Monday, May 27, 2013

Grilled Asian Marinated Chicken Thighs with Coconut Amino's and Ginger

This would also be fantastic sprinkled with some sesame seeds. Ooops I forgot.
If you are in "Candida-land" like me it can be isolating and lonely. No one wants to invite you for dinner (don't really blame them - my hubby doesn't even know what I can eat). You pretty much can't eat out anywhere. And you can't snack on any of the foods at a party. From a social perspective it kind of sucks. Most social occasions revolve around food. Well at least after the age that social occasions revolve around alcohol. You really notice it once you give up EVERYTHING.

But you can still go out. Just eat before you go. Take a smoothie for the road. Throw some nuts in your purse. And you will usually find some kind of vegetable to nibble on. And tell your friends not to worry about feeding you - you will bring a Candida diet friendly emergency pack as a back-up.

And if you are cooking for others it can be challenging. If you are having dinner guests you want them to enjoy the food. And you also want to be able to enjoy it with them. At least in your own house it would be nice to eat the same food as everyone else. And it seems a little weird (don't touch that chicken - its for me!!!!) and time consuming to prepare a separate meal for yourself.

So here is a Candida-diet friendly recipe that is simple and can be served to guests without them even knowing its made from a super restrictive list of ingredients. You could easily double the marinade - I am finding this clean eating a bit expensive so I made mine really sparse to try and cut back on waste. Yes - I am that frugal.

And this would be fantastic served with my Asian inspired Paleo salad or it would actually make an awesome lunch served on top of that salad. No one will even realize they are eating a Candida diet friendly meal.

If you are doing the Candida diet YOU NEED TO GO BUY SOME COCONUT AMINO'S and COCONUT VINEGAR. Seriously. It will really help you with sauces, dressings and marinades.  If you have those you can survive this diet. In Winnipeg you can get it at Vita Health. Or order it online. Just get some.

So here is a simple and quick recipe to help you enjoy a meal with your lucky non-Candida bearing friends.

Candida Diet Grilled Asian Chicken Thighs - With Coconut Amino's and Ginger

by MamaChanty
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Keywords: grill entree candida-diet friendly gluten-free low-carb paleo soy-free sugar-free wheat belly chicken
Ingredients (Serves 3 - 4)
  • 8 chicken thighs (serves 3 or 4)
  • Marinade
  • 1 Tbsp organic extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp coconut amino's (marinade)
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice, fresh or bottled
  • 3 drops sesame oil (or to taste - a little goes a long way so be careful)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 nub of fresh ginger, or at least one Tbsp chopped
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • dash pepper
Pour/rub marinade into chicken thighs.
Let marinate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
Grill on bbq until cooked. I did it over low/medium heat for about 7 minutes on each side.
Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Serve and enjoy a meal with your friends. You could also grill some pineapple rings for your guests as an extra side dish - just don't eat them yourself if you are on the Candida diet.
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  1. Finally a recipe that I can actually make as it really is candida free. Thank you !!

  2. Delicious! I ate this twice today it's so good! I added a little bit of coco oil bc it is an anti-fungal for candida. I put the chicken on the counter for 30 mins while the oven preheated to ensure even cooking. I also added the lemon juice 30 mins before I put the chicken in the oven bc lemon juice can "cook" meats if marinated for longer than 30 mins. Thanks!!!