Who doesn't love chicken strips?! It has always been one of my favourite comfort foods. You know, the warm, greasy, easy, treat foods you reach for on a bad day. Pre AIP, days, that is. Don't worry, though. Following The Paleo Autoimmune Protocol doesn't mean we have to give up all our comfort foods! Like my beloved chicky nuggies. When you first decide to start AIP you feel quite martyr-ish:
"I will give up whatever I have to, my health comes first." *sniff*
I know you know. Ha ha! If only I knew then that I could eat these beauties!
The first several months on The Autoimmune Protocol (Autoimmune Paleo) I didn't have a lot of AIP specific recipe. So, I stuck to the basics: AIP approved vegetables, roasted sweet potatoes & baked or sautéed protein. It worked and there is nothing wrong with that! In fact, it's still how I eat 75% of the time. It is best to keep it simple and full of nutrition.
There will be times, however, when you feel sorry for yourself and desperately miss "comfort food". I think it helps psychologically to have something AIP compliant that feels like a cheat! So, I was beyond happy when I discovered simple ideas & ingredients for creating AIP versions of old favourites. Like chicken strips. There are some magical, AIP-friendly ingredients that I now use again & again. Like cassava root and plantain. Enter the plantain chip.
(Can't find any? Try my fav brand here:)
You may have seen one of the many recipes for Plantain Chip Chicken floating around. If you have tried one you know how delish it is! So, why am I sharing yet another recipe for plantain chip chicken? Because if you haven't tried it, you must. Now! Trust me. I make it often enough it deserves mention. My version is simple, delicious, and easy to make in large batches. Win, win, win!
Now go make some and feel comforted! Ha ha! Enjoy!
TIP: Make a double batch & freeze half. To reheat from frozen: 400F oven for 10 min.
The Emancipated Epicure, Bethany. I'm a Foodie & Autoimmune Warrior who loves to cook. Working at healing with the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol.
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