I love butter. It being “allowed” on the primal diet is one of the reasons I'm able to stick to it. For the last week or so, I've been trying to find a good primal recipe for chicken in a butter cream sauce. Not being able to find one, I finally gave up and decided I'd need to find a “typical” recipe that was close to what I was hoping for and adjust it to make it primal.
Yesterday, I came across a butter cream friend chicken recipe at Jamie cooks it up. It was close to what I was looking for and I decided to adapt it last night to be primal (thanks to Jamie for giving me a starting point).
The results were awesome.
Primal Buttercream Chicken Recipe
- 6 chicken breasts (thankfully our butcher carries the hormone free, etc. variety), cut into cubes
- 6 tbsp grass fed butter (I use Kerrygold)
- 1 1/4 cup chicken stock (be sure to check nothing has been added to it that shouldn't be)
- 1 1/4 cup heavy, full fat whipping cream
- 3/4 tsp of dried thyme
- Kosher Salt (or Sea Salt) to taste
- Freshly ground black pepper to taste
Add one tsbp of butter to a skillet on medium heat and allow it to melt. Add the first half of the chicken to the skillet and cook until done (about 4-5 minutes or so on each side).
Remove from the pan and put aside (tent it to keep it warm). Add another tablespoon of butter and cook the second batch of chicken using the same method. Set aside.
Don't clean the pan!
Add in 4 tbsp of butter and the chicken stock. Cook it over medium high heat until it comes to a boil. Scrape all the bits that were stuck to the bottom of the skillet from cooking the chicken and stir it into the mixture. Then add in your heavy whipping cream and allow to once again come to a boil.
Add in the dried thyme and continue to boil the sauce, reducing it until it becomes slightly thickened.
Add your cooked chicken into the sauce and boil for a few more minutes (this both reheats the chicken and helps you thicken up the sauce).
Spoon out the chicken with the sauce onto plates and serve immediately.
I paired mine up with some primal garlic cauliflower and it was a great combo. This one was a definite keeper.