Anti-Inflammatory. Paleo. Low Carb. Dairy Free. Grain Free. Soy Free.
I created this recipe last year when I was trying to get more turmeric into my diet to help manage my inflammatory symptoms from Chronic Lyme Disease. It is still a personal and household favorite - it warms the body, soothes the gut, and gives you a huge boost of nutrient dense foods all in one bowl! I'm all about getting turmeric into my diet wherever I can and this recipe is one my favs!
Turmeric is arguably one of the worlds most potent anti-inflammatory foods and several studies have shown it can play a large role in managing and reversing some of our most difficult auto-immune and inflammatory conditions. Head on over to our blog, 7 Health Benefits of Turmeric & Curcumin, to learn more about this powerful medicinal spice!
I love crockpot meals not only because you can toss a bunch of stuff in a pot and come out with complete deliciousness in 4-6 hours but, crockpots are also great vessels to double or triple recipes like these. I always take advantage of this to use my limited energy well in the kitchen. I generally triple this recipe -we eat 4 servings for one meal, I keep 4 servings in the fridge for 4 days and use it for quick, health lunches, and I freeze another 4 servings so that I've got an easy meal down the line when my fridge is out of fresh food and I've not made it to the grocery store yet. Can you relate?! If so, check out this healing, delicious soup...
Crockpot Turmeric Chicken Stew (PRINT RECIPE):
2 pounds organic, boneless skinless chicken thighs
1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
1 medium to large onion, diced
3 carrots, peeled and sliced into ¼ inch rounds
½ a red bell pepper, diced*
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 inch ginger, peeled and minced
1 small-medium sweet potato, peeled and cubed into bite size pieces*
1 quart organic chicken broth or homemade bone broth for an extra immune boost
1 cup coconut milk, reserve ¼ cup
1 tablespoon arrowroot powder (sub cornstarch if needed)
½ cup cilantro, chopped for garnish
Salt & pepper to taste
*For nightshade free, you can drop the sweet potatoes and the bell pepper off the recipe and increase the carrots and/or add some raw cauliflower.
From my kitchen to yours...enjoy!
p.s. - If you want more anti-inflammatory meals like this one, check out our Downloadable ,One Week Anti-Inflammatory Meal Plans and eBooks.
Billie Shellist, FDN-P
I practice functional nutrition, an approach that allows me to look at your entire health history and help you find the "root causes" of your chronic health complaints.
This cuts out the trial and error process and helps you get real symptom relief and resolution!
Food is medicine and knowledge is power -I hope you enjoy my anti-inflammatory recipes which are gluten, dairy, and soy free as well as very low grain and sugar.
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