Anti Inflammatory Gut loving Chicken Thighs
This is my go to dinner dish... because it is as simple as chucking everything in your slow cooker or pot and leaving it to cook for hours. I call this my anti inflammatory chicken because it is full of freshly grated turmeric, ginger, garlic, apple cider vinegar and my new found favourite coconut product... Niulife Coconut Aminos. If you don't have fresh ginger and turmeric around your house as a staple pantry item start buying it!
I am not one to usually buy pre packaged products, and I definitely don't get paid to promote these products (if only!). However I did a little research into the Niulife Coconut Aminos and found out they use a wild harvested coconut nectar which they barrel ferment and blend with Bird's Eye Chili, Garlic, Onion, and sun-dried mineral-rich sea salt.
The product also caters for all the allergies and intolerances, being:
- 100% Certified Organic
- Gluten & Grain Free
- Dairy Free
With the key word being, ferment, as fermented foods are a huge YES for your gut, because they are rich in probiotics. As well as the product also containing 17 naturally occurring Amino acids which are your bodies building blocks for protein.
Therefore if you purchase thighs on the bone for this dish and allow them to slow cook in the apple cider vinegar and Coconut Aminos your chicken and broth left over at the end will be jam packed with minerals and vitamins.
- 1kg Chicken Thighs (preferably on the bone for extra minerals & nutrients)
- 1 litre of filtered water
- 4 tbsp of Coconut Aminos (I used Niulife)
- 2 tbsp of grated turmeric
- 2 tbsp of grated ginger
- 2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
- 2 garlic cloves
- 3 bay leaves
- 1 tsp black peppercorns
- sprig of fresh thyme & rosemary
- Pak Choy
- Bok Choy
- Brown Rice
- If you intend to have brown rice or basmati with this dish, put it on now.
- Place your chicken thighs on the base of your slow cooker, set to low.
- If you have all day to slow cook your chicken then pour in your litre of filtered water straight away, if you only have 3 to 4 hours make sure you boil your filtered water up beforehand so you can kick start the cooking process a little and change your slow cooker settings to high.
- Grate turmeric, ginger and garlic and put in the slow cooker along with all the other ingredients.
- Put the lid on and let the liquid poach the chicken, to check it is cooked pull out a chicken thigh and cut it through the middle.
- I slice up greens like bok choy, pak choy and broccoli and add them to the broth about 20 minutes before the end to cook.
- Use the rice as your base, put in the chicken thighs and greens and pour some of the broth over the dish. It is delicious and seriously nutritious trust me!
Note: If you don't have the Coconut Aminos nor want to use them you can substitute with tamari or leave it out.
Serve and enjoy, because remember good food is meant to be enjoyed especially by those who value it.