Tuesday, December 22, 2015

BBQ Chicken Legs with Kiwi Slaw {AIP, Paleo}

BBQ Chicken Legs with Kiwi Slaw {aip, paleo}  ROASTED GARLIC & DATE BBQ SAUCE Time: 40 minutes Serves: makes about 1cup bbq sauce  Ingredients - 3 T avocado oil - 10 cloves garlic - 1 small onion (chopped) - 1 t dried mixed herbs (or any combination of oregano, marjoram, rosemary & thyme) - 8 dates (if they are hard, soak in hot water for 5 minutes) - juice of one navel orange - 1 t cinnamon - 1 T ground ginger - 3 T apple cider vinegar - 1/2 t sea salt - 1/4 cup water

I was just going through my draft folder and realized I never shared this summer beauty with you. These sticky BBQ drumsticks and this sweet and tangy slaw are a perfect combo for a family meal any time of the year. Who says that BBQ flavors need to be reserved for the summer??


BBQ Chicken Legs with Kiwi Slaw
{aip, paleo}

ROASTED GARLIC & DATE BBQ SAUCE
Time: 40 minutes
Serves: makes about 1cup bbq sauce

Ingredients
- 10 cloves garlic
- 1 small onion (chopped)
- 1 t dried mixed herbs (or any combination of oregano, marjoram, rosemary & thyme)
- 8 dates (if they are hard, soak in hot water for 5 minutes)
- juice of one navel orange
- 1 t cinnamon
- 1 T ground ginger
- 3 T apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 t sea salt
- 1/4 cup water

METHOD
- heat oil in a saucepan over low/ medium heat
- add garlic cloves to the oil and cook over low heat for 15-20 minutes until cloves are tender and lightly browned
- add chopped onion and sauté for 5 minutes 
- add all remaining ingredients and simmer over low heat for 8-10 minutes
- blend with an immersion blender until smooth

BBQ CHICKEN DRUMSTICKS
Time: 50 minutes
- preheat oven to 400F/ 200C
- place 8 drumsticks in a gallon zip top bag and pour 1/3 - 1/2 cup BBQ sauce over the chicken. Massage the BBQ sauce over all of the chicken.
- line a baking sheet with foil
- place an oven safe rack on top of the baking sheet
- place drumsticks on the rack
- bake at 400F for 15-20 minutes
- flip over
- bake another 15 minutes
- turn on broiler and move rack to the top - broil for 5 minutes until brown and crispy

KIWI BROCCOLI SLAW
Time: 30 minutes (less if you buy packaged broccoli slaw)

Ingredients:
- 3 cups shredded broccoli stems 
- 1 cup shredded carrots
( or 4 cups of store bought broccoli slaw if available)
- 8 green onions - greens only
- 2 finely diced kiwis
DRESSING
- 2 T olive oil
- 3 T apple cider vinegar
- 1 t ground ginger
- 1/2 t sea salt

METHOD
- shred broccoli stems - peel off tough outer layer and either grate or use a julienne grater
- shred carrots - same method as broccoli 
- chop green onions & kiwi
- make dressing - mix all ingredients with a whisk in a small bowl
- pour dressing over all ingredients and toss well