me. The fact that it is also healthy eating? That’s just a bonus. I hope you enjoy it and create great memories of your own while eating it.
Ginger Chicken Recipe
Combine the coconut oil, chopped yellow onion and ginger in a skillet over medium heat and cook for 3 minutes.
Place your chicken legs in the skillet and add your seasonings. Cover with a lid.
Turn the heat to low and allow to cook covered for 35 - 40 minutes.
The chicken legs will release water creating a gingery sauce. Throw in the red onion for the last 3 minutes.
For more color on the chicken remove them from the skillet and broil for 3 - 5 minutes and return to the pan.
Top with chopped green onion and enjoy!
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