Recipes With Heart


January 2017

Shai's Mediterranean Stovetop Chicken

Yields 4-5 servings

Prep to table time: 25 minutes


2 small onions, sliced thin and quartered

2lbs. Chicken Thighs, skinless and de-boned

2 Tbsp Tomato Paste

2 1/2 Tsp Paprika

2 1/2 Tsp Garlic, granulated

2 heaping Tsp Kosher Salt

2 Tsp Cumin

1 1/2 Tsp Coriander

1/2 Tsp Oregano

1/2 Tsp Ginger

1/2 Tsp Chili Powder

1/3 Tsp Cardamom, ground

1/8 Tsp Cinnamon, ground

1/8 Tsp Allspice, ground


1.  Thinly slice and then quarter onions.

2.  Drizzle olive oil into a large skillet and on a low flame saute the onion until they are translucent stirring occassionally to separate the pieces.

3.  While the onions are sauteing, cut the chicken thighs into smaller bite-sized pieces.

4.  Once the onions have started to carmelize, add the chicken pieces to the skillet.

5.  Gently stirring the skillet, add the dry spices and tomato paste.

6.  Keep the mixture at a low simmer.  At first, there will not be much moisture but that will quickly build as the chicken cooks.

7.  At this stage, all that is needed is to continue stirring occassionally to ensure all the chicken pieces have cooked through (usually in less than 15 minutes).

Serve immediatley paired with cauliflower rice and green beans.

Buen Provecho!

Credits: Thanks goes to Tali's husband, Shai whom is apparently quite a talented cook!  This chicken recipe is their son's Gil's favorites.  They simply porton servings into containers, freeze and bring it with them while visiting him at college.

Tali moderates a private Facebook group, SCD Families, where parents of children with IBD can join and discuss delicate matters in a safe, controlled environment.  She continues to dedicate her time tirelessly to building a collaborative online SCD resource where anyone interested in learning about diet therapies can visit anytime, anywhere throughout the world.  She continues to serve as a patient/doctor liason of sorts to help those living with IBD better understand this diet therapy and make it easier for patients and families to put into practice.  To learn more about Tali's mission, please visit

Thank you, Tali


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