Ok, so before anyone gets excited, I am very insecure about my cooking abilities, BUT I have been cooking a lot since I quit my job and I am learning a lot about what ingredients produce certain results and discovering recipes I really like. So, tonight I combined two recipes I love (from Paleo Comfort Foods) with a new recipe from one of my favorite sources (Paleo Parents) and made this chicken dish. Since what I did was not one or the other or the other, I think that classifies this as being “MINE.” Hopefully you agree!


  • 2-3 lbs. of chicken breasts or tenders
  • 1 lrg. sweet onion, thinly sliced (at least 2 cups worth)
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder
  • Splash of water
  • Rosemary, 2 sprigs chopped & fresh, OR approx. 1 tsp. dried and chopped (I used dried)
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • Salt (we use kosher)
  • Pepper (we use fresh ground pepper)
  • 1/4 cup bacon fat/grease (yes, I said bacon grease! And yes, it is Paleo)


  1. Heat the fat in a large skillet and while fat is heating, season each side of chicken with salt, pepper, and rosemary.
  2. Place chicken in skillet and brown on all sides.
  3. Remove chicken and set aside on a plate. Saute onion and add in garlic until tender.
  4. Add chicken stock, rosemary, and a squeeze of lemon from one half. Place chicken back in skiller and bring liquid to boil.
  5. Reduce heat and simmer covered for 30-35 minutes.
  6. Remove chicken and onion and set aside on a plate.
  7. Add a splash of water to the arrowroot powder, mix, and add to the stock left in the skillet. This will thicken the sauce and make it into a gravy. Whisk/mix together until smooth and bring to a boil. Simmer for 3-5 minutes stirring frequently.
  8. Once thickened, add chicken and onions back in. Serve extra gravy on top the chicken.

For my side, I cooked green beans, since they were on sale at Sunflower Market. I used this recipe: http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/green_beans_with_bacon/.

I really enjoyed this dish and so did my son and my hubby, BUT since I love honesty, please let me know how it turns out, if you try it! Thanks!


About mcferrenfamily

Outside Ordinary is a place where I can share recipes, tools, and resources that have helped me live in a more healthy way, financially, physically, and spiritually, and emotionally. Thanks for peeking into my little world!

One response »

  1. The Hook says:

    You have NOTHING to be insecure about! Great work!

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