“It’s Not Gourmet, Bro!” – Chicken Paisano’s

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Chicken Paisano’s is one of my favorite chicken preparations. I’ve been eating it for nearly 20 years now and it never gets old. If you are looking for one slow cooker chicken dish, this is the one I recommend.

Paleo Mark is high energy in this video, as always. His shining moment is when he tastes the Paisano for the first time. Mark is on his way to Afghanistan this week, so be sure to keep him in your thoughts and prayers.

I am officially in Tennessee! I have not been here before and I really like it. I am at the Power Monkey Camp just outside of Crossville, and it has been an amazing experience so far. I just met three dudes from Italy, Andrea, Alessandro, and Daniele. We were tight on time for dinner last night, so ended up buying our groceries at Walmart. I took a liking to our sweet cashier, Ruth, and returned later in the night to give her a sample of our food.

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Your Pal,

Paleo Nick

“It’s Not Gourmet, Bro!” – Chicken Paisaino’s

Ingredient List:

  • 1 chicken (3-4lb)
  • 5 links Italian sausage (or turkey sausage)
  • 8 cups sweet potatoes or yams, thick julienned
  • 4 cups onions, julienned
  • 4 cups red bell peppers, julienned
  • 2 cups pepperoncinis, sliced
  • 2 cups cherry peppers, sliced
  • Kosher salt, to taste (approximately 1 tablespoon)
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 1 quart chicken stock

Preparation Instructions:

  1. Place sausage in the bottom of a 6 quart crock pot.
  2. Mix all veggies in a mixing bowl, then place 1/4 of them over the sausage.
  3. Season chicken with salt and pepper, inside and out, and place on top of sausage and veggies.
  4. Pour remaining veggies over the top of the chicken and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Pour chicken stock over the top, cover with a lid and cook on high for 7 hours, or low for 10-12 hours.
  6. Allow to cool for a bit, then pour onto a hotel pan or sheet pan.
  7. Remove sausage to a cutting board and slice.
  8. Portion out chicken into containers, then divy up veggies, sausage and sauce among containers.
  9. Poila! Share with your friends, make a deposit into your bank account, or eat immediately!

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Zone Breakdown:

Proteins:

I used one 3.5 pound chicken, which has 10 blocks of lean, white meat and 8 blocks of fatty, dark meat.

I used 1.5 pounds of sausage, which I calculate to equal 16 blocks of fatty meat.

Carbohydrates: (23)

I used one 3.5 pound chicken, which has 10 blocks of lean, white meat and 8 blocks of fatty, dark meat.

I used 1.5 pounds of sausage, which I calculate to equal 16 blocks of fatty meat.

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