An old classic revamped to be Paleo friendly and delicously sweet.
Apricots are a seasonal fruit so l would use the fresh fruit where possible as when ripe they have the loveliest flavour and aroma. Apricots are also available preserved so just look for a good quality product i.e local and organic.
6 free range chicken thighs diced and coated in coconut flour
1.5 litres of home made chicken stock
4 apricots (seeds removed) and finely chopped.
The green tops of two spring onions (sliced)
1/4 of a small pumpkin diced
1/2 cup organic shredded coconut
ground black pepper and pink rock salt to season
Fresh herbs such as parsley and mint
1/2 a red capsicum diced
4 small radishes sliced.
1/4 cup black chia seeds added near the end of cooking
Optional: 1/2 cup quinoa which has been pre-soaked and rinsed, plus a handful of sliced green beans.
Brown the flour coated chicken thighs in a pan with some coconut oil and then placed them in the hot pot. Add the rest of the ingredients and let cook throughout the day on a low heat. Add the chia seeds about thirty minutes before serving along with the optional quinoa and green beans. These are optional as some Paleo followers don’t consume them, but l think they are o.k once in a while and will go well with this dish. Another thirty minutes or so and your casserole will be ready to serve. The chia seeds and quinoa will help it to thicken so you can add some more if it is too runny or extra vegetables.
There was a delicious sweetness to this dish from the apricots, pumpkin and coconut which is from all natural ingredients. I hope you enjoy this casserole and share the recipe with your family and friends.