Chicken with Creamy Sun-dried Tomato Sauce

It has arrived!  The pinnacle of our 30 day recipe review (so far!).  Gather ’round ye paleosisters, come and bask in the glow!

This was a great tasting recipe, if you haven’t already surmised.  The sauce was so rich and creamy.  It fulfills what you thought you had to give up by embracing a paleo diet.  I had left over sauce and served it over cooked broccoli the next night.  What a great dinner.  Check it out below.  I served it with mashed turnips and sauteed green beans and walnuts in garlic and olive oil.

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Ingredients:

2 whole chicken breasts, bone-less

1 1/2 cups heavy cream (may use coconut milk as a dairy-free alternative)

Good quality steak seasoning, optional

4 fresh thyme sprigs

1/2 cup homemade chicken broth (I didn’t have this so I used a vegan veggie broth)

10 – 12 sun-dried tomatoes, pureed in a food processor (or a blender)

1/2 tsp fresh thyme leaves

sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

1.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2.  Season the chicken breasts all over with sea salt and pepper.  Optionally, also season them with a good quality steak seasoning.  Look in your local health food store for a brand that is gluten free and doesn’t contain any vegetable seed oil.

3.  Place them in a baking dish, place a sprig of fresh thyme on top of each and place in the  preheated oven for about 45 minutes, until the juices run clear.

4.  Meanwhile, in a large skillet over a medium-low hear, bring the cream or coconut milk and the two remaining thyme sprigs to a light boil.

5.  Once boiling, lower heat and let simmer.  Allow cream or coconut milk to reduce by approximately 1/3 of its volume.  This should take close to 10 minutes.

6.  Remove the cream or coconut milk from the heat and allow it to sit at room temperature for about 10 minutes.   Do not remove from skillet.

7.  Remover the thyme springs and return to heat.  Add the chicken stock and allow to simmer for another 5 minutes.

8.  Add the pureed sun-dried tomatoes, season with salt and pepper to taste and the fresh thyme leaves.

9.  Pour on top of the cooked chicken breasts and enjoy!

This recipe is from a site called Paleo Diet Lifestyle.   You can find the link at http://paleodietlifestyle.com/chicken-sun-dried-tomato-sauce/

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