Swedish Lemon Dill Chicken

My recipes are grain free, refined sugar free and many are dairy free. I am on a journey to a more healthy me. I have a bunch of autoimmune illnesses. My health was going downhill and I was on several medications. After being on this diet for approximately 6 months and I was off all but the one medication for my Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. But, even my thyroid medication has been reduced. I am under the care of a Functional doctor and a western medical doctor. My energy is returning, I am losing weight and returning to the land of the living.

Many people have told me that Swedish food is bland, but in my opinion, it’s not bland but a mild cuisine. I find that it still has flavor its just rarely spicy. I love the balance in the food. I have heard that Swedish food is balanced with nature. I am not quite sure what that means.

This is my idea of what Swedish food is. When I created this recipe I wasn’t quite sure how it would turn out. But this turned out better than I imagined. The flavors are mild and in the background. The cream sauce that you can top it with is absolutely divine. I do feel that I am inspired from above to come up with my recipes. I visualize food in my dreams. I have woken up thinking I have to write that recipe down.

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This recipe is for two people. It was nice to have dinner with my husband. This recipe is quick, simple and yet oh so lusciously delicious. If you want to feed four just double the recipe. Included in this recipe is a cream sauce to top your chicken with. Cream Sauce recipe is below the Nutritional Facts.

 

1  teaspoon pink salt

1 teaspoon dried dill weed

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

zest of half a lemon

2 tablespoons fresh dill weed finely chopped

2 tablespoons chopped onion

1/4 cup chicken broth

4 large chicken thighs

1 teaspoon avocado oil

 

Preheat oven to 400 Fahrenheit. Mix together salt, dill weed, black pepper, and lemon zest. Rub little of the spice rub on under the skin, on the top of the skin and on the back of all the chicken thighs. Place an ovenproof frying pan with the avocado oil on the stove turn it on to medium heat. When the pan is hot add chicken to the pan, fry skin down for 3- 4 minutes. This allows the skin to become crispy. Flip chicken and cook another 3 – 4 minutes. Add chopped fresh dill weed, chopped onion, and chicken broth to the pan. Place pan in the oven and bake for 35 minutes. Remove from oven. Remove chicken from pan to a plate.

 

Nutrition Facts
Servings 2.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 424
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31 g 47 %
Saturated Fat 8 g 41 %
Monounsaturated Fat 2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 161 mg 54 %
Sodium 423 mg 18 %
Potassium 168 mg 5 %
Total Carbohydrate 4 g 1 %
Dietary Fiber 2 g 7 %
Sugars 0 g
Protein 36 g 71 %
Vitamin A 4 %
Vitamin C 25 %
Calcium 18 %
Iron 25 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Cream Sauce

1/4 cup chicken broth

1/2 cup heavy cream

Using a hot pad place frying pan on the stove on medium heat. Add chicken broth, heavy cream, and cook for 5 to 6 minutes stirring occasionally. The sauce will reduce and thicken. It is not meant to be gravy but a light sauce to dip your chicken into.

 

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