Sunday, May 29, 2011

Dinner tonight

Yumm, great dinner. This is one of our favorite ways to enjoy chicken. I got the idea from a friend of mine who worked at Chic-fil-a during high school. She told me the 'secret' to their great tasting, moist chicken was that they marinade the chicken in pickle juice before breading and frying. I loved the idea, and we have been making this super simple, super moist, super yummy chicken ever since. So, SO good!

Spinach Balsamic Salad:
Baby Spinach
Hard Boiled Egg
Bacon Bits
Fresh Cracked Pepper
    Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar

Pickle Juice Chicken:
Marinade Boneless Skinless Chicken breast in Dill pickle juice for 8 hrs. I make my own pickle brine that I use to make pickles. If you buy a store bought be sure to read the ingredient label so you can make sure they are paleo.
Grill till done, and enjoy!

Paleo Slaw
1/2 Head Cabbage- Shredded
1 Carrot- Shredded
1/4 Head Purple Cabbage- Shredded
1/4 C dill pickle juice
1/8 C Paleo Mayo (homemade)
Pinch Sea Salt
1 Tbs Dill Weed

Mix together Cabbages and carrot. In small bowl, mix together all other ingredient. Pour over cabbage/carrot mix and stir to combine. Let sit in fridge for at least 3 hours to come together.


  1. Hello! I just found your blog via the civilized caveman. I just started my paleo journey about 4 weeks ago. I was already following nearly 90% of the plan but I ate dairy and beans etc... Now that I've cut those out I'm always hunting for new recipes. Can you tell me if you've posted the recipe for your mayo and pickle brine and if not may I ask for it? Thanks, I love your blog!

  2. I'm glad you like the blog. It is a work in progress, but i'm happy people are able to use some of my ramblings, haha. The mayo recipe I use is linked in my blog post here:
    I have not posted the pickle brine recipe I use. I will make another batch in the next couple weeks and blog about it. When I get some time tomorrow I will try and get the recipe to you though. Sorry, bedtime for the babies and my workout time, so can't do it now!
    Have a great night!