Here's a scrummy one-pot meal that will warm you up. Perfect for fall & winter evenings!
"Chili?" You ask. "I thought this was an AIP blog. We can't eat that!" *tsk, tsk*
Yeppers! It is possible. Chili-less, bean-less, nightshade-free chili. Not just any chili, either. Hearty, zesty, creamy White Chicken Chili! This is an old favourite. I haven't been able to eat it in over a year, since I started the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol. This is a pretty amazing AIP adaptation, if I do say so myself! Plus, with all the vegetables and superfood ingredients like ginger, bone broth, & cilantro, your body will thank you.
So, how do we get the chili in the chili-free chili? The ginger adds warmth (no, sadly it's not super spicy, but it is a bit spicy) and the lime and cilantro give it tang and zip. The use of plantain here might seem odd, but it is starchy and neutral in flavour. It makes a wonderful bean substitute. This dish turns out nice and thick; the simmering zucchini thickens it for you. I love easy-peasy one-pot meals!
The recipe is compliant with AIP elimination phase. I have also added an option for those who have re-introduced seed based spices. Both ways are delicious!
** Optional for AIP re-introduction of seeds: **
TIP: Why not use your crockpot? Just leave out the lime juice & cilantro. At the end of cooking, take out chicken, shred it, & add it back in with the lime & cilantro.
Let me know what you think!
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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