Are you looking to add to your go-to list of Grain-Free recipes?
Do you need a quick weeknight meal? How about one that’s flavorful, simple, and Gluten-Free?
This Sweet Ginger Chicken recipe is made with simple ingredients, quick to prepare, and it’s loaded with flavor!
It’s made without Gluten, Grain, Dairy, Egg, Soy, Corn, Almond, Cashew, Peanut, or Sesame, it’s allergen friendly.
One person’s safe food is another person’s allergen. Please read this recipe carefully, and never use an ingredient that is unsafe for you.
The best recipe is the one that you can enjoy safely, with those you love.
Hopefully this recipe will become one you enjoy again and again.
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Now Let’s get Back to Our Grain-Free Sweet Ginger Chicken!
Grains can often hide in seasonings—which is why we’re going to use simple ingredients to flavor our chicken.
We’ll use chicken, olive oil, garlic, ground ginger, sea salt, coconut sugar, and a little black pepper if you like.
We’ll mix our seasonings, brush them onto our chicken, and cook! There’s a little more to it than that…
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- Thinly Sliced Chicken Breasts
- Olive Oil
- Coconut Sugar
- Coconut Aminos
- Ground Ginger
- Dried Parsley
- Sea Salt
- Black Pepper
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Sweet Ginger Chicken
- Silicone Basting Brush
- 9×13 baker with lid
- Garlic Press
- Oven Mitts.
- 2 pounds Chicken Breast, thinly sliced
- 1 clove Garlic
- 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
- 2 Tablespoons Coconut Aminos
- 1 Tablespoon Coconut Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Ground Ginger
- 1 teaspoon Dried Parsley
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- ¼ teaspoon Pepper
- Preheat oven to 375℉. Remove the chicken from the fridge and allow to rest on the counter.
- In a 9x 13 baking dish, press garlic, measure olive oil, coconut aminos, coconut sugar, ginger, dried parsley, pepper, and salt. Stir with silicone basting brush. Allow flavors to blend for 5 minutes. Ginger, and parsley will rehydrate during this time.
- Using a silicone basting brush, brush the chicken breasts with the marinade on both sides.
- Arrange chicken breasts so that they are not touching while baking.
- Bake 20-25 minutes.
- Remove from oven and serve immediately. .
Grain-Free Sweet Ginger Chicken
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Why Would We Need A Grain-Free Chicken Recipe?
That’s a great question!
Seasoning blends often will include hidden grains such as–maltodextrin, rice starch, modified food starch, or dextrose.
By preparing our own seasonings we will know exactly what we’re eating and we’ll be healthier for it!
Let’s Take A Closer Look At Our Grain-Free Ingredients
Could you use fresh ginger in this recipe? Of course! But I don’t always have fresh ginger on hand. I wrote this recipe thinking about a quick weeknight meal, so I went with ground ginger which I always have on hand. In addition to contributing flavor, Ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory ingredient. It’s also an anti fungal making it a food doctors recommend consuming when you have candida, or concerns about leaky gut.
Thinly Sliced Chicken-
We always have chicken in our freezer…and we’re always looking for something new to do with it. Feel free to brush your chicken leg quarters with this sauce and roast them at 325° F for an hour. Would you like to try another protein? Go for it. Break The Recipe, and make it your own!
Olive oil has such a rich delicious flavor. Salads are loaded with leafy green vegetables which contain fat soluble vitamins. Our bodies cannot access these vitamins without healthy fats like olive oil.
Salt is an essential nutrient which helps us maintain the proper balance of water in minerals in our body. In addition to contributing flavor to our recipe it will help infuse the flavors of the other seasonings into the chicken instead of keeping them on the surface. Are your worried about consuming too much salt in your diet? Take the salt shaker off the table, and salt your recipes in the kitchen.
When we crush garlic, we release allicin, a compound made by combining two chemicals (Alliin and allinaise). This creates the pungent flavor we associate with garlic. If we roast the garlic, it will have mild flavor because allicin would not be created. Isn’t it amazing to know that the technique we use changes our food chemically?
Best described as sweet with a caramel like flavor, coconut sugar is delicious! It also has a lower glycemic index than cane sugar and is thought to cause less inflammation than cane sugar. I use it whenever a recipe calls for brown sugar. It has the same deep rich flavor with a little caramel bonus. In our recipe the coconut sugar mixes with the ginger, parsley, garlic, and salt to give our recipe a rich flavor. Because of the coconut sugar, the edges of the chicken will become crispy.
Parsley contributes flavor to our chicken. It also aids in digestion! I like to keep fresh parsley on hand…but I can’t always count on it. This recipe uses dried parsley because on a weeknight…we want a quick meal with lots of nutrients and little prep work. If you have time to chop fresh parsley, it will give your recipe an amazing flavor!
I use this ingredient in place of soy sauce. Soy is a top allergen, and soy sauce almost always includes wheat. Soy sauce also comes with some unwanted side effects like inflammation and swelling. Coconut aminos are my favorite way to get the flavor without the side effects!
Where would grains hide in a recipe like this?
Great question! In recipes that seem like they’d be naturally Grain-Free, grains often hide in seasoning blends! Maltodextrin, rice starch, modified food starch, or glucose are just a few names for grains you can find hidden in foods every day.
Can you make this recipe with another protein?
You sure can! Break The Recipe and make it your own! Try pork, fish, or a vegan alternative if you like.
What if I’m allergic to garlic?
Never use an ingredient that is unsafe for you! The best recipe is the one you can enjoy safely with those you love. Use onion powder, or omit the garlic all together.
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Thank you for reading, for trying this recipe, and for taking a chance on a recipe made with unique ingredients!
You’ll find it’s easy to make, and your body will feel much better after eating it. You will find your gluten-and grain loving friends going for seconds!
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