Whole30 Crispy Sage Butter Chicken. Going back to basics is always my go to when I feel like I need a refresh on my nutrition.
Chicken + veggies + salad. Protein + Greens + Healthy Fats +Complex Carbohydrates. That is the formula for a balanced and portioned meal!
I have SLAMMED the door shut on 2020. As I know most of you have.
I posted on IG Stories the other day that I have GOALS for 2021. NOT RESOLUTIONS. I don't do those. I think they are short termed and short sighted. I now focus on long term goals and strategies to improve my mind, spirituality, and body.
My 2021 GOALS:
- Pursue Jesus like never before. I am CRAVING closeness with Him. I want to become more involved with our church, read the bible daily, and PRAY.
- Continue the path I started in 2018. To DITCH THE DIET and to pursue loving myself. As is. I realized diets dont work. If they did then why is your mom/dad/family member still trying the next new diet. If it worked, don't you think they would have their ideal bodies by now? I had to UNLEARN everything so that I can start with a clean slate. To LOVE myself. To give myself NO CHOICE. To give myself PERMISSION to be FREE. AND I STILL LOST/MAINTAINED WEIGHT! It was such a scary leap. But I am so glad I did. I have learned things about myself that I never would if I had stuck to plans that told me what and when to eat. I let myself LISTEN to my own physical hunger cues. To eat when I was truly hungry and stop when I was content.
- PORTION CONTROL - just because I am not on a certain plan right now doesn't mean I don't care about nutrition or portions. SELF DISCIPLINE is a BIG part of my daily life. I struggle with portions and I think the BLTs (Bites, Licks, and Tastses) are sometimes my downfall.
- CONSISTENCY - being consistent in all of the above. SHOWING UP FOR MYSELF EVERY DAY. LOVING MYSELF for the first time (telling my inner critic to GET OUT)
- DRINK water like it's my job (100+ OZ a day)
- Workout 5 days a week (this is a habit for us now :))
- If I stay consistent my hope is that this list will turn into my foundation of healthy habits! Habits TRUMP motivation any day of the week because habits are automatic!
- DEVELOP MORE HEALTHY RECIPES (again I don't deprive myself of anything but I do LOVE cooking meals at home 90% of the time with REAL CLEAN INGREDIENTS)
What are your 2021 Goals?
DEETS ON THIS CHICKEN!
Super easy one skillet chicken dish that is gluten free, dairy free, and SO GOOD.
It starts with a crisping of the chicken in some oil.
Followed by a bath of sage, onion, garlic, and ghee ( clarified butter and Whole30 compliant). Then add the coconut milk to allow the crispy chicken to finish cooking while the coconut milk soaks up all of the flavor.
I love serving this over some cauliflower rice or mash with a nice ladle of the sauce over top!
Want other Whole30 Compliant Recipes???
Whole30 Chicken Sausage Breakfast Skillet
Whole30 Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp
Whole30 Instant Pot Chicken Pad Thai
Whole30 Creamy Lemony Garlic Chicken Soup
Whole30 Nashville Chicken SaladPrint
Whole30 Crispy Sage Butter Chicken
Crispy savory chicken thighs that have been simmering in a sage butter creams sauce. SO GOOD you won't know it's GOOD FOR YOU.
- 4 chicken thighs
- 2 tbs olive oil
- ½ yellow onion, finely diced
- 2 tbs ghee
- 4 sage leaves or 1 tbs sage
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 4 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 can on coconut milk
- In a large cast iron skillet, heat oil on medium high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper then add to the skillet when hot.
- Brown chicken on both sides (about 5 minutes total). Remove chicken from pan and set aside.
- Add butter and onion to soften (about 5 minutes). Add garlic and sage to saute for 30 seconds more.
- Add chicken back to the skillet. Tilt the skillet towards you so that the butter and sage pools on one side.
- With a spoon, ladle the butter over the chicken to baste it. This si where the flavor comes from!
- Add the coconut milk and bring to a low boil. Once boiling, bring down to a simmer.
- Simmer until chicken is cooked thoroughly (internal temperature 165F)
- Serve with a side salad and cauliflower rice.
Fred “Not a Cook” Liggin says
This dish is delicious! The chicken ends up tender and juicy, falling apart as you savor every flavor. At first I thought I was being overzealous after looking through the instructions. But as always Amanda you made it easy to follow. It was fun to make! And my 13 year old enjoyed it! Another winner!
I LOVE THIS!!! Thank you so much for not only making this but for the positive feedback! This made my day!
This dish is fantastic and doesn’t leave us feeling heavy. It’s easy to prep too!
Thank you Fred! So happy to hear you loved this recipe! And Yes! This one is a nice light chicken dish full of flavor without the "heavy" feeling!