Category: Poultry

Teriyaki Meatballs

Is there truly anyone who doesn’t love a good meatball? (Vegetarians and vegans exempt here…) Whether you’re cooking for a Primal crowd, a keto crowd, or a kid crowd, you’re covered if you have meatballs. Headed to a party where you know the foraging will be difficult—meatballs are your answer. Bring a platter to share (just be sure to grab yours right away). We love this recipe because it’s just three ingredients, and the meatballs are premade. They’re the perfect last-minute solution to Primal buffets.

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Heritage Turkey and Mashed Parsnips

Thanksgiving is only a couple weeks away and in the United States this means one thing: turkey. Few other foods seem to dominate a holiday like this bird with a mind-boggling demand of 45+ million turkeys each Thanksgiving). Last week we offered a Primalized update—and upgrade—to the traditional pumpkin pie. This week we thought we’d whip up recipes for both the main event—the bird itself—and a lower carb alternative to its usual mashed potato pairing with a delicious and equally creamy accompaniment: mashed parsnips.

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Penne Alla Vodka

These days you can find a wide array of grain-free pastas with genuinely delicious flavor and texture. If you like the taste of pasta but want to limit the pasta carbs, add meat and veggies so less pasta goes further in the dish. Chicken thighs are a great choice to this end. Experiment with adding in veggies like spinach, baby broccoli, mushrooms or bell peppers, and create a variety of versions to your own taste.

For the sauce, use a full-fat coconut milk for the richest flavor, or use traditional full-fat dairy milk or your favorite milk substitute along with our new Primal Kitchen® No-Dairy Vodka Sauce.

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White Chicken Chili

White chili is called white chili for three reasons. One, it’s made with chicken, not beef. Two, it’s made with white beans. Three, it’s sometimes thickened with milk and flour, or cream.

Does white chili have a place at the Primal table? Absolutely. It’s easy to dispense with the milk and flour, since thickening the chili isn’t crucial to its flavor. What about the beans?  You can keep them in the chili if you like (although perhaps in smaller amounts than most recipes call for). Or, substitute cubes of white sweet potato to provide a creamy but slightly firm texture that’s similar to beans. Like beans, celery root also has a neutral, but earthy flavor.

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Balsamic Drumsticks

This sticky and slightly sweet balsamic sauce is one of the simplest recipes you’ll find. Four ingredients. Five minutes’ total effort. It doesn’t get much easier than that—especially for meat this finger-licking delicious. Bonus: It’s Primal+keto—and family-friendly. Serve it up at your next family dinner or hosted gathering.

Note: We love this sauce on drumsticks, but it’s also perfect for bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs. Serve with your favorite salad or vegetable.

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Chicken Hemp Meatballs with Romesco Sauce

Pasta and meatballs are a classic, comforting dish, but there’s more possibilities than the carb-heavy grain pasta and beef meatball version. You’ll find these chicken hemp meatballs to be a little lighter and more nuanced. Over a helping of spiralized zucchini, it’s the perfect match of freshness and taste, but let’s not stop there. With a rich but bright Romesco sauce, this dish opens up a whole new world of Mediterranean flavor.

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