This recipe is just brimming with superfoods! From ginger and garlic to pastured ghee, turmeric and kale—your family will find this dish both delicious and super nourishing.
Did you know that GINGER can kill ovarian cancer cells and also slow the growth of cancerous cells in the colon? It can also be used to relieve nausea, morning sickness or motion sickness. It is both an anti-inflammatory and a pain reliever.
TURMERIC is known to fight prostate and breast cancers, reduces the risk of childhood leukemia, fights melanoma, may prevent and slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, is a natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent, detoxifies the liver, helps jaundice, menstrual difficulties, bloody urine, hemorrhage, inflammation, toothache, bruises, chest pain, colic, rheumatoid arthritis, fat management, treats depression, and aids in the treatment of acne, eczema, psoriasis, and uneven pigmentation.
GARLIC is a natural antibiotic and is great when you have cold or are just feeling under the weather. It is also a natural antioxidant, helps relax blood vessels and increases blood flow. It protects against various cancers, including breast, prostate and colon cancer. Additionally, it can help alleviate symptoms of allergies and get rid of yeast infections naturally. If you’re worried about garlic breath, simply chew on some fennel seeds after dinner. They help to neutralize the odor, and fennel is refreshing. Sucking on a lemon also helps, but fennel sounds much better to me!
KALE is rich in iron and contains over 100% of your daily serving for vitamins A, C, and K. It is known to fight cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and hypertension. It is an antioxidant, an anti-inflammatory, and helps flush toxins from the body.
What is ghee?
Okay, so you’ve probably heard of the other superfoods I mentioned here, but what is ghee?
Ghee is clarified butter—or, butter with the milk solids removed. When you heat butter at a low temperature for an extended period of time, the milk solids separate out and float to the top. These are then skimmed, and what you’re left with is clarified butter, which is stable at room temperature for almost a year.
Clarified butter doesn’t burn and lends a rich, buttery flavor to food. Ghee is my secret ingredient in 90% of my recipes. It turns an ordinary dish into an extraordinary dish.
The Best Ghee
The best ghee I’ve found on the market is Pure Indian Foods Organic Grass Fed Ghee. Pure Indian Foods ghee is made from non-homogenized milk and from cows that only eat grass and do not receive any hormones or antibiotics. It’s top quality and the flavor proves it. I also love that the company has been family owned for FIVE generations!
Because the company knows I love their ghee so much, they offered to let me giveaway an AMAZING goody basket of their products to one of my lucky readers! I’m seriously jealous of this giveaway. More info after the recipe!
Superfood Spiced Chicken
– 3 inches of fresh ginger
– 1 large onion
– 1 bulb garlic
– 2 tsp each of cumin, coriander, garam masala
– 1 tsp each of turmeric, paprika, black pepper
– 1/4 tsp each of cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, cayenne pepper
– 3 cassia leaves
– 3-4 lbs. chicken pieces or whole chicken cut into pieces (buy here)
– 6 TBSP grass fed butter
– 8 oz. organic tomato paste
– Approx. 2 cups milk
– Approx. 1/2 cup water
– Chopped Asian greens/kale/mustard greens/etc.
Mince ginger, onion, and garlic or chop in a food processor. Sauté in Pure Indian Foods Ghee until mixture begins to brown. Then add in the spices and stir until incorporated. Increase your heat to high, and add chicken pieces in a single layer. Coat with spices, and then brown on both sides, flipping once. Add butter, tomato paste, milk, and water. Cover, and simmer on low for at least one hour, or until oil separates and floats on top. Chop your greens and add to the pot for the last five minutes of cooking. Salt as necessary. Serve and enjoy!