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AIP Chicken Bacon Sauté Recipe
Carnivores delight: This AIP chicken bacon sauté is a meaty dish that fills you up and truly satisfies.
Choosing Chicken Breast
When the success of your meal depends on your meat, you want to make sure you’re choosing carefully.
Is one package of chicken really that much different than another? Potentially, yes.
Chicken breast shouldn’t have a bad odor. It really shouldn’t smell like anything. Before you commit to a particular piece of chicken, give it a quick sniff. You can wait until nobody else is looking if it makes you feel better.
If you only notice a funny smell after you open the package at home, wait a few minutes. Sometimes oxidation inside the wrapping makes for a weird, but harmless, odor.
If the smell doesn’t go away, don’t use the chicken. It’s much better to cut your losses and not risk illness.
White meat chicken should be a pale pink color, while dark meat will be a darker pink. It should not have much visible fat.
When you remove it from the package, it should not be sticky or slimy. If your chicken smells and feels odd, throw it out!
If you’re in America, you can look for USDA Grade A chicken. This ratings standard indicates the meat has been inspected and was found to be free of deformities and discoloration.
If you don’t trust your judgment, consult with your grocer’s butcher. They should be happy to point you in the right direction.
Buy the Best Bacon
Now that you’ve got the best chicken in your cart, what about the bacon?
Some chefs recommend “behind-the-counter” bacon. Try some bacon from the butcher, they say, and you’ll never go back.
This gives you the advantage of specifying how you’d like it cut (thick vs. thin), and you can buy as much (or as little) as you need.
Buying from the package doesn’t give you that flexibility.
If you do go the packaged route, you have more options than ever. You can buy cured or uncured bacon, and inspect the label.
Watch out for non-AIP ingredients such as pepper, paprika, dextrose, and brown sugar.
More AIP Bacon Recipes
If you have an autoimmune condition and love bacon, there are a lot of recipes out there for you.
I’ve compiled 40 amazing recipes to satisfy your bacon fix. You’ll find everything from bacon-wrapped salmon to bacon Brussels sprouts.
Let me know which one is your favorite!
Quick and meaty AIP entree
- Add avocado oil to a frying pan and cook the chicken and bacon until cooked (approx. 10 minutes).
- Season with garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and salt to taste.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
- Calories: 526
- Sugar: 1 g
- Fat: 43 g
- Carbohydrates: 3 g
- Fiber: 1 g
- Protein: 30 g