Creamy Chicken and Bacon with Vegetable Noodles

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June 03, 2014

My name is Alisha and I'm on the whole30 program, it's been 15 days since my last drink.....πŸ˜‰

I get through my days cooking up a storm. Cooking like a maniac in fact because all food I eat for the next 30 days has to be grain free, sugar free, dairy free, soy free, potato free, corn free....well you get the picture. I am a total foodie and needless to say, I want to love the food I'm eating so I'm going to as much trouble as I can be bothered with each day to jazz up my simple wholefood diet.

This diet is a chance for my gut to repair and hopefully give me insight into any of my food addictions as well as alert me to what is not working in my body when the reintroduction phase begins. I will blog about this in more detail and my findings etc. on completion but it's only day 15 and so I just want to focus on the food I CAN eat right now. This will hopefully be good for people wanting recipes that are nutrient dense, veggie and protein packed and cater for the many intolerances out there. So this little gem is dairy free, grain free, sugar free, gluten free, corn free, soy free.....well you get the picture! Oh and it's reeeaaallly good!

*To check out my meals so far on the whole30, click HERE

Ingredients (serves 2 hungry people)

1 large chicken breast or 2-3 chicken thighs
1 large brown onion
1 green zucchini, 1 carrot, 1 yellow zucchini or just use 3 green zucchini
2 bacon rashers a handful of flat leaf parsley

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Creamy Sauce

1/2 a large head of cauliflower or a whole small head
5 cups of vegetable or chicken stock/broth (you could use water here but the broth makes it I think!)
6 large cloves of garlic (crushed)
2 tblspns of coconut oil
1/2 cup of coconut milk or cream (or preferred milk)
1 tspn salt and 1/2 a tspn of pepper

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MethodΒ 

Place the chicken or veggie stock into a saucepan and bring to the boil, add the cauliflower (cut up into florets) and turn down to simmer, cook with lid on until soft or about 8 minutes.

While this is cooking, saute the crushed garlic on a low heat in a large frypan (you will also use this pan later) with the coconut oil, don't brown, just saute until soft. You will need to be stirring this constantly but it only takes about 5 mins. Set aside.

When ready, remove cauliflower with a slotted spoon and place in a high powered blender or food processor, add 1 cup of your cooking broth or stock, your garlic and oil, 1/2 a cup of coconut cream, salt and pepper and blend until smooth. Leave in blender or thermie for now.

You will have broth/stock left over. Either freeze into ice cube trays to add to other dishes or refrigerate to make a yummy soup in the near future! Now it's time to spiralise!

Get your veggies and make your veggie noodles. Click HERE if wanting to buy the one I use (and search GEFU) or you could also use a peeler to peel strips off your veggies to make them like a wide flat noodle.

Then use the same frypan you cooked the garlic in to cook chicken, bacon and onion.

Dice all these up and add to pan at the same in some coconut oil. Cook until onion is transparent, bacon is crispy and the chicken is bouncy!

Toss your noodles in on the top and just stir together and lightly cook, this won't take long (around 5 minutes)

Divide this between 2 bowls and then pour on your creamy sauce, enough to your liking (it is delicious so be as generous as you want!)

Sprinkle with chopped parsley and enjoy!

*Tip - left over creamy sauce can go into a glass container and refrigerated. reheat on the stove top and use to pour over steamed veggies the following night or used like a bechamel sauce in lasagne or moussaka (recipe coming!). We kept our sauce for a few days and used it in a couple more dishes the week I made it πŸ™‚

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Yours in Health,

Alisha


13 Responses

Melissa
Melissa

October 08, 2014

Most definitely! I went on to use the leftovers in a roast veggie bake. I’ve just made it again for a second time now as a “salmon mornae” yum! I had some canned salmon to use up.. So instead of chicken and bacon I’ve used salmon :-) I’ve also used it in substitute for cream cheese in my partners fave pepper sauce recipe! Yum yum yum :-) thanks again!

naughtynaturopathmum
naughtynaturopathmum

October 08, 2014

So glad you liked it, thanks for letting me know :)

Melissa
Melissa

September 30, 2014

Oh. My. Goodness – Mind blown! I made this for dinner tonight and it was INCREDIBLE! The “cheese” sauce is soooo good. I can’t get over how nice it is! I used homemade chicken stock. I’m going to go as far as calling it the best healthy dinner recipe I have ever tried (and I have tried a lot of yummy recipes!) I can’t wait to make some beef bone broth and make your bolognaise and turn it into a lasagne with this sauce.Thanks for an awesome recipe :-)

naughtynaturopathmum
naughtynaturopathmum

October 01, 2014

What an awesome thing for me to read! lol! Will use this on my page with a link to the recipe if that’s ok? Alisha :)

Sarah
Sarah

October 03, 2014

Ahh this is amazing!!! So tasty. Will definitely be making it all the time. Might even freeze some for hubby for his lunches if he’s lucky haha! Thank you x

Leeanne
Leeanne

July 07, 2014

Had this for dinner last night, it was delicious, husband went back for seconds, he said it was tastiest meal he had had in long time.

naughtynaturopathmum
naughtynaturopathmum

July 08, 2014

So happy to hear that Leeanne! Thanks for letting me know there are other people who like it like we do!

Kathryn
Kathryn

June 05, 2014

(and most bacon has dextrose (from corn) as a sweetener, so it’s not grain free either. I hate to be so nit picky, just trying to help you if you are trying to go 100% grain and sugar free, I know I feel better for it! :)

Kathryn
Kathryn

June 05, 2014

Ahhh great good for you!

naughtynaturopathmum
naughtynaturopathmum

June 04, 2014

I can see you becoming a damn fine spiraliser Kirri! :)

Kathryn
Kathryn

June 05, 2014

Hi Alisha,
This looks lovely, but I should point out that there will still be sugar in the bacon!
Hope your health journey is going smoothly X

naughtynaturopathmum
naughtynaturopathmum

June 05, 2014

Hi Kathryn, yes I should have mentioned for others benefit to source whole30 compliant bacon if doing the program (which is quite difficult!) but I managed to get some from Sherwood Organic Butchery here in Brisbane! Thanks for your comment :)

kirri white
kirri white

June 03, 2014

I’ve been enjoying watching all of your foodie photos for this programme. This recipe looks yum and is yet another nudge for me to grab a spiraliser – veggie noodles always look so good!

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