Monday, August 22, 2016

Crispy Sesame Glazed Chicken Thighs with Citrus Coleslaw

This whole meal is SO delicious! The crispy chicken thighs with the spicy sesame sauce pairs perfectly with the tangy citrus coleslaw. Coleslaw is one of the best summer side dishes, since it's so light and refreshing.  The base is vinegar instead of mayonnaise. It is slightly sweet, tangy, and so flavorful!! This coleslaw is also pretty healthy for you; apple cider vinegar is full of health benefits, including lowering blood sugar and reduces bloating.

Onto the recipe!

Crispy Sesame Chicken Thighs
  • 1 lb chicken thighs, boneless and skinless
  • 1 cup sliced shittake mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup coconut aminos
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon WEDO banana flour
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • coconut oil, to grease pan

Carolina Style Coleslaw
  • 1 head of green cabbage, shredded. 
  • 3 large carrots, shredded
  • 2 bell peppers, medium diced
  • 2 shallots, diced
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil 
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
First, we are going to make the coleslaw since it needs to soak for at least 4 hours. In a small bowl, whisk together lime juice, apple cider vinegar, coconut sugar, dijon mustard, sea salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, and shallots. In a large bowl, toss together shredded carrots, cabbage, and bell peppers. Add sauce and mix. Wrap and place in fridge until ready to serve.

Time to make the chicken! In a small bowl, whisk together coconut aminos, lime juice, banana flour, cayenne pepper, raw honey, sesame oil, sesame seeds, salt, and pepper. 

Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper. Heat coconut oil in a cast iron pan over medium-high heat. Once hot, add in chicken thighs and sear on each side for about 6-8 minutes. Once the chicken is halfway done, add in mushrooms and let cook. Once the chicken is pretty much fully cooked, add in sauce and let come to a boil and slightly reduce. Serve with coleslaw and enjoy!

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