paleo chicken teriyaki in a crockpot

i’ve gone through tons and tons of chicken teriyaki recipes so i picked and chose what i feel would make a great paleo meal. also i really wanted to use my crockpot again.

here’s what i put in the crockpot:

  • chicken parts — i put 4 drumsticks and 2 split chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup Bragg liquid aminos
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground garlic
  • 2 tbsp agave
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp tapioca flour

here’s what to do:

  1. mix water and tapioca flour in a mixing bowl
  2. add all the other stuff
  3. pat dry chicken parts
  4. put in crockpot
  5. lightly salt chicken parts
  6. add liquid mixture into the pot
  7. turn on slow cooker — high for 6 hours
  8. smell deliciousness
  9. eat deliciousness

after: (note the meat falling off from the bone!)

rotisserie chicken in the crockpot

i wasn’t kidding when i said that i’m obsessed with my crockpot this is my favorite recipe and tom really liked it…even though this was my second thing i cooked in the slow cooker. haha

ingredients:

  • 1 whole chicken — mine was 4.5 lbs
  • 2 Tbsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (optional – i didn’t put it in)
  • 2 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

directions:

  1. mix all spices in a bowl
  2. adding 1/2 tsp water at a time, make a paste out of the mixed spices. be careful not to make it too liquidy
  3. clean chicken and take out the “extra” parts
  4. pat chicken dry
  5. time to get dirty — use your hands and massage the chicken, inside and out, with your paste
  6. put in crockpot
  7. cook on low for 8 hours

the meat will just fall of the bone!! i promise!

before picture:

final picture:

turkey meatloaf

i was busy in the kitchen tonight. we bought some ground turkey from Trader Joe’s a couple of days ago so i had to cook it! i’ve been wanting to try to make paleo meatloaf but i’ve been putting off since i don’t have a loaf pan. i used a brownie pan tonight instead and it still turned out ok. 🙂

ingredients:

  • 1 lb of ground turkey/chicken
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos or Bragg liquid aminos
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • coconut oil — to grease pan

directions:

  1. preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. crack and beat egg in a mixing bowl
  3. add liquid aminons, diced onion, garlic powder, salt and pepper
  4. mix well so onion is evenly coated with egg and spices
  5. mix in ground turkey until everything is mixed evenly — i used a fork but you can use your hands
  6. grease pan with coconut oil
  7. spread meat mixture evenly in pan
  8. bake for an hour
  9. cut and eat

paleo pulled pork

i really wanted to use the crockpot today so i looked through my Pinterest pins to find something with the least amount of ingredients and chose paleo pulled pork!!! tom would always talk about how San Diego doesn’t know how to do bbq so i wanted to make good pulled pork.  it may not taste like the “real bbq” but at least it was delicious!

ingredients: 

  • 3 – 5 lb pork booty
  • 2 cups of bbq sauce — i cheated and used store-bought bbq sauce (with no added sugar) so it’s not 100% paleo.
    • if you want to be 100% paleo, paleo recipes can be found on: thedomesticman.com or paleodietlifestyle.com or any other paleo website. WARNING: making homeade paleo condiments take a long time..so most of the time i don’t think it’s worth it.
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 4 leaves of collard greens
  • bbq sauce

directions:

  1. cut red onion in 1/2 inch pieces
  2. peel garlic
  3. stick a narrow knife into the pork deep enough to stuff a clove of garlic in there — repeat until you insert all cloves from one whole head of garlic
  4. place pork booty in crockpot and spread bbq sauce all over the meat
  5. pour bbq sauce into the crockpot until you have about 1/4 cup of bbq sauce left
  6. spread onion on and around the pork butt butt
  7. place collard greens over the meat and sauce so that you only see green
  8. turn crockpot on — high for 6 hours. make sure the meat is tender and will be easily pulled
  9. place cooked meat in a large bowl
  10. use two forks and pull away
  11. add the remaining bbq sauce
  12. devour this delicious meat!…..with lettuce, with sweet potato…whatever your heart desires. 🙂