I love to grill just about anything! This year I’m getting my hands dirty and perfecting charcol grilling! Although this recipe will be just as tasty on a gas grill.
Don’t be intimidated by grilling!! You got this!
This recipe came together over a gathering of friends. It’s perfect for hanging out and enjoying the warmer weather with friends, family, and loved ones! So pull up a chair or stool, make yourself a yummy mocktail, and really enjoy the process for preparing and cooking your meals!
As always, the quality of your food is SOOOO important! But organically grown produce, locally sourced (if you live somewhere that’s available to you!!), pasture raised/organic chicken/turkey/pork, 100% grass fed & finished, organic beef/bison, & wild caught/sustainably harvested seafood!
This recipe is Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) friendly, paleo, primal, Keto Friendly, lower carb, nightshade free, dairy free, egg free, nut free, gluten free, grain free, & so darn tasty!
$ What Makes this High-Vibing Food?
First and foremost, putting your own love, gratitude, time and energy into making foods at home will automatically raise the vibration of the foods/meal. This will also help to balance your sacral and heart chakras. Putting your love into the food you prepare will literally raise the vibrational frequency as love is the highest vibration out there!
You are what you eat and what your food eats. Using organic, GMO free, free/pasture raised, wild caught, minimally processed ingredients lead to an overall higher vibrational frequency. Basically, eating organic provides us extra energy currency!
This dish is rich in protein, which is grounding and protective. It also supports the root chakra.
Contains calcium, a key root chakra nutrient.
Contains zinc, which is needed for thousands of chemical reactions in your body involving protein, so it is also supportive to the root chakra.
Contains root veggies, which help to provide grounding energy to support the root chakra.
Contains mushrooms, which are grounding and support the root chakra.
This recipe is full of healthy fats and oils, which supports the sacral chakra.
This recipe is high in fiber, which supports all three of the lower chakras as it aides in the movement and flow of bulk during the digestive processes.
Contains cruciferous veggies, which are especially balancing to the heart chakra.
Contains green colored foods, which support and balance the heart chakra.
$ A Short Note on Swaps or Ingredients:
*While I cannot guarantee that using these swaps will yield the same flavors I have create in this recipe, these swaps should generally work well! *
Coconut aminos is a soy/gluten free soy sauce alternative that is DELICIOUS! It has a slightly sweeter tasted the soy sauce but it still deep and rich in flavor. I think it is wayyyy tastier! If you cannot find thins in your local grocery store in the Asian section, you can easily buy it online!
$ Equipment Needed to Create this Recipe:
3 large mixing bowls
a good knife
a grill, charcoal preferably but gas will work great too! (you can also use an indoor grill pan)
charcoal (I used quick start for this recipe)
grilling basket (for grilling smaller veggies)
Grilled Orange Chicken & Garlicky Veggies
(gluten free & AIP/paleo)
Prep time: 30-60 minutes Cook time: 15-20 minutes Yield: 6
6 pasture raised chicken breasts, boneless skinless
1 bunch of broccoli (2 small heads), cut into large florets
1 bunch of rainbow radishes, halves (keep the greens for your green juices or my Radish Top Pesto!)
1 lb. asparagus, trimmed
8 oz. button mushrooms
Avocado oil, to coat veggies
At least 1 tbsp. garlic granules for seasoning the veggies
Pink Himalayan sea salt, to taste
1 large orange, juice of
1 tbsp. coconut aminos
2 tsp. raw, organic, wild honey
2 big garlic cloves, minced
½ tsp. garlic granules
½ tsp. pink Himalayan sea salt
Egg-Free Garlic Aioli, for dipping! (find recipe HERE )
How to Create this Recipe:
First, start by making the marinade. Simply add all the ingredients to a large bowl and stir to combine. Set aside.
Next, working over a designated area, filet your chicken breasts in half. This allows them to cook more quickly and evenly on the grill! Then, place them into the marinade for a minimum for 30 minutes-1 hour. Make sure you give them a toss to make sure they're coated well. Place in fridge.
While the chicken marinates, wash and prep all your veggies. In two large bowls, add all the veggies and then sprinkle each with enough avocado oil to coat them thouroughly and then sprinkle with at least 1 tbsp. garlic granules (I use a LOT because I LOVE garlic!) and really toss to combine.
Next, you’ll need to preheat your grill (make sure the grate is cleaned first). To do this remove the top large grate and add a pyramid of coals in the center. If using quick start coals, all you need to do is light the coals in a few areas and the fire will start. With traditional coals you’ll need some paper to use as kindling and to fan the fire to get it started. Once the fire is started, let it warm up for at least 10 minutes. Once warmed, close the grill and give it a few good shakes to evenly distribute the now hot coals. Now you’re ready for the chicken!
Remove the chicken from fridge. Place each filleted chicken breast down on the grill and cook for about 3-4 minutes per side or until thouroughly cooked. Discard any remaining marinade. A good rule of thumb is to turn the chicken when the sides are starting to become cooked through on top.
Once your chicken is cooked with no pink remaining in the center, place it in a container and seal it to stay warn. Wait at least 5 minutes to cut, or better yet wait till its cooled all the way. This will make for much juicier chicken!
Then, let’s start grilling the veggies. For the mushrooms and radishes, you’ll definitely need a grill pan. Place those veggies in the grill pan and place the grill pan on the grill, along with the broccoli and asparagus. Grill the veggies until your desired doneness is reached, tossing and turning them all the while. The amount of time this takes will vary based off how cooked you want your veggies. Once veggies are cooked, remove from grill and get to eating!
This meal pairs deliciously with my Egg Free Garlic Aioli!
Serving Size: 1 (based off of 6 servings total)
Fat: 5 g
Carbs: 17 g
Protein: 49 g
*All nutritional information are estimations and will vary.