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Paleo & Whole30 Mandarin Chicken Salad with Coconut Chips

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dang Foods. I was compensated and received a product to try. I fully stand behind this product, and the opinions are 100% my own.

This Paleo & Whole30 Mandarin Chicken Salad uses delicious toasted coconut chips instead of crispy Chinese noodles, and you’ll love how flavorful it is! 

Whole30 Mandarin Chicken Salad

I’m a HUGE Mandarin chicken salad lover. There’s something so amazing about the combination of chicken, sweet mandarin slices, and crunchy almonds, all coated in a delicious savory dressing.

Paleo & Whole30 Mandarin Chicken Salad Recipe

While the original version adds sweeteners and crispy Chinese noodles to the salad, this Whole30 Mandarin Chicken Salad is only sweetened with mandarins and the noodles are substituted with deliciously toasted Dang Foods Lightly Salted Coconut Chips. It’s such an addicting flavor and texture combo that I recommend you double up on this recipe!

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Why Toasted Coconut Chips?

If you’ve never had toasted coconut chips before, you are in for a real treat! Toasting coconut chips allows their natural sweetness to shine through without any added sugar, and the texture also gets super crunchy in the best way. It’s so much healthier than crispy noodles that would normally be used in Mandarin chicken salad and even more delicious, in my opinion.

Dang Foods Coconut Chips

My go-to toasted coconut chips for years have been by Dang Foods. Their coconut chips are so light and delicious, and I always pack them when I’m traveling because they are so portable and easy to snack on. And most importantly, their ingredients are super clean, and the Lightly Salted Coconut Chips I use in this recipe only contain 2 ingredients: coconut and sea salt. Can’t get much better than that!

Dang Foods is also a Certified B Corporation, meaning they meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance alongside profit goals. All of their products are Non-GMO Project Certified.

Whole30 Mandarin Chicken Salad

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If you want to try this Paleo & Whole30 Mandarin Chicken Salad recipe and get your hands on Dang Foods coconut chips at a discount, make sure to print out a coupon here before heading to the grocery store. They are available at Walmart, Target, and Sprouts!

I hope you love this salad as much as I did. It’s packed with flavor and the most scrumptious combination of textures that it’ll definitely crowd pleaser!

Whole30 Mandarin Chicken Salad

Paleo & Whole30 Mandarin Chicken Salad with Coconut Chips

Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: Chinese
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 403 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

This Paleo & Whole30 Mandarin Chicken Salad uses delicious toasted coconut chips instead of crispy Chinese noodles, and you'll love how flavorful it is! 

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Ingredients

Dressing

Instructions

  1. Drain mandarin oranges but reserve 2 tbsp of the juice for the dressing. 

  2. In a large mixing bowl, add mandarin orange, romaine lettuce, chicken, garlic chives, and slivered almonds. 

  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together all the ingredients for the dressing. 

  4. Pour the dressing over the salad mixture and toss together to coat. 

  5. Top with coconut chips and sesame seeds before serving. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Paleo & Whole30 Mandarin Chicken Salad with Coconut Chips
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 403 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 59mg 20%
Sodium 554mg 23%
Potassium 680mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 15g
Protein 26g 52%
Vitamin A 109.3%
Vitamin C 79.3%
Calcium 8.9%
Iron 13.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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White Chicken AIP Chili (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)

This hearty and comforting White Chicken AIP Chili comes together in 30 minutes, and it’s perfect for a delicious weeknight meal!

As Fall approaches (seriously, why does summer go by SO fast??), it’s starting to become soup season. While I love using the slow cooker or the Instant Pot to make my soups and stews, some recipes are just so quick and easy that you don’t need to pull out the gadgets. You just need the stovetop to pull together a delicious meal, and this White Chicken AIP Chili is one of those recipes.

White Chicken AIP Chili Recipe

I actually made this AIP Chili a while back when my mom was visiting me over last winter. I wanted to make some kind of soup for her, but my mom has rheumatoid arthritis (an autoimmune disease) so I like to cook her AIP recipes when she’s visiting. This is why AIP cooking is so near and dear to my heart.

This White Chicken AIP Chili came together super quickly and was so delicious, even without any kind of chili actually in the ingredients! The toppings really make this dish so definitely add some extra texture and flavors to the soup with some of your favorite garnish. My mom couldn’t stop raving about how much she loved it!

30 Minute Meals for the Paleo AIP Cookbook

I’m sharing this White Chicken AIP Chili recipe as a mini teaser for a community cookbook I contributed to: 30 Minute Meals for the Paleo AIP. I’m so excited to share this ebook, which contains 120 complete meal recipes that are:

  • 100% AIP compliant.
  • ready from start to finish in 30 minutes or less!
  • family friendly. All recipes serve 4 people.
  • made with “basic” ingredients that are budget friendly. There are no expensive pre-made store bought ingredients!

This community cookbook was put together by 40 bloggers, including myself, and is the brainchild of Jaime Hartman of Gutsy by Nature. We couldn’t be more proud of how amazing the book tuned out, filled with simple and easy recipes that anyone can follow!

The AIP diet, or the autoimmune protocol, means that every recipe is:

  • Gluten free
  • Grain free
  • Dairy free
  • Egg free
  • Nightshade free
  • Nut and seed free
  • Refined sugar free
  • Made from whole, nutrient-dense, unprocessed foods.

So, even if you aren’t following the AIP diet, the book may help you if you are looking to nourish yourself with anti-inflammatory foods on a budget and/or time-constraint!

Check out 30 Minute Meals for the Paleo AIP Cookbook

White Chicken AIP Chili (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 526 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

This hearty and comforting White Chicken AIP Chili comes together in 30 minutes, and it's perfect for a delicious weeknight meal!

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Ingredients

  • 1 onion
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1.5 lbs boneless chicken thighs or breasts
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 cups bone broth
  • 2 limes
  • 1 14-oz can of full-fat coconut milk
  • Optional: cilantro, green onion, plantain chips, avocado for garnish

Instructions

  1. Dice onion, chop celery, and mince garlic cloves.
  2. Heat coconut oil over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery, and garlic and cook stirring for 5 minutes.
  3. Push the veggies to the side then add the chicken. 

  4. Season with dried oregano, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt.

  5. Cook for 5 minutes, until chicken is browned on all sides.
  6. Add the bone broth to the pot and squeeze in juice from limes, and bring to boil.
  7. Lower heat to medium-low, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  8. Remove chicken and transfer to a bowl, then use 2 forks to shred it completely.
  9. Add the chicken back to soup, then add coconut milk.
  10. Increase heat to medium-high, then boil for 10 minutes until the soup is slightly reduced and thickened. 

  11. Garnish as desired.

Nutrition Facts
White Chicken AIP Chili (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 526 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34g 52%
Saturated Fat 25g 125%
Cholesterol 161mg 54%
Sodium 856mg 36%
Potassium 825mg 24%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 5g
Protein 44g 88%
Vitamin A 2.9%
Vitamin C 19.5%
Calcium 6.6%
Iron 18.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
What Great Grandma Ate / Jean Choi is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
 
Regarding other affiliate links and affiliate relationships: In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog. Thank you for your support and understanding.

Spinach and Chicken Paleo Stuffed Peppers (Whole30, Keto)

Not only are these Spinach and Chicken Paleo Stuffed Peppers Whole30 and keto-friendly, they are deliciously creamy and so fun to eat, even kids will love it!

Spinach Chicken Paleo Stuffed Peppers

Ever since you guys expressed how much you love my Pizza Stuffed Peppers, I’ve been looking to create another paleo stuffed peppers recipe that’s different but still full of flavor. Not only are stuffed peppers fun and easy to make, they are REALLY fun to eat, especially for little hands!

Spinach and Chicken Paleo Stuffed Peppers Recipe

This Spinach and Chicken Paleo Stuffed Peppers recipe came together by accident because I was thinking of ways to use up whatever meat and veggies we had left in the fridge. I honestly just threw everything together to come up with it, and it’s crazy but that’s how some of my reader favorite dishes are created!

Chicken and spinach are cooked in creamy coconut milk, combined with delicious spices that add a slightly cheesy and decadent flavor to the filling without dairy. It’s then thickened with tapioca starch and stuffed into bell peppers, and everything is baked together until the peppers are perfectly cooked!

Spinach Chicken Paleo Stuffed Peppers

Spinach Chicken Paleo Stuffed Peppers

Reheating Leftovers

If you end up having leftovers of this Spinach and Chicken Paleo Stuffed Peppers, you can just bake it up in the oven at 375 degrees until it’s heated thoroughly, about 15-20 minutes.

However, I’ve been so busy recently that I’ve just been using the microwave to nuke for 2 minutes. I’m honestly 100% okay with using the microwave, if it means I can still eat a healthy home cooked meal much easily when my plate is full (no pun intended!) on weekdays. As always, don’t let perfect be the enemy of good, especially when it comes to your health!

Spinach Chicken Paleo Stuffed Peppers

I guest posted this Spinach and Chicken Paleo Stuffed Peppers recipe on Lauren Geertsen’s blog, Empowered Sustenance, so go check it out there. I hope you love it as much as I do!:

CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE!

Spinach Chicken Paleo Stuffed Peppers