There are few things chicken can’t pair with. Whether you choose to go the sweet, savory, or tangy route—chicken will hold up to the challenge.
Unfortunately, many people tend to get stagnant with their poultry preparations. Perhaps we take for granted just how versatile this meat really is, or maybe we just feel safe with the recipes we’ve made over and over again. But instead of turning to your tried and true recipes, why not expand your culinary chicken knowledge?
Duplicate the flavors of Morocco, utilize the produce found in the sunny Mediterranean, give your taste buds a zap of heat, and make that cast iron skillet earn its place in your pantry! Gather your friends, family, or make a special dinner for one on a night in. Either way, you’ll never label chicken as a boring meat to cook with ever again.
Skillet Chicken Recipes
1. Jalapeño Lime Chicken
Who ever said that chicken has to be bland? Spice up your poultry with some lime juice, red pepper flakes, jalapeños, and be prepared to experience some tingling taste buds.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Jalapeño Lime Chicken
2. Tuscan Chicken Skillet
If you have a taste for tomatoes, then you are going to love this Tuscan-inspired dish. Sun-roasted and fire-roasted tomatoes come together to make this dish taste like a day in the Italian sun.
Recipe: PaleoLeap | Tuscan Chicken Skillet
3. Paleo Asian Chicken Stir Fry
An Asian stir-fry is always a good decision—unless soy sauce is involved. That small amount of unwanted gluten makes this dish unpalatable to the Paleo crowd. This recipe works around that soy sauce while still packing some flavor-packed goodness.
Recipe: Sweet C’s Designs | Paleo Asian Chicken Stir Fry
4. Mediterranean Chicken
Chicken and veggies are a healthy way to celebrate dinnertime. To top it off, this recipe also boasts an easy prep so you can get a quick, simple, and tasty meal with a ton of nutrients to go along with it. Even though you’re not in Rome, it’s definitely beneficial to dine like they do!
Recipe: Paleo Newbie | Mediterranean Chicken
5. Chicken Divan
Cream is a problem in the Paleo world. Good thing this recipe for Chicken Divan mimics cream by use of cashews! It is still as silky as the original.
Recipe: Popular Paleo | Chicken Divan
6. Moroccan Chicken Skillet
Taking a trip to Morocco doesn’t have to cost you a plane ticket. All you have to buy is the ingredients for a chicken skillet that will make a Moroccan proud. Freshly squeezed orange juice, cinnamon, paprika, allspice, dates, and pistachios will take you straight to a Moroccan bazaar.
Recipe: Food Faith Fitness | Moroccan Chicken Skillet
7. Roasted Chicken
Who knew that you could make a whole roasted chicken in your trusty cast iron skillet? Turns out you can! In fact, the two are better partners than shoes and socks—but it tastes a lot better.
Recipe: Life, in Recipes | Roasted Chicken
8. Lemon and Artichoke Chicken
Yes, this lemony, artichoke-infused chicken makes a larger than life Paleo meal. It’s almost too good to be true, but this dish is the perfect partner on a cool night with a side of Netflix, if you ask me.
Recipe: Paleo Foodie Kitchen | Lemon and Artichoke Chicken
9. Creamy Chicken Alfredo
Just because you can’t eat flour-based noodles doesn’t mean you have to forego Chicken Alfredo! Make some fresh zucchini noodles with a Paleo-friendly Alfredo sauce, and you won’t even miss the original version.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Creamy Chicken Alfredo
10. Easy Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry
Broccoli and chicken are a sure-fry way to make a stir-fry amazing. Add some freshly grated ginger, low-sodium tamari, sesame seeds, and bell peppers to the mix, and you are in for a treat!
Recipe: Ultimate Paleo Guide | Easy Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry
Soups and Stews
11. Paleo Chicken Noodle Soup
Chicken noodle soup is an American classic that Paleo folks usually have to sit out. This version is not only full of flavor, but it’s also friendly to the Paleo peeps!
Recipe: Coconut Mama | Paleo Chicken Noodle Soup
12. Coconut Chicken Curry
The coconut in this dish makes it a creamy dream come true. Not to mention that the aromatic veggies involved mix in a fresh flavor and keep the dish from being too rich.
Recipe: Paleo Flouish Magazine | Coconut Chicken Curry
13. Zesty Chicken Chile Verde Soup
This green soup gets its color from the tomatillos, cilantro, and jalapeños that are added to the party. Sure, the limes might not add their green color per se, but their sour kick is absolutely known in this recipe. Talk about a green machine!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Zesty Chicken Chile Verde Soup
14. Chicken Tortilla-less Soup
This tortilla-less soup is a great take on a classic dish. Bonus: The crock-pot does all the work!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Chicken Tortilla-less Soup
15. Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings
These dumplings will even make your grandma proud. These healthy little morsels will not only fill you up, but they will also satisfy your palate. This cozy dish is just what the cold weather months are begging for.
Recipe: Sweet Potatoes & Social Change | Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings
16. Chicken Pot Pie
Sinking your fork into a rich chicken pot pie is possible for the Paleo community, courtesy of almond flour, bone broth, and coconut milk. Slice up some fresh veggies and boneless, skinless chicken breasts, then load on up.
Recipe: Kerri Chronicles | Chicken Pot Pie
17. Crock Pot Rosemary Citrus Chicken
These flavors are fresh, bright, and savory, to say the least. Try serving this chicken up with some sweet potatoes au gratin.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Crock Pot Rosemary Citrus Chicken
18. Teriyaki Chicken
Teriyaki equals added sugar. Loads of it. Never fear—there is a Paleo version for this sweet dish, and it only takes 10 minutes of prep before it takes the plunge into your crock pot. Easy.
Recipe: Primal Palate | Teriyaki Chicken
19. Chicken and Waffles
Chicken and waffles? More like gluten and sugar, right? Wrong! This version is nothing but Paleo-friendly goodness. It’s everything the original meal offers, with a lot less guilt.
Recipe: Bravo for Paleo | Chicken and Waffles
20. Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Chicken Breast
Bacon wrapped chicken. Repeat that without drooling, if you can. The bacon brings out the tenderness and juices of the meat, and the sautéed mushrooms wrapped inside soak in the excess flavor that tries to run away from the meat.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Chicken Breast
21. Baked Popcorn Chicken
This version of popcorn chicken is baked—not fried. This makes this recipe a much healthier option from the get-go. Choose your favorite Paleo condiment, and you are good to go!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Baked Popcorn Chicken
22. Paleo Chicken Marsala
Mushrooms in a dry red wine sauce are divine! Add an extra layer of flavor with some chicken broth and you have a complex sauce that you’ll never want to finish. Did I mention that thyme and parsley invited to this saucy party too? Yum.
Recipe: Healing Gourmet | Paleo Chicken Marsala
23. Pesto Baked Chicken
Pesto is always an easy condiment to make, but the cheese involved spoils the recipe for the Paleo community. Here’s the thing, you don’t need it to make a delicious pesto. Remove this roadblock and let the basil, pine nuts, and garlic run the show! You can even serve it on a Paleo cauliflower crust pizza.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Pesto Baked Chicken
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