Many meals revolve around chicken. It’s versatile, easy to make, and a safe bet with every family member.
However, grilled chicken breasts can get a little boring when relying on them for a quick dinner time and time again.
Dressing your chicken up with pesto sauce, fresh jalapeno and lime, or even some applesauce brings a whole new yummy dimension to this staple menu item. It’s also easy to pair it with your favorite veggies or some Paleo-friendly bread. Whether you’re looking for a simple weeknight meal or a delicious crowd pleaser, we found 31 chicken breast recipes to upgrade ho-hum poultry.
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1. Creamy Chicken Alfredo
Chicken Alfredo is a quintessential comfort food. Summer squash makes the perfect noodle to pair with these chicken breasts.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Creamy Chicken Alfredo
2. Paleo Chicken Marsala
This dish is loaded with earthy mushrooms and Marsala wine. Fresh parsley also brings the flavors in this dish to another level.
Recipe: Healing Gourmet | Paleo Chicken Marsala
3. Easy Weeknight Lemon Chicken
Here’s a dish that has a healthy serving of vitamin A. Although the ingredients in this may appear to be simple, the aromatic flavors make this dish more complex.
Recipe: Primally Inspired | Easy Weeknight Lemon Chicken
4. Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Chicken Breasts
The bacon and mushrooms in this dish will keep you fuller longer. Pair with a creative broccoli side dish to bring some color to your meal.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Chicken Breasts
5. Jalapeno Lime Chicken
This dish is tart and caliente! It’s an easy dish that packs bold flavors. Pair with some cauliflower rice and your favorite salsa!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Jalapeno Lime Chicken
6. Orange-Coconut Grilled Chicken Breasts
Citrus heightens the flavors of every chicken dish. This recipe has it all when it comes to taste. It’s fresh, sweet, and spicy.
Recipe: Rubies and Radishes | Orange-Coconut Grilled Chicken Breasts
7. Pesto Baked Chicken
This chicken breast recipe only requires six ingredients and 30 minutes to make. Top this yummy meal off with some freshly sliced tomatoes or melted Paleo cheese.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Pesto Baked Chicken
8. Maple and Mustard Glazed Chicken Recipe
A savory glaze always makes for amazing grilled chicken breasts. Fire-roast some veggies to make a tasty side dish.
Recipe: Paleo Newbie | Maple and Mustard Glazed Chicken Recipe
9. Hasselback Chicken
Stuffing chicken breasts with onions and mushrooms makes for some juicy chicken. You can also add some tomatoes and veggie noodles if you want more textures and flavors.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Hasselback Chicken
10. Tuscan Chicken Skillet
This chicken dish tastes like the food served under the Tuscan sun. It’s even better when it’s paired with your favorite glass of red wine.
Recipe: PaleoLeap | Tuscan Chicken Skillet
11. Coconut Lime Chicken
When you’re looking for a creamy chicken dish, this is it. It also boasts the tastes of the islands because of the lime and coconut milk involved.
Recipe: A Saucy Kitchen | Coconut Lime Chicken
12. Moroccan Chicken Skillet
Moroccan meals always bring sweetness and spice to the table, and this dish is no exception. There is also a colorful bed of hearty veggies for these chicken breasts to rest on.
Recipe: Food Faith Fitness | Moroccan Chicken Skillet
13. One-Skillet Chicken and Summer Squash Sauté
This is a great meal for a hot summer night. Summer squash, onions, and garlic are a simple way to make some crowd-pleasing, aromatic flavors.
Recipe: An Edible Mosaic | One-Skillet Chicken and Summer Squash Sauté
14. Mediterranean Chicken
When you’re looking for a quick recipe that has layers of flavor, try this recipe. Mediterranean vegetables and some balsamic vinegar bring a deep flavor you’ll come back to time and time again.
Recipe: Paleo Newbie | Mediterranean Chicken
15. Chicken, Apple, Sweet Potato, and Brussels Sprouts Skillet
Fall flavors are the center of this dish. Sweet potatoes also give this recipe some heartiness when you’re looking to really fill up. Keep some extra Brussels sprout leaves and make chips on the side too!
Recipe: Well Plated | Chicken, Apple, Sweet Potato, and Brussels Sprouts Skillet
16. Paleo Asian Chicken Stir-Fry
Stir-fry dishes are always a quick meal to whip up during the week. The best part is, it’s all made in the same skillet so cleanup is a breeze!
Recipe: Sweet C’s | Paleo Asian Chicken Stir-Fry
17. Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken
Here’s a juicy recipe that boasts the Asian flavors you love. Pair with broccoli, bell pepper, carrots, or any other veggies you enjoy most.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken
18. Crock Pot Italian Chicken and Peppers
Traditional Italian comfort food flavors are what this dish centers around. Cauliflower rice or veggie noodles also bring this dish even more old world charm.
Recipe: Skinny Fitalicious | Crock Pot Italian Chicken and Peppers
19. Slow Cooker Applesauce Chicken
Add a little sweetness to your chicken breasts with this recipe. This is also a dish the kids will enjoy. Crunchy Brussels sprout chips or a bed of greens are the perfect accompaniments for this tasty dish.
Recipe: Strength and Sunshine | Slow Cooker Applesauce Chicken
20. Paleo Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore
It’s earthy and rustic. The mushrooms soak up the yummy tomato sauce and melt in your mouth while the chicken remains juicy and flavorful.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Paleo Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore
21. Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings
Whose favorite part of chicken and dumplings isn’t the dumplings? The creamy broth is slow cooked to perfection, and the dumplings bring some heartiness and satisfaction to the dish.
Recipe: Sweet Potatoes and Social Change | Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings
22. Crock Pot Rosemary Citrus Chicken
Here’s a fresh dish that can be enjoyed all year round. This dish is also great for dinner parties as its complex flavors always prove to be a crowd pleaser.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Crock Pot Rosemary Citrus Chicken
23. Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken
Fresh salsa really plays well with some juicy, slow cooked chicken breasts. Plus, this recipe is full of spices like onion powder, dried oregano, smoked paprika, cumin, and chili powder.
Recipe: Strength and Sunshine | Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken
24. Slow Cooker Chicken and Bacon
Bacon and chicken is a winning combo. This dish is simple but full of flavor. It also works well on some Paleo bread too.
Recipe: Paleo Magazine | Slow Cooker Chicken and Bacon
25. Crock Pot Mexican Chicken Stew
This filling and cozy stew is amazing on a cool night. Add a little hot sauce if you’re looking for some heat, and add some cauliflower rice to ladle your soup over.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Crock Pot Mexican Chicken Stew
26. Paleo Spicy Mustard Crock Pot Chicken
Stone ground mustard and Dijon mustard are the stars in this show. This dish has a bit of a spicy pop but also a hint of sweetness. Eat with fresh spinach or your favorite leafy green.
Recipe: Plaid and Paleo | Paleo Spicy Mustard Crock Pot Chicken
27. The Best Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Soup
Whether you caught a bug or are looking for a serving of comfort, this is the perfect recipe. It’s a soup that’ll make your grandma proud.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | The Best Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Soup
28. Old Fashioned Cabbage Soup
This soup pays homage to old-world Eastern European flavors. If you want an extra layer of flavor, add a little bacon on top when serving.
Recipe: Paleo Leap | Old Fashioned Cabbage Soup
29. Butternut Squash and Chicken Soup
Butternut squash always yields a creamy soup. These fall flavors are a filling soup in the cooler months as well as the warmer times of the year.
Recipe: Perchance to Cook | Butternut Squash and Chicken Soup
30. Chicken Tortilla-less Soup
Although this soup doesn’t have any tortilla chips within it, you can make some warm Paleo tortillas as a yummy side. This dish is great as an easy weeknight dish because the flavors really gel together after you let it rest a day.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Chicken Tortilla-less Soup
31. Coconut Chicken Curry
A creamy curry always warms you up whenever you’re looking to spice up your chicken breasts. These flavors are rich and satisfying and boast all of the best Indian flavors.
Recipe: Paleo Magazine | Coconut Chicken Curry
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