my favorite one-pot meal

This one-pot meal is low-maintenance yet incredibly delicious and nutritious. Sometimes I’ll prep my meal in the morning so when I get home I can just pop it in the oven! This is my go-to dish to make when friends come over or when I go home to cook for my family. Not only is it savory and delicious, but I know that I’m nourishing myself, my friends, and family, because the ingredients work hard to boost the immune system, cleanse the liver, and aid in digestion.  Check out what Dr. Lisa has to say about this recipe below!

Golden Chicken with Fennel & Dandelion Greens

serves 4
4 chicken thighs, skin-on, bone-in
2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
¼ teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon coconut oil, plus more for drizzling
1 medium fennel bulb, sliced ¼-inch thick
1 medium yellow onion, sliced ¼-inch thick
1 whole garlic bulb, cloves separated & smashed, skin left on
1 lemon, sliced thin, skin left on
1 cups chopped dandelion greens, from ½ bunch dandelion greens
¼ teaspoon turmeric
1 lemon, juiced

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Pat chicken dry and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon salt and the b
lack pepper.
3. Place a Dutch oven over medium-high heat.
4. Add the coconut oil. When melted, add the chicken, skin-side down. Cook for 3-5 minutes until very golden. Turn and cook until golden on the second side. Remove chicken onto a plate. Set aside.
5. Drain any excess oil from the pan. There should be about 2 tablespoons of fat left in the pan.
6. Add the fennel, onion, garlic, sliced lemon and dandelion greens to the pan. Sprinkle with ½ teaspoon salt and toss to coat. Arrange the chicken on top of the vegetables. Sprinkle with the turmeric and drizzle with the lemon juice.
7. Cover and bake for 35 minutes. Remove lid, increase oven to 500 degrees (or set it to Broil). Roast for 10 minutes until chicken sizzling and deeply golden.
8. Remove from oven and drizzle lightly with coconut oil just before serving.

From Dr. Lisa:

Gotta love a one-pot meal… easy prep + less clean up — this one-pot also packs some pretty major nutrition boosts in its convenient package.Chicken breasts are a protein staple for many — but chicken thighs actually have the denser nutrient profile…specifically higher in iron and good animal fats to support both energy production and satiety. If you are stuck in a chicken breast rut — thighs are a great way to breathe some new nutrients and variety into your menus.

The herbal profile in this dish is also a digestion and liver dream. With so many people struggling with digestive concerns from reflux, to bloating, to SIBO, to irritable bowel syndrome — the lemon, fennel, and dandelion greens {medicinally categorized as bitters and carminatives} stimulate digestive juices to make digestion as quiet and efficient as possible.

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