Chicken in Creamy Spicy Almond Butter Sauce

Published on January 9, 2013, by

I feel like I am really growing as a cook; feeling creative, getting inventive, and using my sense of smell to put it all together! This dish was satisfying to the soul.


  • 1 ½ pounds of chicken, chunks
  • 8 oz shiitake mushrooms
  • 8 oz baby broccoli, 3” slices
  • 2 tablespoon organic almond butter
  • 1 ½ cup of coconut milk (or heavy cream in you are lactoPaleo)
  • ¼ cup ginger, julienne

serves: 4-6

  • ¼ cup onions, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoon garlic
  • sea salt

  1. In large skillet saute butter, garlic, onions, and ginger till onions are translucent. Add chicken, salt, and brown chicken.
  2. When chicken is half way cooked add almond butter, milk, paprika, cayenne, stir till all mixed then add vegetables and stir till mixed. Simmer for 30 minutes.

Serve over quinoa for moderate paleo.

Jeanne Floresca (229 Posts)

Jeanne Floresca is the author of How To be Happy 99% of the Time: A Practical Action Plan to Make Life Easier, Fun, and Meaningful and Paleo Traveler: Old World Recipes Flipped NeoPaleo, a cookbook of traditional recipes made Paleo Diet approved. Jeanne has been in the health and fitness industry for over ten years. She is a teacher at heart and along with her entrepreneurial passions, she endeavors to create and build products and programs that support the efforts of people who choose to live a healthy, happy, and youthful lifestyle. Jeanne began her career as a dance teacher then moved into personal training, group exercise, and director positions soon after. In the last few years, Jeanne has fine-tuned her nutrition education and experience combining the Metabolic Typing Diet system, the Paleo Diet system, with her personal holistic methods and created an individualized system of eating called "Intuitive Eating". She has a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management and is certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM: CPT & CES) along with numerous certifications such as Pilates, TRX, and as a ShareCare Coach. View Resume

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