RosemaryChickenBy: V Capaldi
www.paleobosslady.comRecipe from the ebook The Badass Brunch Menu

A very easy meal to prepare, elegant in presentation with great flavor.

Tip: For the easiest prep, chop your veggies the night prior, and start your chicken cooking in the crockpot in the morning.


4-5 pound organic grass-fed whole chicken
Head of Garlic
2 Lemons
Bunch, organic fresh Rosemary
Bunch, organic Dandelion (or desired greens)
1 Onion
1 Egg Yolk
3 Stalks of Celery
1 Medium (organic) Fuji Apple
¾ cup Coconut or Avocado Oil
¼ teaspoon Mustard
1 teaspoon White Vinegar
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
Fresh Ground Pepper


Step 1: Roast Garlic

Turn oven on to 375 degrees
Chop off the top end of the garlic to make it flat. (It is okay to expose the garlic)
Grab oven safe dish and coat with coconut oil
Rub garlic around in oil and set on dish
Place in oven for 30 minutes or until golden color

Step 2: Prepare the Chicken

(This recipe uses a crockpot however, an oven/grill works well, too.)
Clean chicken and pat dry
Fill cavity with fresh rosemary sprigs and lemon slices
Chop onion
Add 1 tablespoon of Ghee, rosemary sprigs & ½ of the roasted garlic to the bottom of crockpot
Add Salt & Pepper to taste
Place chicken on top of the Crockpot bottom mixture
Add fresh rosemary sprig, lemon slices to the top of the chicken
Turn crockpot on for 6 hours

Step 3: Complete the Chicken Salad

Chop onions & celery and refrigerate until needed
Make Mayonnaise (see below)
Remove chicken, discarding lemon & rosemary
When chicken is cool begin to hand shred meat
Add mayonnaise, celery & onion mixture to shredded chicken
Add desired amount of S&P and mix

Side Prep: Mayonnaise (recipe from Nom Nom Paleo*)

Add all ingredients together except oil and whisk
Very slowly add oil using a hand mixer to blend and whip
You will begin to see mayonnaise forming
Continue to slowly add oil and whip until desired consistency
*Nom Nom Paleo, 2009. Paleo Mayonnaise


Place dandelion greens on plate
Drizzle with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and put scoop of chicken salad on top (centered in a nice mound)
Slice apple and plate it with the Salad