coconut tamarind date chicken | lemongrass cauliflower fried rice



2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs
1 medium head of cauliflower, dices or pre packaged
1 can Whole30 compliant coconut milk
5 tablespoons @basbaas tamarind date sauce [ Whole30 compliant ]
2 tablespoons coconut aminos
1 stem lemongrass, chopped
3 tablespoons coconut oil
2 large cloves garlic, diced
1 lemon, juiced + zested
½ cup green onions, diced
1 egg, beaten
salt + pepper


well season chicken:
season chicken with salt + pepper.
mix coconut milk + tamarind date sauce + coconut aminos + 1 tbsp coconut oil in bowl
pour ½ of mixture over chicken, marinade in fridge 2 hrs.

preheat oven, 350 degrees. 
arrange marinated chicken in a single layer in a roasting pan. 
pour remaining mixture over chicken. 
bake chicken, 30 minutes.
turn on broiler + broil for an additional 5-7 minutes or until crispy.
remove from oven + let rest
reserve leftover pan sauce.

+lemongrass cauliflower fried rice+

combine lemongrass + lime juice + in bowl, set aside.

*if using fresh cauliflower*
place the cauliflower florets food processor
pulse until crumbly + resembles rice.

heat 2 tbsp coconut oil in pan, medium high.
add garlic + green onions, saute 1 min.
add cauliflower, saute 3 mins.
add beaten egg into cauliflower, cook 30 secs + stir
pour in lemongrass lime mix, saute 2 mins.

plate lemongrass cauliflower fried rice + chicken
drizzle with leftover pan sauce.


lauren richeson