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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Skillet Sunday- Coconut Ginger Chicken

Ginger Coconut Chicken

2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 bunch green onions sliced
4 ounces of sliced fresh mushrooms
2 tablespoons coconut oil
2 1/2 lbs chicken leg quarters
1 cup chicken broth
2 cans coconut milk
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/4 can baby corn cobs
2 cups frozen stir fry vegatables
2 ounces of grape tomatoes
1 tablespoon curry powder blend or paste
2 teaspoons turmeric
salt and pepper
Jasmine rice cooked

Place coconut oil in the bottom of a Dutch oven.  Once oil is hot, add garlic, ginger, mushrooms and onions, Cook for 2 minutes, then add the chicken pieces. Cook until the chicken pieces are browned. Turn so all sides are browned.

Add the chicken broth and coconut milk. Add the curry powder or paste and the turmeric. Cover, turn heat to low and simmer the chicken for 45 minutes.

Mix cornstarch with just enough water to make a paste. Add to chicken mixture to thicken.

Add the corn cobs and vegetables. Server over jasmine rice.

Serves 6


Chris Wodke
Founder & Manager Team CMT

Chris is a triathlete and long distance runner. She is a three time participant of the Boston Marathon.  In 2012 she finished 2nd at Boston in the Mobility Impaired Division. She was on the course in 2013 when the bombs exploded.

She has appeared three times at the Paratriathlon National Triathlon Sprint Championship. She was the 2012 and 2014 National Champion Paratriathlon Open Division Champion.

In 2014 she was the PC Open Champion at the Duathlon National Championship. She has qualified to represent Team USA at the Aquathon ITU World Championship in Chicago in 2015 and 2016

 In 2014 she represented  the U.S. as a paratriathlete at the Pan-American Triathlon Championship in Dallas, Texas.

She travels around the country raising awareness of CMT.

She is the author of the book, “Running for My Life” that details her experience as a CMT affected athlete.

You may visit her author page at:

Team CMT is a group of athletes and supporters working to raise awareness and to find a cure for CMT. We have 183 members in 32 states. We also have members in Australia, England,Scotland, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland, Scotland, France and Iran. If you wish to join us visit our web site; or

CMT or Charcot-Marie-Tooth is the most commonly inherited peripheral neuropathy. It affects over 155,000 Americans (as many as MS).  It is a disease of the nerves that control the muscles. It is slowly progressive, causing loss of normal function and or sensation in the lower legs/feet and arms/hands.

Symptoms include; muscle wasting in the lower legs and feet leading to foot drop, poor balance and gait problems Atrophy in the hands causes difficulty with manual dexterity.

Structural foot deformities such as high arches and hammer toes are common.

Poor tolerance for cool or cold temperatures and many people have chronically cold hands and feet.

Additional symptoms may include fatigue, sleep apnea, breathing difficulties and hearing loss.

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