4 Paleo Chicken Recipes Which Will Make Your Mouth Water

I love chicken. There’s no other way to say that… I just love it. It tastes incredible, and it also happens to be perfect for anyone who is conscious of their food choices – especially those on the Paleo diet. That’s because when compared to red meat, chicken has fewer calories and less saturated fats, but lots of yummy protein. Plus, it’s easier to catch a chicken than a cow, right?

Christmas chicken

Here are a couple of my favorite Paleo chicken recipes for you to try yourself at home. They’re healthy, paleo-ok, and most importantly, delicious. This recipe has been inspired by one one of my best paleo diet books for beginners!

Paleo-Ok Baked Chicken

Our first Paleo chicken recipe is probably the simplest. Imagine chicken covered in all of your favorite spices and soaked in an amazing butter mix.

paleo chicken

Here’s how to make it.

Ingredients:

  • 4 – 5 Chicken Breasts Skinless and Boneless
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 Cp. Almond Flour
  • ¼ Cp. Butter
  • 3 tbsp. Tapioca Starch
  • 1 tsp. Onion Powder
  • ½ tsp. Pepper
  • 1 ½ tsp. Poultry Seasoning
  • 1 tsp. Salt

Method:

Step 1) Preheat the oven to 350 °F (170 °C). Then, cut each chicken breast into two equal parts, creating chicken strips.

Step 2) Beat the eggs together until the yolks have dispersed. Place on the side.

Step 3) Place the additional ingredients in another bowl and mix together. This will create your ‘crumb’ mixture.

Step 4) Take the chicken strips and dip into the egg mix, then dip into the ‘crumb’ mix.

Step 5) Place in a baking pan and cook for 30-40 minutes at 350 °F (170 °C). Make sure to check the chicken occasionally to make sure that it doesn’t burn.

Step 6) Eat as soon as possible, and enjoy.

Nut-Free Chicken Schnitzel

Having visited Germany a lot, I love Chicken Schnitzel. It’s just the perfect excuse for eating meat with a little bit of bread. Luckily, I’ve managed to find this incredible Paleo chicken recipe for making some awesome, Nut-Free Chicken Schnitzel. Thanks to Jordie Goth, I’m able to bring this incredible recipe right to you, simply follow the instructions below.

chicken dish

Ingredients:

  • 4 Chicken Breasts
  • 3 Eggs
  • 2 Cp. Tapioca Starch
  • 3 Cp. Desiccated Coconut
  • Vegetable Oil / or another frying substance

Method:

Step 1) Cut the chicken breasts into equal sections. Each breast should make about 3 or 4 smaller parts.

Step 2) In a separate bowl, mix together the tapioca starch and the eggs. Beat until mixed together.

Step 3) take the chicken strips and submerge fully into the egg and starch mix. Make sure to cover them completely by moving where you hold them.

Step 4) Move the wet chicken strips and dip them into the coconut, the place on a separate tray.

Step 5) Place oil into a frying pan and then fry until golden or brown (depending on preference).

Step 6) Make sure to eat quickly as the mix will become tough if left to go cold.

Chicken Parmesan (Minus the Grain)

Chicken Parmesan is a favorite of many of my friends. I can’t really blame them, it tastes great. The only problem is the grain you’ll find inside most traditional recipes. Luckily, Katie over at Wellness Mama has put together a grain-free alternative, which we think you’ll find just a delicious as I do.

chicken dish

Ingredients:

  • 1 2-3 lbs Boneless Chicken Breasts
  • 3-4 Large Eggs
  • ½ Cp. Coconut Flour
  • ½ Cp. Coconut Cream
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 Jar of Pasta Sauce (check ingredients to make sure to doesn’t break Paleo rules)
  • 1/3 Cp. Arrowroot
  • Frying Oil
  • Garlic Powder
  • Salt
  • Basil

Method:

Step 1) Take the chicken breasts and pound them lightly until the meat is very tender.

Step 2) Beat eggs together and combine with your cream substitute. We like Coconut Cream.

Step 3) In a separate bowl, combine Coconut Flour, arrowroot, and spices.

Step 4) First dip the chicken into the Egg mixture, the dip into the spice mix.

Step 5) Slowly lower into a pan filled with your frying oil. Cook until golden or brown all over (depending on preference).

Step 6) If using Cheese, you can place the chicken in a baking dish and cover in the cheese you have selected. Cook until the cheese is melted. Whether or not you should use cheese is another argument, there are paleo diet arguments for both sides.

Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Apples and Cherries

This recipe is very possibly my favorite. Chicken… check. Sugary sweetness… check. The sweet realization that this is a Paleo chicken recipe you can eat… double check. Don’t rush this one, you’ll want to savor the taste for a long time to come.

grilled chicken

Ingredients:

  • 4 Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 12 oz. Apple-Cheery Concentrate
  • ½ Cp. Red wine Vinegar
  • Apples
  • Cherries
  • Walnuts
  • Cranberries

Method:

Step 1) Preheat your oven to 500 °F (250 °). Then, in a bowl, mix together the apple-cherry concentrate and red wine vinegar. Then microwave the mix on high for just 20 seconds.

Step 2) Take the chicken breasts and make sure to remove any excess fat or skin. Place inside a large ziplock bag and then pour in the mixture you made in the previous step. Place in the refrigerator for 8 hours to marinate.

Step 3) Whilst waiting, take the apples, cherries, walnuts, and cranberries and chop into small pieces. Then combine the four ingredients to create the stuffing mix.

Step 4) Cut small holes in the side of the marinated chicken breasts and inset equal portions of the stuffing mix into each. If you’re worried you have made holes which are too big, simply tie the chicken breasts up using butchers string.

Step 5) Proceed to cook the chicken breasts at 500 °F (250 °C) for around 2 ½ hours.

Paleo Doesn’t Have to be Boring

Just because you’re eating Paleo, doesn’t mean that you have to give up those taste luxuries you love. With many of the recipes above, you can trade out some of the spices of mixes with ingredients you love and want to be in your diet. Just remember to keep checking what is Paleo-ok and what you should avoid, and you’ll be creating some of the best Paleo Chicken Recipes you can imagine.

Looking for more Paleo food inspiration? As a Paleo enthusiast, I was on the hunt to find the Best Paleo Cookbook. The market offers a great variety, and I had a look at some of the Best Paleo Diet Books I could put my hands on. If you are a Paleo beginner, you might be interested in my review of the Best Paleo Diet Books for Beginners. I hope you will find this information helpful and you will find the Best Paleo Book for you!

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40 thoughts on “4 Paleo Chicken Recipes Which Will Make Your Mouth Water”

  1. These look so delicious! I cook a lot of chicken and am always looking for something new to do with it! So thanks for the recipes!

  2. I love chicken, too! It’s such an easy meal, and there are so many awesome ways to prepare it. Thanks for the unique ideas here, Agness! 🙂

  3. My mouth is legit watering right now!!!! The hubbers and I eat a ton of chicken so we’re in need of new ways to season and cook it. I can’t wait to try the chicken schnitzel!

  4. heather (delicious not gorgeous)

    awesome chicken ideas! especially that last one; i love adding fruit to meals, and that one sounds so cozy and tasty (:

  5. I love chicken too and I could not say, which of these recipes I like best, they all look amazing. I have never done anything with tapioca starch, I suppose for non-paleo it can be replaced with regular starch?

  6. i never gave much thought to the paleo diet, but these recipes look DELICIOUS! you’re certainly not sacrificing any flavor! great post. 🙂

  7. Cathy | ShePaused4Thought

    That Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Apples and Cherries recipe looks fantastic. I can’t wait to try it.

  8. Alida @My Little Italian Kitchen

    Gorgeous recipe indeed. I love chicken too, easy healthy and so tasty. I wish you a fab new year!

  9. All of these look delicious! I’m especially drawn to the Chicken Parmesan, but then the apple and cherry stuffed chicken breasts also got my mouth watering. Happy New Year!

  10. Baked chicken with almond flour on it- that sounds bomb! I wish I could do nuts but I could try with coconut flour or tapioca or something! I want the extra crunchy skin!!!

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