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Coconut Buttermilk Southwestern Chicken

Coconut Buttermilk Southwestern Chicken

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Coconut Buttermilk Southwestern Chicken is a Keto, Low Carb, Gluten & Dairy Free, Paleo, Whole 30 crock pot or grill freezer meal! It is only 7 main ingredients and 3 net carbs! We love the zippy flavor!

Coconut Buttermilk Southwestern Chicken is so easy to make several bags up ahead of time, keep in the freezer and then pull out when you want to eat it.  

The original recipe is for the grill and it is great that way, but winter cooking does not always make grilling convenient or even possible.  I recently put it in the crock pot instead of grilling and it was great cooked that way too. 

We prefer white meat but you can certainly use any cut of chicken you would like. 

It is just a little spicy and goes great with plain vegetables or a rice dish.  I love that it is made with healthy ingredients.  I adapted my recipe from paleoleap.

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Does it have to be frozen?

No. Having it in the freezer is super helpful and the freezing process makes it very tender but it doesn’t have to be frozen. This can also be cooked after marinating in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours. 

It was so very tender and moist. That is because the meat was frozen in the marinade. Somehow the process really does make it extra tender.

Ingredients:

ingredients for Coconut Buttermilk Southwestern Chicken

chicken breasts

minced garlic

ground turmeric

chili powder

ground cumin

salt

black pepper

coconut milk

lemon juice

Directions:

Make buttermilk with the coconut milk and lemon juice by combining and letting sit for 5 minutes.

adding lemon juice to milk

Add the rest of the ingredients except chicken to the buttermilk.

marinade ingredients before mixing together

Stir to combine

marinade for Coconut Buttermilk Southwestern Chicken

Label your gallon ziplock freezer bag. Add chicken to bag and pour buttermilk mixture over.

Coconut Buttermilk Southwestern Chicken in Ziploc bag

Squish it together with your hands from the outside of the bag to coat the chicken well. Seal bag with as much air pushed out as possible. Freeze or let sit in refrigerator for at least 4 hours before cooking.

Coconut Buttermilk Southwestern Chicken in Ziploc bag

When you are ready to cook it, thaw at least mostly for the crock pot or if grilling, thaw thoroughly.

This is a true “dump meal”. Dump it in a greased crock pot.

Coconut Buttermilk Southwestern Chicken in Ziploc bag next to crock pot
Coconut Buttermilk Southwestern Chicken in the crock pot

Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.

Coconut Buttermilk Southwestern Chicken in the crock pot
Coconut Buttermilk Southwestern Chicken next to broccoli on a white plate

If you are grilling; remove chicken from marinade and grill 15-20 minutes until chicken is cooked through. Time to cook will depend on how thick your pieces are.

Coconut Buttermilk Southwestern Chicken on the grill
Coconut Buttermilk Southwestern Chicken on the grill
Coconut Buttermilk Southwestern Chicken

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Coconut Buttermilk Southwestern Chicken

Coconut Buttermilk Southwestern Chicken

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Coconut Buttermilk Southwestern Chicken is a Keto, Low Carb, Gluten & Dairy Free, Paleo, Whole 30 crock pot or grill freezer meal! It is only 7 main ingredients and 3 net carbs! We love the zippy flavor!

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds chicken breasts
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 cups coconut milk 1 13.5 oz can plus a little water to make 2 cups
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Make buttermilk with the coconut milk and lemon juice by combining and letting sit for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients except chicken to the buttermilk.
  3. Stir to combine
  4. Label your gallon ziplock freezer bag. Add chicken to bag and pour buttermilk mixture over.
  5. Squish it together with your hands from the outside of the bag to coat the chicken well. Seal bag with as much air pushed out as possible. Freeze or let sit in refrigerator for at least 4 hours before cooking.
  6. When you are ready to cook it, thaw at least mostly for the crock pot or if grilling, thaw thoroughly.
  7. This is a true "dump meal". Dump it in a greased crock pot.
  8. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.
  9. If you are grilling; remove chicken from marinade and grill 15-20 minutes until chicken is cooked through. Time to cook will depend on how thick your pieces are.

Notes

Use any boneless cut of chicken you would like.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 4 oz
Amount Per Serving Calories 309Total Fat 17gSaturated Fat 12gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 96mgSodium 223mgCarbohydrates 4gFiber 1gSugar 0gProtein 37g

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