A nutritious bowl jam-packed with veggies, shredded chicken, and a creamy dairy-free sauce. Increase your vegetable intake with delight! Paleo, Whole30, and AIP compliant
I'm gonna keep this one short as homeschooling my kids has been kicking my butt! Not a lot of time to get much else done and I'm DEFINITELY NOT one of those who have had way too much time on my hands lately!
Anyway – I wanted to share this bowl as I've had a lot of questions lately about how to stretch the small amounts of meat you're allowed to purchase in the stores, and bowls like this are perfect for this.
Just 1 lb of chicken is enough for 4 servings here, and it's a filling, nutritious meal.
You can change out the meat if necessary with whatever you might have on hand – or could find in the store, but the main idea is to make the veggies the star of the show and have the protein be more like a condiment.
Coming from a Vegan or Vegetarian Diet?
This concept also works well for those of you coming into Paleo or AIP from a Vegan or Vegetarian-style diet.
As you can see in the picture above, once you mix everything together you hardly see the meat. It's covered in sauce and can be eaten with something else with every bite.
Many have reported this works wonders for learning to re-like the texture and taste of meats again, so give it a try if this is an issue for you!
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Green Goddess Bowl Recipe
If you make this bowl I'd love to hear how it turned out! Either comment below or share a pic on Instagram and tag me @thrivingonpaleo!Print
A nutritious bowl jam-packed with veggies, shredded chicken, and a creamy dairy-free sauce. Increase your vegetable intake with delight! Paleo, Whole30, AIP
*This recipe makes 4 servings – make sure to adjust it for your needs!
To make coconut-free: Use an alternative yogurt to coconut. If on AIP, use tigernut milk in the Homemade Coconut Yogurt recipe instead.
For the shredded chicken:
- 1 lb boneless, skinless Chicken Thighs or Breasts
- 1 cup Chicken Stock or Water
- 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
For the Roasted Asparagus:
- 1 bunch Asparagus
- 1 tbsp Cooking Fat (Avocado Oil, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, lard, etc)
- 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
- 1 tsp Italian Seasoning (optional)
For the Green Goddess Sauce:
- 1 cup Coconut Yogurt (or you could use coconut cream)
- 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
- 1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
- 2 tsp dried Tarragon
- 4 tbsp minced Parsley
- 4 tbsp Chives, minced
- 2 clove Garlic, minced
- 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
For the rest of the Bowl:
- 8 cups Baby Spinach
- 1 recipe Roasted Broccoli
- 2 Avocados, sliced
- Prepare the shredded chicken by either placing the chicken, chicken stock or water, and 1/2 tsp sea salt into a slow cooker or Instant Pot. If using a slow cooker, cook on low for 6-8 hours. If using an Instant Pot, cook on HIGH for 6 minutes, then let the pressure naturally release for 5 minutes before releasing the rest. Remove the chicken and shred with 2 forks. (See freezing tip # 1 below)
- Prepare the roasted broccoli by following this recipe.
- Prepare the roasted asparagus by trimming the hard ends off of the asparagus and tossing it with 1 tbsp of cooking fat, 1/2 tsp sea salt, and optionally, the 1 tsp of Italian Seasoning. Put in a baking dish or on a sheet pan and roast at 425 F for 10-12 minutes, or until easily pierced with a fork.
- Prepare the green goddess sauce by mixing all of the ingredients together.
- Assemble the bowls: Divide the spinach between the bowls, then add the chicken, avocado slices, and a small container of the sauce on each bowl. Then when the broccoli and asparagus are done, add those as well and serve!
Freezing Tip # 1: You can make the chicken and shred it and then freeze for up to 6 months. I like to freeze in individual serving size portions, about 4-5 oz of meat or about 1 cup and then you can quickly thaw and reheat in a microwave, bowl of hot water, or in a pan on the stove.
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