When you’re short on time and still want to enjoy a gut healing meal, you can setup a nutrient dense feast in just 15 minutes. And this fast Paleo Chicken Fried Rice recipe is the perfect solution!
This delicious grain free fried rice meal is especially nourishing as it’s developed around bone broth, one of the pillars of the Auto Immune Protocol, packed with important minerals and amino acids (like calcium, magnesium, collagen, chondroitin sulphates and glucosamine) that are necessary to heal arthritis and leaky gut.
As you will see from the ingredient list, not only is bone broth used to season the Paleo Chicken Fried Rice and the sautéed veggies; bone marrow itself is the fat on which you’ll stir fry and flavor your chicken cauliflower-rice.
After boiling in your broth for several hours, marrow is really easy to scoop out from the bones and can become a great alley in your kitchen as it’s a powerhouse of linoleic acid (a potent cancer inhibitor), Omega-3 fatty acid and glycine, an amino used to make and repair other proteins in the body.
This rosemary chicken fried rice with sautéed veggies is just an example of HOW YOU SHOULD BUILD A BALANCED AUTO IMMUNE PALEO MEAL:
- a cup of bone broth
- lots of greens (thus the spinach!) and organic veggies (masked as cauliflower rice)
- a source of healthy fats (just like bone marrow)
- carbohydrates from starchy veggies (such as Kabocha squash)
- a clean (read free range, grass fed or antibiotic free) source of protein (the chicken)
And the best news is that you can set up a meal that follow these paleo guidelines REAL FAST!
I created this recipe the day I made bone broth and, combining some of the ingredients used for the broth with some handy precut veggies I froze ahead of time, I was able to put together a satisfying AIP lunch in only 15 minutes!
FAST COOKING TIP: When I come home from the grocery, I like to peel, clean and dice my veggies, pack them in ziplock bags and store them in the freezer. It’s so much easier to grab a handful of frozen chopped onions than it is to dice them up on the cutting board each and every time! And the same is true for everything: from squash to cauliflower rice!
And when you find a good source of clean frozen veggies, just go for it, like I did with the spinach. Of course, fresh is better. But frozen veggies is much better than no veggies! 😉
Fast Paleo Chicken Fried Rice (Grain Free & AIP)
For the Paleo Chicken Fried Rice:
- 1 tbs of Bone Marrow from the bone broth
- 250g of Riced Cauliflower (frozen, either freeze it yourself after you rice the cauliflower in a food processor or buy it frozen at Trader Joe’s).
- ½ free range Chicken Breast (precooked in your bone broth).
- 2 Sprigs of Fresh Rosemary
- 1 pinch of Himalayan Salt
- ¼ cup of Bone Broth
For the Sautéed Veggies:
- 2 tbs of Bone Marrow
- 2 tbs of chopped Onions (frozen)
- 500g of frozen Spinach
- 250g of cubed Kabocha Squash (frozen)
- 1 pinch of Himalayan Salt
- 1/3 cup of Water
- 1/3 cup of Coconut Milk
Procedure for the Paleo Chicken Fried Rice:
- Heat up the bone marrow in a pan, and when it starts to sizzle toss in the cauliflower rice together with the boiled chicken breast you previously shredded.
- Finely chop the rosemary and toss it in the pan together with a pinch of salt.
- Mix well slowly add the bone broth as the rice starts to cook. Let it cook with a cover for about 10 minutes.
Procedure for the Marrow Sautéed Veggies:
- In the mean time prepare the sautéed veggies by heating up the bone marrow in a large pan and add in the chopped onions, spinach and squash.
- Add a bit of water and let it cook with a cover for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Right before the veggies are cooked, add in the coconut milk and salt, and mix well.
- Serve your delicious lunch together with a nourishing cup of bone broth.
I hope the recipe fr this Fast Paleo Chicken Fried Rice was useful and that it inspired you to always cook nutritious AIP and grain free meals, since, as you just saw, it can be FAST and FUN!!
Now it’s on you! Please let me know if you have any tips on how to make things easier (and faster) when preparing homemade paleo meals!
And if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!