Say hello to my guest blogger, Steph McCormack! I’ve been a longtime superfan of her blog, Stupid Easy Paleo, ’cause her recipes are fantastic and her photos are drool-worthy. Plus, Steph’s brainy, brawny, and cute as a button. She’s got twelve years of science teaching experience, a certificate in holistic nutrition, and an unabashed love of tasty Paleo food. Steph went Paleo in early 2010, and it didn’t take long for her to decide that she was never turning back. Eating clean, nutrient-dense foods has fueled her both in life and as both a competitive CrossFitter and mountain bike racer. Steph launched Stupid Easy Paleo in 2011 as a way to help spread the word about how to make simple, tasty recipes to help people in their quests to just eat real food.
I love the recipe she’s posting today because it’s the perfect make-ahead dish when you’re craving barbecue—even after the dog days of summer have long faded from memory and you find yourself hunkered under a giant comforter this winter. Take it away, Steph!
Tender, shredded chicken swimming in a savory and slightly spicy sauce…do I have your attention? Good because this recipe is sure to get your taste buds amped up!
As an athlete, getting enough protein to support recovery can be a challenge for me, and falling into a rut with meat choices is something I try to avoid. Adding sauces and spices to a blank protein canvas and making frequent use of my favorite culinary secret weapon - the crock pot - are two of my favorite ways to feed the machine and keep myself from getting a big fat case of food boredom. This recipe makes good use of a drool-worthy sauce and meat that practically cooks itself. Win-win!