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Paleo Mushroom, Kale, And Spiced Ground Chicken Tomato Sauce Recipe

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This healthy meat sauce recipe is super simple and delicious. As a bonus, it’s gluten free, Whole30 friendly, grain free and dairy free. Pair this with your favorite gluten free pasta and…magnific!

Have you tried Zoodles yet? Here’s a good opportunity to use this meaty ground chicken meat sauce with zucchini noodles for a nutritious meal the whole family will enjoy!

Author: Dominique Fasano of Perchance To Cook
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 25 min
Total Time: 30 min


USWM Shopping List: Pasture Raised Ground Chicken



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PHOTO CREDIT: Dominique Fasano/Perchance to Cook



  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp rubbed sage
  • 1.5 tsp dried basil , divided
  • 3/4 tsp ground black pepper , divided
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 3/4 tsp salt , divided
  • 2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • a heaping 1/2 cup of diced yellow onion (this was 1 small yellow onion for me)
  • 1.5 Tbs of diced garlic , (this was 4 cloves of garlic for me)
  • 1/2 cup of diced red bell pepper
  • 6 ounces of sliced mushrooms
  • 2 cups of chopped tomatoes , I used Pomi Chopped Tomatoes
  • 2 cups of strained tomatoes , I used Pomi Strained Tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 3 cups of chopped kale , with the stems removed


Instructions for Ground Chicken Meat Sauce

  1. Put your ground chicken into a large bowl and top with 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp onion powder, 1 tsp rubbed sage, 1 tsp dried basil, 1/2 tsp ground black pepper, 1/2 tsp paprika, 1/2 tsp salt, and 2 tsp fennel seeds. Mix all the seasoning into the ground chicken and set aside.
  2. In a large pot or frying pan, add 2 tsp of olive oil and heat over medium-high heat. Add the diced onion and diced garlic to the pan and cook for about 3-4 minutes, mixing every so often, until fragrant and softened.
  3. Add the ground chicken and diced red peppers to the pan. Mix, while breaking the ground chicken into smaller pieces. Cook until the chicken is fully cooked through, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add the sliced mushrooms to the pan, mix and cook for about 4 minutes.
  5. Reduce the heat to medium, then add 2 cups of chopped tomatoes, 2 cups of strained tomatoes, 1/2 tsp dried oregano, 1/2 tsp dried basil, 1/4 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp ground black pepper, mix and simmer for about 8-10 minutes.
  6. Then add the chopped kale to the pan, mix and cook for 2 minutes, or until the kale is wilted.



Perchance to CookDominique Fasano is a past Featured Chef for USWM. Our thanks for sharing this awesome recipe.

Dominique is a blogger, recipe developer and photographer for her blog Perchance to Cook. You can read more about Dominique and her fabulous recipes on her Featured Chef page.