Chicken Surprise
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Chicken Surprise

Submitted by: Barbara Dodson

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 30 Minutes

Servings: 8

The sauce adds a surprise zing to this recipe and can easily be adjusted to suit your taste. The leftovers are great the next day.


  • 2 lbs. chicken thighs or breast, free-range, organic
  • sea salt, unrefined, & fresh ground pepper, organic to taste
  • 4 tbs. coconut oil, raw, extra-virgin, organic
  • 1 tbs. garlic, fresh, organic
  • 1 tbs. ginger, fresh, organic
  • 1 tbs. lemon zest, from fresh, organic lemons
  • 1 tbs. lemon juice, pure, organic
  • 1 tbs. red pepper flakes, crushed, organic
  • 1 c. chicken stock, organic, free-range


Cut chicken into pieces. Pat dry. Season chicken pieces with salt and pepper to taste.

Heat half of the coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

Brown chicken pieces until golden brown, remove from pan, and set aside.

Add garlic, ginger, zest, juice, and red pepper flakes to the pan, stir until softened.

Add chicken stock to pan and stir to scrape up tidbits in the pan. Return chicken to the skillet, cover, and simmer until done. Remove chicken from pan when done.

To the sauce in the pan, add remaining coconut oil and heat. Pour over chicken and serve.

The chicken is excellent as leftovers --- I like to add to a salad for lunch the next day.