Welcome to my mama inspired Paleo slow cooked coconut chicken recipe.
We always remember certain things about the food we ate when we were growing up. My aunt used to make the best ever quiche and her macaroni cheese was out of this world. My grandad used to make the best ever fishcakes and I always wanted more.
Another of my aunts would do the best ever meatballs in huge quantities that there was enough to feed a restaurant full of customers. My grandma used to make the best ever shortcrust pastry and I will never forget my dads amazing bacon butties.
I am sure you are not surprised to hear that all these recipes (apart from the bacon butties) have been re-created with my version on Recipe This. I just love cooking the food from the memories.
Well today it is about mama and her coconut chicken.
Growing up in the 90’s the food was all about anything and everything out of a can or a packet. There was the canned pasta in a sauce or the fish fingers that were grilled in the oven.
So when you got fresh food from real ingredients you were well pleased and you would love those meals forever. One of those meals was the chicken in the spicy coconut sauce. It was so creamy, so delicious and never enough. It was the first time I had ever really tried spicy food and it was many years before I had discovered Thai food or food that had a kick to it.
I thought it was really spicy when I first tried it, but as my palate has changed over the years I have fallen in love with it.
Though Dominic doesn’t have the same love for spices that I have, so if you don’t like too much spice and want some really healthy chicken in a delicious sauce then this is a modern day Paleo take on the 90’s supper!
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Mama Inspired Paleo Slow Cooked Coconut Chicken
- Place everything in the slow cooker apart from the chopped up chicken. Mix it well with a wooden spoon.
- Add the chicken pieces, mix it well and place the lid on your slow cooker. Cook for 3 hours on high, or 7 hours on low.
- Serve with a salad or some mash.