Touring the Elimination Diet Food Plan: Coconut Chicken

Sample a delicious recipe from the Elimination Diet for a simple weeknight meal or a cozy weekend in.

Coconut Chicken

Makes 4 servings

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil or organic virgin coconut oil

  • 1/2 cup chopped onion

  • 2 cloves minced garlic

  • 2 cup diced fresh tomatoes

  • 1 pound boneless chicken breasts, cut into strips

  • 1 tablespoon curry powder

  • 1/3 cup coconut milk

  • 1/3 cup water

  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 5 fresh basil leaves, chopped for garnish

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper


Directions

  1. Heat oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add onions and cook, stirring, until softened. Add garlic and saute for 1 more minute.

  2. Add tomatoes, chicken strips, and curry powder. Cook over low heat, stirring, for about 10–15 minutes, until chicken is thoroughly cooked and mixture is thick.

  3. Stir in coconut milk and water, cook for 5 more minutes.

  4. Top with a sprinkle of cinnamon and garnish with basil. Serve immediately with plain rice or nutty green rice.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories: 273

  • Fat (g): 15

  • Sat. Fat (g): 11

  • Chol (mg): 69

  • Sodium (mg): 339

  • Carb (g): 9

  • Fiber (g): 2

  • Protein (g): 27

Core Food Plan (per serving):

  • Proteins: 3.5

  • Fats & Oils: 1

  • ns Veg: 1.5

Source: The Detox Challenge, Dietary Guidebook, by Deanna Minich, PhD, in collaboration with The Institute for Functional Medicine. © 2016 The Institute for Functional Medicine

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