Welcome to my Whole 30 garlic mustard Airfryer chicken and potatoes recipe. Truly crispy chicken thighs with skin on garlic potatoes cooked perfectly, quickly and easily in the Airfryer.
This recipe gets me every time. I get lost in silence as I eat this crispy chicken and potatoes and feel myself completely taken over with foodgasm moments. This is also one of those recipes that you must have during your Whole 30, as it helps you get over everything you’re missing.
You do the Whole 30 and you feel like you’re missing out because you wanted all those old things that you ate so regularly before. But now on the Whole 30 they are GONE and this represents the meal for when you want a comfort food hit but at the same time want it to be Whole 30 compliant.
This also brings me back to one of my favourite restaurants and the first restaurant we ever went to after moving to Portugal. We went there for the first time for Dominic’s 32nd birthday. He is 40 now so we have been a few times over the years as it is an hours drive away.
I have mentioned the place before because the food is based upon simple dishes with amazing garlic based flavours.
The most popular is the steak on the stone. Where you pay about 16€ and you can a decent sized piece of fillet steak, you then cook it to your liking on your stone and it is served with garlic cubed potatoes. There is a salad, but nobody seems to eat it as everyone is too busy having the most amazing spuds.
The spuds are so good that you will often ask for more as you can’t help but have extra, they are just that good!
Or if you don’t fancy steak on the stone, then I often have Mediterranean style chicken kebabs that come with delicious king prawns wrapped in bacon. This is what I would have had with Kyle when he was 7 and we would then have binged on the delicious potatoes.
We will also have bread while we are waiting and then there is always some delicious desserts to finish at the end of the meal.
The downside of the place is that you often wait a long time for your food to arrive. This means it is really no good for us now as you try asking a 2.5 year old to wait for their food. It is just not going to happen! Hence why we have only been once since she was born.
But in this recipe I wanted to show you that you don’t have to wait ages for your chicken and potatoes and that you can cook it really quick yourself thanks to the Philips Airfryer. I used my Philips XL just because it is big and it is just PERFECT for cooking chicken and potatoes together. Plus I see many requests from fellow Airfryer users on how to do chicken and potatoes at the same time. Well this is how you do it and trust me this will be a family favourite.
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Preheat the Airfryer to 180c.
Dry the chicken thighs to that there is no excess moisture in them and chop your potatoes into big chunks.
Place the rest of your ingredients into a small mixing bowl and mix with a fork. Then brush 1/3 the mixture over the bottom of the chicken thighs and cook the chicken thighs in the Airfryer for 10 minutes at 180c.
Remove the chicken and place it skin side up on your chopping board.
Place the potatoes into the Airfryer basket, drizzle with another 1/3 of the marinade and shake the potatoes so that the marinade is well covered over the potatoes.
Brush the skin of the chicken thighs in the remaining marinade and place the chicken on top of the potatoes. Cook for 15 minutes at 180c.
Cook for a further 2 minutes at 200c to crispy the chicken and give the potatoes that truly crispy texture.
Serve with fresh herbs.
If you wanted to make this Paleo approved you could do the same thing but use sweet potatoes or pumpkin.
With the chicken cooking over the potatoes it means that the potatoes become very moist and give an amazing chicken flavour.
Whole 30 Day 21
I am back with my day 21 on the Whole 30. It is now our third Sunday of the Whole 30 and I am (slowly I may add) getting used to not having loads of comfort food and resisting the urge for a delicious chocolate pudding. I am also finding that I am not dreaming about sweet stuff as much as I thought I would.
I also bought myself 2 packs of dates for whenever I had chocolate cravings. It was something for me to munch on. I am allergic to nuts so can’t have those, and raisins/dates seemed like a delicious plan B.
But I thought I would go through 2-3 packs per week and instead here I am on day 21 and I am just 1.5 packs down. Plus my little girl loves them so she has been helping me eat them.
What I ATE On Day TWENTY ONE Of The Whole 30
Today has been a delicious day. We were shopping yesterday and therefore our fridge, our worktop and our pantry is full to bursting with fresh food. So it has given us the chance to eat lots of it up.
Breakfast = Leftover Salad
Lunch = Leftover Vegetables
Dinner = Chicken Thighs & Potatoes
For breakfast we had leftover salad. I still had some salad leftover from a couple of days ago, so I added some fruit and some avocado to it and that was breakfast.
Then for lunch it was leftover vegetables air fried with some more salad. I just love vegetables in the Airfryer as they taste amazing.
Then for dinner we had these delicious chicken thighs and potatoes. Served with some salad it made the perfect Sunday night meal.
Should You Eat White Potatoes On The Whole 30?
We also talk about the fact that you can’t have white potatoes on Paleo even though they have been around forever and how are you supposed to cope without them. Well on the Whole 30 you can eat them as much as you like as part of the your meals.
This opens the door to eating lots of healthy fries, jacket potatoes and Mediterranean garlic potatoes.
But if you were on the Paleo diet before the Whole 30 you are probably wondering whether you should have them or not.
Well I say GO FOR IT.
They are still a healthy food, the skin is full of goodness and they are perfect for a filling healthy family meal.
Potatoes also don’t give you the same bloated feeling as what pasta or other carbs do and give you energy for when you are exercising during your Whole 30.
When I did the Whole 30 in 2015 I went without potatoes and found that I needed snacks more often. Compared to having potatoes and eating less.
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.