Thursday, January 21, 2016

Basil chicken with zoodles

This is a pretty easy recipe to make, perhaps a little bland for some, but totally Paleo and AIP-friendly.

Because my Hashimoto's has set in full with worsening thyroid function, I can't afford to make elaborate dishes. It takes too much out of me.

However, I do find some taste combinations that I like. One of those is basil and rosemary chicken and lots of onions and olive oil ;)

That led to this little creation for my lunch today:

The thing about hypothyroid is that you gain weight easily. To keep it managed, I eat very little of sugars or starches and lots of protein and veggies. And when you do that, you stay fuller longer on fewer calories. This is one of those filling meals.

The zucchini noodles were made with a spiralizer and cooked for a short period of time in the liquids from the chicken breast after that was fully cooked with a little olive oil, basil, rosemary, and garlic sea salt and sliced yellow onions. Oh, and when cooking zoodles, it can be easy to overcook. You have to watch them closely and stir often until they're just turning a little clear and/or soft.

It was delish!