I love simple and delicious meals. I mean really who doesn’t? This meal came together as I was yearning for something different and unique for breakfast from the usual meatball paired with mashed veggies. I remembered I had kelp noodles in the fridge and the flavors started to form in my mind. This easy peasy chicken skillet utilizes leftover chicken and is ready in 10 minutes. It is packed with flavor and vegetables and is a winner in my husband’s eyes!
I’m slightly obsessed with these kelp noodles as iodine is hard to get into my diet and I love spicing things up texture and flavor wise. These kelp noodles are so versatile and I love that about them.
So why is the iodine in kelp noodles something to jump for joy about? Well…iodine exists in every cell in our body and is essential for producing thyroid hormones. The thyroid gland is one of the primary players in regulating our metabolism—pretty important! Unfortunately, iodine is easily replaced by things like chlorine and fluoride which are often found in our water sources. So how can you get some quality iodine into your diet?! Great food sources of iodine include seaweed and sea vegetables (kelp, arame, dulse, wakame), fish, and other seafoods. Oh the possibilities!
Now let’s get on to the recipe!
Here are my lovely ingredients 🙂
And here is the finished product 🙂
- 2 T tigernut oil (sub avocado oil, coconut oil, or ghee if reintroduced)
- 3 T shallots, diced
- ¾ cup golden beets, peeled and chopped
- 2 cups turnips , peeled and chopped
- 1 cup fresh basil, chopped
- 2 cups chicken cooked and chopped (leftovers work great here)
- 6 oz kelp noodles (half of a bag), chopped
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt or to taste
- Garnish with fresh chives and squeeze of fresh lemon
- Sauté shallots in 2T tiger nut oil over medium high heat for 1 minute in a cast iron skillet
- Add golden beets and turnips to the skillet and sauté 5-7 minutes over medium high heat stirring frequently
- Add basil, chopped cooked chicken, kelp noodles, and sea salt to the skillet and cook until the chicken is warmed and the kelp noodles are the texture of your liking. This took about 3-4 minutes for me.
- Enjoy for any meal of the day!