Keepin’ it simple…


Thought I should make a post about how I eat on the days in between I try cooking “different” stuff, i.e. regular days with good, but low-effort, food that require no planning.
The following recipe is a perfect example of that.
It was made in a very short time, only using what I found when opening the refrigerator, and is maybe better to be seen as inspiration rather than a “real” recipe…

No-effort Chicken with Roasted Parmigiano Veggies

Prep time10 minutes
Cook time20 minutes
Total time30 minutes
Compliance Paleo, Primal, Whole30
Meal type Lunch, Main Dish
Main ingredient Chicken/Poultry
More of inspiration than an exact recipe...

What you need:

  • chicken breasts (1 per person)
  • leftover rub from latest grilling
  • butter, clarified butter, or ghee
  • whatever veggies you have at home
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt (to taste)
  • pepper (to taste)


  • some parmesan cheese

What to do:

1Pre-heat oven to about 390F (200C).
2Cut the veggies into bite size pieces, toss them in olive oil with a bit of salt and pepper and pour over into an oven tray.

Optional: Grate some cheese over.
3Roast in the oven for about 20 minutes.
4Meanwhile, place a frying pan on high heat with a piece of butter/clarified butter/ghee in it.
5Wash and dry the chicken breasts, and cut them lengthwise into 3 pieces.
6Place them in the hot pan and give them some color on both sides while seasoning with the rub, and then pour in some water (start with a cup (2.5 dl) or so).
Let them simmer until the veggies are done, flipping them over every once in a while.

(The water will evaporate (and should), so add just a little bit more at a time if needed. The water is supposed to be gone when the veggies are done, and doing this way will keep the chicken very juicy…)
7Right before serving, let a chunk of butter/clarified butter/ghee melt in the frying pan and flip the chickens a few times to give them a nice, buttery, coating.
8Serve with some mayo.


For Whole30 compliance:
Omit the cheese.
Use clarified butter or ghee.



(..yupp, half of the reason for this post was to put the Romanesco’s on display. ;)
If you ask me, they are by far the coolest, most beautiful vegetable there is!)


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