Nourishing Traditions Book Review: Part XVIII – Poultry


Chicken is an easy winner in our house. It’s a favorite and simple to cook and cheaper than a lot of other cuts of meat. We usually purchase a whole chicken and use all of its parts. By roasting it whole we have one meal, then use the leftover meat for another meal. The bones then go in the crock pot with a few veggies to make some yummy stock!

I really love the fact that we can get three meals off of one bird! It is cost effective and yummy, but I also want to be cautious that we don’t eat too much of the same type of meat. I am a firm believer that all foods (natural, organic and wholesome) should be enjoyed in moderation.

This chapter addresses poultry… not just chicken specifically. I will say that I tend to opt towards chicken instead of other types of poultry. I definitely don’t enjoy turkey as much as chicken and usually only roast one around the holidays. I do like duck, however, I think I’ve only had it a few times in my life and have certainly never cooked it at home. However, it is becoming easier to obtain at farmers markets and local markets in the area.

There are a few recipes for Moroccan Style Chicken, Chicken with Sweet and Sour Sauce and Sesame Buffalo Wings which all look very appealing and tasty in this chapter! Fallon has also included a recipe on how to make breaded chicken breasts, but she uses whole grain bread which we don’t eat and a few other ingredients not on our diet as well.

I have made chicken fingers for the kids in the past which have turned out well and have been a huge hit. I’ve included my recipe for that below.

Chicken Fingers

4 boneless, skinless chicken breast
2 cups (about) almond flour
1 egg

Cut the chicken breasts into strips of desired widths
Rinse and dry
Dip in egg
Roll in almond flour
Place on non-stick baking sheet or [amazon_link id=”B00008T960″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]silpat[/amazon_link] and bake
Bake for about 20 minutes or until done at 350 degrees.

I also usually make a mixture of honey and homemade mustard for them to use as a dip or just homemade fermented ketchup. Always a hit and goes well with green beans and coconut flour bread or another side!

Do you have a favorite poultry recipe? Please share!

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