Chicken is a favourite in my household and I know we’re not alone there! Paleo chicken recipes is commonly searched online, which means there are lots of us looking for new Paleo-friendly chicken meal ideas.
Why is chicken the most popular protein in so many countries around the world? Perhaps because of its versatility – it marries well with so many different flavours and cooking methods. Maybe it’s because it is high in protein, widely available and usually more affordable than other meats. Whatever the reason, chicken is always a crowd pleaser for everything from a quick and easy mid-week dinner to a formal dinner party.
Don’t get stuck in a rut cooking the same chicken dishes over and over. These Paleo chicken recipes are easy to prepare and never boring. You might just find your next go-to favourite chicken dinner.
12 Delicious Paleo Chicken Recipes
1. Paleo Rosemary Honey Mustard Chicken
Ready in just 30 minutes, this oven-baked chicken is marinated in rosemary, honey, and both Dijon and seeded mustard. It can be marinated overnight or all day if you’re planning ahead, or for as little as 10 minutes if you’re more pressed for time.
Find the recipe here: Tastes Lovely
2. Paleo Lemon Chicken
Chicken breast strips are coated with coconut flour and fried and a honey, lemon and fresh ginger sauce is drizzled over the top to make this gluten-free, dairy-free and nut-free crispy Paleo Chinese lemon chicken.
Find the recipe here: A Spicy Perspective
3. Gluten Free Chicken Schnitzel
Coated with almond meal and coconut flour, this gluten-free chicken schnitzel is crunchy, delicious and way better than the original with all those breadcrumbs. I like to serve this with a salad and some sweet potato wedges. It’s Paleo, Keto and low carb friendly.
Find the recipe here: Becomingness
4. Moroccan-Style Chicken Tagine
Filled with Moroccan spices, this simple one pot meal is cooked in a traditional tagine, but a Dutch oven or casserole will work just fine. Fennel, dried apricots, raisins, cumin, coriander, ginger, turmeric, cinnamon and garlic are cooked with chicken, onion and garlic to make this incredibly aromatic stew.
Find the recipe here: Paleo Leap
5. Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Breasts
Chicken breast fillets stuffed with artichoke hearts, water chestnuts, sundried tomatoes, pine nuts and herbs, wrapped in bacon and oven-baked. Makes a perfect dish for a special dinner or when you want to impress guests.
Find the recipe here: The Healthy Foodie
6. Butter Chicken
The classic Indian butter chicken given a Paleo make-over. This recipe uses chicken thigh fillets combined with an aromatic sauce made from a combination of traditional Indian spices and is served with cauliflower rice. Try adding some vegetables as per Pete’s suggestion.
Find the recipe here: Pete Evans
7. Coconut Lime Chicken
This quick and easy Thai-style dish is made with fresh and dried chilli, lime juice and coconut milk. I prefer using coconut cream instead of coconut milk for a slightly thicker sauce. Serve with cauliflower rice to soak up the delicious sauce. Paleo and Whole30 approved.
Find the recipe here: A Saucy Kitchen
8. Paleo Chicken Pot Pie
Who doesn’t love a pot pie? It’s classic comfort food, especially as the weather gets cooler. The crust of this egg fee and gluten free chicken pot pie is made with almond and tapioca flours and the filling has chicken breasts, onion, carrots and broccoli.
Find the recipe here: Life Made Full
9. Paleo Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry
Stir-fries are healthy as well as being quick and easy to prepare. This recipe uses Paleo-approved ingredients such as coconut aminos and aged balsamic vinegar in the sauce. Garlic, fresh ginger, green onions and broccoli are sautéed with sliced chicken fillets then combined with the sauce. If you eat them, cashews are a nice addition to this dish. Keto, Paleo and Whole 30 approved.
Find the recipe here: I Heart Umami
10. Paleo Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore
This Paleo chicken cacciatore is a slow cooked version of the classic Italian dish. Chicken, onion, garlic, tomatoes, mushrooms and herbs are mixed together and cooked for four to six hours. Serve on its own or with zucchini noodles.
Find the recipe here: Paleo Hacks
11. Classic Chicken & Vegetable Soup
A simple, quick and easy soup packed with healthy vegetables. The recipe uses onion, garlic, carrots, celery, green beans, chicken and herbs, however feel free to add or substitute other vegetables according to availability and preference. Paleo, Whole30 and low carb friendly.
Find the recipe here: DetoxInista
12. Whole30 Rosemary Chicken Salad
This light and creamy Whole30 chicken salad is made with fresh rosemary and homemade mayonnaise. In addition to the seasoning, you can add a crunchy veggie, nuts, fruit or dried fruit. It can be made ahead and makes a perfect lunch dish. It is Paleo, Whole30 and Keto friendly.
Find the recipe here: Tasty Thin