15 Paleo Chicken Recipes


Chicken is one of the most common sources of protein when it comes to the paleo diet. Aside from protein, it’s also rich in B vitamins as well as minerals like phosphorus, potassium and zinc. You can even enjoy the different parts of the chicken be it its thighs, legs, wings or breasts.

However, one thing that you need to remember is to get your chicken from the right source. You don’t want to be eating antibiotic-loaded chicken meat. Instead, look for ones that are organic or have been raised in pastured farms. Chicken meat from this type of sources are far healthier from ones that are non-pastured.

Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s talk about how chicken is such a versatile ingredient. There are many ways to cook chicken and this makes it so easy to incorporate in a paleo diet. That said, keep reading for our collection of 15 paleo chicken recipes which you can try at home.

1.  20 Minute Paleo Cashew Chicken

First on our list is a sweet and tangy stir fry from My Natural Family. The bell peppers add some color to this tasty dish while the roasted cashews give it a bit of a crunch.

This Paleo Cashew Chicken recipe only takes 20 minutes to prepare and cook so you can easily make this during busy weeknights. Aside from being paleo-friendly, it’s gluten-free and dairy-free as well.

Check out the recipe here

2.  Korean Style Spicy Chicken

If you enjoy eating Asian cuisine, why not try this Korean Style Spicy Chicken from Eat Drink Paleo? The standard crispy deep-fried chicken that everyone loves is made even better with a Korean-style sauce made with gochujang or some Korean red pepper. You can make it as spicy as you want by adjusting the amount of Korean red pepper powder that you add. For a complete meal, serve this with some cauliflower rice and salad.

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3.  Chicken Pesto Paleo Spaghetti Squash

Let’s face it. Nothing can really match good old spaghetti. However, you can make a healthier, paleo-friendly version using some spaghetti squash. Just check out this recipe from Paleo Running Mama.

Now, we know that spaghetti squash is rich in nutrients, right? Well, add some chicken and pesto to that and you have a scrumptious dish that’s low-carb, paleo-friendly and whole30-friendly.

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4.  Grilled Lemon Chicken Skewers

Arm yourself for barbecue season with this tasty Grilled Lemon Chicken Skewers recipes from Foodie Crush. It’s a simple recipe that only requires basic ingredients like lemons, garlic, olive oil, dried oregano, green onions and, of course, the chicken.

It’s just a matter of marinating your chicken meat and then skewering the ingredients before your grill them for about 10 to 15 minutes.

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5.  Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken

If you don’t want to grill your chicken but still want some barbecue flavor, check out this Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken from Plays Well with Butter. It only requires five ingredients namely coconut oil, red onion, bell peppers, boneless chicken breasts, and your favorite barbecue sauce. In fact, you probably already have all these ingredients on hand. Finally, this dish is very easy to make since it’s your slow cooker that will be doing all the hard work.

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6.  Instant Pot Healthy Lemon Chicken Soup

Warm-up when it’s cold outside with this Instant Pot Healthy Lemon Chicken Soup recipe from The Clean Eating Couple. It’s also a soup that can keep you warm and comfy when you’re feeling sick.

You just need to saute the onion and garlic in some olive oil. Then, you add the rest of the ingredients and let the Instant Pot do its thing. The resulting soup is light, zesty and totally paleo-friendly.

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7.  African-Style Slow Cooker Chicken Stew

If you’re up for some African-style dish, then you need to try this Slow Cooker Chicken Stew from Paleo Leap. It’s a heartwarming bowl of soup that combines chicken with some tomatoes, carrots, tomato sauce, and some herbs.

Plus, you just need to place everything inside your slow cooker, put it on low and everything would be ready in 6 to 8 hours. The stew that you’ll be able to make will have an irresistible taste that you’ll want to have over and over again.

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8.  One-Pot Paleo Asian Chicken Stir Fry

Here, we have another Asian stir fry. Chicken is mixed with some zucchini, bell peppers and pea shoots for the ultimate stir fry that’s low in carbs and suitable for a paleo diet. Since soy sauce is food non grata in the paleolithic diet, coconut aminos is used for flavor.

For this dish, you can also add your twists by adding some green onions, bamboo shoots, water chestnuts or whatever you have on hand. Plus, this only takes a few minutes to make so you have no reason to make it even during a busy weeknight.

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9.  Skillet Chicken Divan

Looking for a classy paleo-friendly recipe that you can bring to your next potluck? Try this Chicken Divan recipe from Popular Paleo.

Since cheese and cream aren’t paleo foods, the author used some pureed cashew as a substitute. It also uses a flaxseed meal for the topping instead of the usually buttered breadcrumbs. Plus, the combination of the chicken and the broccoli makes it extra healthy.

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10.  30-Minute Moroccan Chicken Skillet

We’ve had Asian and African-style recipes so, now let’s try this Moroccan Chicken Skillet. It’s a simple but delicious dish that will give you a ten out of ten rating from your family. Also, aside from being suitable for paleo dieters, it is gluten-free and whole30-compliant.

The chicken is combined with tasty ingredients like cauliflower, carrots, dates, cucumber, and pistachios. It is then flavored with cumin, cinnamon, paprika and allspice.

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11.  Lemon and Artichoke Chicken

Showcase the taste of summer by adding ingredients like caper and lemon to your artichokes and chicken in this recipe from Paleo Foodie Kitchen. This is an easy dish to make which is a good thing since you’re probably already exhausted from your outdoor activities. It only takes 5 minutes to prepare and the rest will be up to your trusty oven.

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12.  Paleo Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore

Next up, we’re going Italian with our main ingredient in this Paleo Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore recipe from Paleo Hacks. Now, there are a lot of chicken cacciatore recipes out there but what sets this apart from other recipes is its simplicity. It only requires a few ingredients and it won’t even take too much of your time to make. This is a crockpot version so you basically just put everything in it to come home to a comforting meal.

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13.  Teriyaki Chicken

We’ve already mentioned different types of cuisines in our paleo chicken recipe list. But, this time we have this very yummy Japanese chicken teriyaki dish from Primal Palate. It’s another crockpot recipe so all you have to do is prepare the ingredients and you can come back to a satisfying meal after a few hours.

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14.  Paleo Chicken Marsala

This Paleo Chicken Marsala from Healing Gourmet is another chicken dish that deserves a spot on our list. It’s also a low-carb and gluten-free recipe that you can either cook using your stovetop or your Instant Pot. Finally, serve this delicious dish with some cauliflower rice and spinach side dish for a balanced meal.

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15.  Jamaican-Style Brown Chicken Stew

Lastly, you need to experience the goodness of this Jamaican-style Brown Chicken Stew from Paleo Leap. It’s a must-try for you if you’re partial to strong, spicy flavors that this dish has in abundance thanks to ingredients like some hot pepper, paprika, thyme and allspice. However, if you can’t handle the heat, you can always adjust the amount of the peppers and it’ll still be a tasty dish.

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There you have it for our list of paleo chicken recipes. Now, I know that these are all delightful dishes but I’m sure you have your favorites. Which of these recipes will you be trying out at home? Make sure to let us know. Have fun cooking!

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