Welcome to my Whole 30 Crockpot Brazilian Chicken casserole recipe. Loaded with lots of chicken pieces, a spicy tomato sauce and creamy coconut milk make this meal a perfect family choice for when you are on the Whole 30.
I love Brazilian food. One of my favourite restaurants for it is a Brazilian buffet that we visit frequently here in Portugal. We first went to it back in in 2009 and even after it moved premises we went to the new place.
There would be a big Brazilian buffet with a lot of different favourites and being here in Portugal a few Portuguese dishes thrown in too.
I will load up my plate with fresh king prawns, peel them and dip them into the homemade marie rose sauce. Then I will enjoy one of their various meat dishes with some rice. Oh and I will also have a fair bit of their bread, cheese and pate too.
But out of the meat dishes what gets my attention is the Brazillian Chicken Casserole. The chicken will be floating in the creamy stock and it will be mildly spiced and perfect for a classic family meal.
Clearly I am on the Whole 30 at the moment so there wont be any white rice, but this would of course be perfect with some cauliflower rice instead.
This is also something different compared to a traditional chicken casserole and makes an amazing filling for chicken pot pie.
Plus it can be slow cooked in the Crockpot with minimal work and you could do it before you go to work for when you get home later.
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Whole 30 Crockpot Brazilian Chicken Casserole
- Chop up your chicken into 2 breasts, 2 wings, 2 thighs and 2 drumsticks and put to one side.
- Peel and grate your garlic cloves and your ginger. Peel and dice your onion.
- In the crockpot add to it your onions, garlic, ginger, tomato puree and give it a good mix.
- Thinly slice your tomatoes and add these too.
- Add a can of tinned tomatoes and all the seasoning and mix well.
- Place the chickens into the crockpot and place the lid on and cook for 8 hours on low.
- After 8 hours remove the lid, remove the chicken with tongs and add the coconut milk to the sauce. Give it a good stir and this will give it the creamy body.
- Serve in bowls with the tomato sauce and then the chicken pieces on top.
Another way to cook this (which works well) is to cook it in the Dutch Oven. It also gives the tomato sauce the chance to reduce more and gives a thicker sauce.
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Whole 30 Day 13
I am back with my day 13 on the Whole 30. It is our second Saturday on the Whole 30 and we are getting used to less and less of the food we had before and more and more of the new food.
But what gets me the most is how much in vegetables you can go through as a family in one week. We buy so many when we go shopping, that by the time we get home with them all, we can’t fit them all into the fridge. We then end up with a stack of them on the kitchen sideboard and wonder how we could possibly eat them all. Then the end of the week arrives and they are all gone and you wonder HOW.
What I ATE On Day THIRTEEN Of The Whole 30
Today has been a great day for food. I love weekends and Dominic has been hard at work de-weeding the garden and being the amazing wife my job has been to cook delicious Whole 30 meals.
Breakfast = Sweet Potato Hash
Lunch = Brazilian Chicken Casserole
Dinner = Pulled Pork, Potato Wedges & Salad
Exercise = 8km Country Walk
I start the day on some sweet potato hash because its one of my favourite breakfasts ever and makes you feel full and totally satisfied. An hour or so later I headed out on a lovely country walk with my 2 sons. We did 3.5km out and then 3.5km back. Then we picked up my little girl and took her the other way for a further 1km. She is 2.5 years old and with an active day, it would be all she could manage.
For lunch today we had this Brazilian chicken casserole. It made more than we thought so quite a bit of it was saved for Kyle for when he came home from school.
After lunch Dominic said to me:
Then for dinner it is a big supper. We had pulled pork, salad and some potato wedges and it all tasted amazing. Plus there was some salad and pulled pork left for another day.
Now how about joining me in your own Whole 30? Join me in the whole 30 diet challenge and have 30 full days of delicious home cooked meals. Get better, get rid of the health problems associated with a bad diet and fall in love with food all over again.