Chicken in Lemon Thyme Gravy

Photo by Nancy L.

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 3

    chicken thighs, preferably non-GMO or organic

  • finely-ground Celtic sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

  • 2

    Tb refined coconut oil

  • For the sauce:

  • 1

    cup chicken bone broth, preferably homemade

  • leaves from 2 sprigs of fresh thyme

  • juice from 1/2 of a lemon

  • 1/2

    tsp celtic sea salt (or less if your broth is salted)

  • 1

    Tb arrowroot starch

  • 1

    clove garlic, pressed

  • 1

    Tb butter

  • Required equipment - large heavy-bottomed skillet, splatter screen, garlic press

Directions

Debone the chicken thighs. There is a simple tutorial here that shows how to remove the bones. Cut the chicken into ~1-inch wide strips. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Combine the sauce ingredients in a bowl. Whisk to combine and break up any lumps from the arrowroot. Heat a large heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-high heat. Once the skillet is hot, add the coconut oil and swirl to coat the bottom of the skillet. Add the chicken strips to the hot oil, skin-side facing down. Cover with a splatter screen since the chicken skin will pop and sizzle quite a bit while it cooks. Allow the chicken to cook, undisturbed, for about 3 minutes. Scrape the skillet with a spatula to loosen up the chicken, and then use tongs to turn the chicken. If the skillet is getting very hot, reduce the heat a bit. Cook for about 2 more minutes. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside. Add the butter and garlic to the skillet and saute just until the garlic is fragrant, about 1 minute. Whisk the sauce into the skillet, being sure to scrape the bottom of the skillet to loosen up any tasty tidbits left from the chicken. Bring the sauce to a simmer and cook for a couple minutes. Add the chicken back to the pan and stir to coat. Allow the chicken to re-warm for a minute or two. Turn off heat. Serve! Excellent accompaniments for this chicken would be mashed potatoes (recipe coming soon!), a side salad, nutrient-dense white rice, or simple buttered veggies.

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