Serves – 6
- 6 boneless and skinless chicken thighs
- 1 garnet yam, washed and sliced
- 1 sweet potato, washed and sliced
- 2 red peppers, seeds removed and sliced *high histamine
- 2 Tbsp pastured ghee
- 2 red onions, half moon sliced
- 1 1/2 Tbsp chilli powder, divided * high histamine
- 1 1/2 Tbsp cumin, divided *high histamine
- 2 tsp Celtic sea salt
- 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
- 1 lime, juiced *high histamine
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Gather a large mixing bowl and add garnet yam, sweet potatoes, red pepper, and red onion. Cover with ghee and sprinkle with 3/4 Tbsp cumin, 3/4 Tbsp chilli powder, and 1 tsp of sea salt.
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper and scatter vegetables evenly on your tray. Place the chicken thighs on top of your vegetables. Season chicken thighs with remaining salt, cumin, and chilli powder.
- Roast for 40 min or until chicken is done and the vegetables are roasted.
- Transfer to a serving platter and garnish with cilantro and lime juice. Serve immediately.
Cilantro has a health-supporting reputation that is high on the list of the healing spices. In parts of Europe, cilantro has been referred to as an “anti-diabetic” plant. In parts of India, it has traditionally been used for its anti-inflammatory properties. In the United States, cilantro has been studied for its cholesterol-lowering effects, and potent detoxifying effects.
Many of the healing properties of cilantro can be attributed to its exceptional phytonutrient content. Cilantro contains volatile oils rich in phytonutrients, including carvone, geraniol, limonene, borneol, camphor, elemol, and linalool. Cilantro’s flavonoids include quercitin, kaempferol, rhamnetin, and epigenin. Cilantro also contains active phenolic acid compounds, including caffeic and chlorogenic acid.
Justine Stenger studied nutrition and physical education at the University Of Alberta. She graduated in 2008 and went on to complete a Holistic Nutrition and Therapeutic Chef Certification at Bauman College in Boulder, Colorado. She has completed her Functional Medicine training with The Institute For Functional Medicine, is a Bredesen Trained Practitioner, GAPS Practitioner, Certified Gluten Practitioner, and is a Certified Functional Medicine Health Coach through The Institute For Functional Medicine.