Paleo Sweet and Spicy Potato Chips

If you’re looking for something crunchy to replace your junk food, these sweet potato chips will do it. With only four ingredients, you’ll be making this snack weekly. Light and crisp, they are satisfying in the best way. Paleo Sweet and Spicy Potato Chips CuisinePaleo Servings Prep Time 6-8 20minutes Servings Prep Time 6-8 20minutes […]

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Memorial Day grilled dish that will satisfy the pickiest carnivore in your
house, this is it: Smashed Steak Skewers with Cherry Barbecue Sauce.
Smashed Steak Skewers with Cherry Barbecue Sauce by Michelle Tam

Psst! It’s Whole30-friendly, too!

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Coconut Pecan Chia Pudding

Chia seeds are high in protein and antioxidants, but they also have the unique ability to turn your favorite non-dairy milk into a thick and rich tasting pudding. When combined with a bit of honey and vanilla, and topped with crunchy pecans and coconut, it turns into a healthy snack that’s filling and delicious. It’s easy to prepare the night before in a mason jar, and then you can just grab and go!

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Cherry Chicken

Cherries are my spirit fruit. I frantically hoard ’em when they make their fleeting appearance at the local farmers’ market each early summer. These plump, ripe drupes are my secret kitchen hack, adding a triple punch of sweetness, tartness, and crimson brightness to any recipe—even savory ones. In fact, one of my favorite cherry-full recipes is Cherry Chicken, a fab Whole30-friendly recipe we created years ago for our Webby Award-winning app

Cherry Chicken by Michelle Tam

(Speaking of our app, if you find that it’s acting temperamental after updating to the latest version of Apple’s iOS, we’re so sorry! Our developers are working on resolving the issue, but until then, a quick fix is to delete the app completely off your device and download it again from the App Store. The download will be free as long as you’re using the original Apple ID. Thanks for hanging in there with us!)

I’m not gonna lie: your kitchen’s gonna look like a crime scene if you prepare this recipe with a sack o’ fresh cherries and a pitter. The red splatter gets everywhere, people—so make sure you line your counters with paper towels or a big plastic tarp like the guy in Dexter. (Yeah, you can make this chicken dinner without the mess by using frozen pitted cherries. But where’s the fun in that?)

You can either blitz the cherry sauce ahead of time and refrigerate the marinating chicken, or make it just before dinner—it’ll taste great regardless. However, I wouldn’t marinate the chicken for longer than a day ’cause the acidity will break down the texture of the chicken.

Ready to make a cherry chicken jubilee?

Serves 6


  • 2 small shallots, roughly chopped
  • 1 pound ripe cherries, pitted (or 10 ounces frozen pitted cherries)
  • 3 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar (regular balsamic will also work)
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • ⅓ cup avocado, macadamia, or olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons Diamond Crystal brand kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 pounds chicken drumsticks



Make the marinade by tossing the shallots, pitted cherries…

Cherry Chicken by Michelle Tam

…balsamic vinegar, fish sauce, oil, salt, and pepper into a blender or food processor.

Cherry Chicken by Michelle Tam

Blitz until you get a smooth sauce.

Cherry Chicken by Michelle Tam

Taste it for seasoning, and add more salt and pepper if needed. It should be a good balance between savory, tangy, and sweet.

Cherry Chicken by Michelle Tam

Place the drumsticks in a large bowl…

Cherry Chicken by Michelle Tam

…and pour on the marinade.

Cherry Chicken by Michelle Tam

Make sure the marinade coats the chicken. You can let the chicken marinate in a covered container in the fridge for up to 12 hours.

Cherry Chicken by Michelle Tam

Preheat the oven to 400°F or 375°F if using a convection oven.

Place a wire rack on a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet and arrange the chicken on top. Make sure you shake off any excess marinade.

Cherry Chicken by Michelle Tam

Bake the chicken for 40 minutes, flipping the chicken pieces over at the halfway point.

Cherry Chicken by Michelle Tam

The chicken’s ready when the skin is crisp and browned an the internal temperature reaches 165°F.

Cherry Chicken by Michelle Tam

Looking for more recipes? Head on over to my Recipe Index! You’ll also find exclusive recipes on my Webby Award-Winning iPhone® and iPad® app, and in my New York Times-bestselling cookbook, Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans (Andrews McMeel 2013).

Paleo Cauliflower Tabouli

Whether you’re looking for a simple appetizer or healthy snack, this dish will certainly wow your taste buds. Cauliflower makes a nice substitute for cracked wheat in this Mediterranean staple. Eat with sliced veggies for a healthy snack that will fill you up, but still satisfy. Paleo Cauliflower Tabouli CuisinePaleo Servings Prep Time 6 20minutes Servings […]

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