Creamy Skillet Chicken with Garlic and Basil Tell a Friend

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  • 2 tablespoons - ghee or your favorite cooking oil - use coconut oil for AIP, divided
  • 1 1/2 pounds - boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • - salt and pepper, to taste, omit pepper for AIP
  • 1 - medium onion, diced
  • 6 cloves - garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoons - crushed red pepper (omit for AIP)
  • 1 cups - coconut milk or any creamy milk (use heavy cream for Keto)
  • 1/2 cups - bone broth or chicken broth
  • - juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 cups - packed basil leaves
  • Directions:

    Heat 1 tablespoon of ghee in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle the chicken generously with salt and pepper.

    Sear the chicken in the skillet for 4 minutes per side. Remove and set aside on plate.

    Add the remaining tablespoon of ghee or oil to the skillet. Add onion, garlic, crushed red pepper flakes, salt and pepper; cook for 5 minutes until the onions are translucent.

    Stir in coconut milk, broth, and lemon juice and bring to a boil while scraping the bottom of the skillet to deglaze. Reduce heat to a simmer for 4-5 minutes until the sauce is reduced and thickened, stirring often.

    Stir in basil and cook for a minute until wilted. Add chicken back into the skillet and simmer for another minute or two until heated through. Serve.

    Brief Description

    Creamy skillet chicken in garlic and basil sauce; one-pot meal that's ready in just 30 minutes. Whole30, Keto, AIP, Paleo friendly.

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    Category:  Poultry

    Cuisine:  Italian

    Prep Time: 10 min
    Cook Time: 25 min


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    May 24, 2021

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