There are few things chicken recipes 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 recipes as boring ever again.
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Jalapeño Lime Chicken
Who ever said that chicken recipes have 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
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
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
Mushroom-Onion Hasselback Chicken Recipe
If you’ve never tried a hasselback dish before, you’re going to love trying this recipe. The main idea is to cut thin slits into the chicken breast, fill it up with herbed mushrooms and onions, and let it cook in a pool of savory broth. Trust us when we say this recipe is packing some serious flavor.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Mushroom-Onion Hasselback Chicken Recipe
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
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
Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore Recipe
Who knew you could make an Italian chicken recipes with rustic tomatoes and mushrooms in your trusty crockpot? Turns out you can! In fact, the two are better partners than shoes and socks – except it tastes much better.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore Recipe
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
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
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
Turmeric Chicken Soup Recipe with Zoodles
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 gut-healing to the Paleo peeps!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Turmeric Chicken Soup Recipe with Zoodles
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
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
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
Coconut-Crusted Chicken Fingers with Honey Dijon Dip
These chicken fingers will make everyone in your family jump for joy. These healthy little morsels will not only fill them up, but also satisfy your any picky eaters palate. Plus, this cozy dish is perfect for afternoon snacks or football Sundays.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Coconut-Crusted Chicken Fingers with Honey Dijon Dip
No-Fail Crockpot Lemon Garlic Chicken
Sink your fork into this zesty slow-cooked lemon chicken for a meal that’s bursting with flavor. Fresh lemons, garlic, and rosemary make it the perfect dinner dish you can pair with roasted veggies or Paleo sangria.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | No-Fail Crockpot Lemon Garlic Chicken
Unfried Chicken Recipe
Looking for a chicken recipe with some serious crunch? Try this unfried chicken recipe made with almond flour, eggs, and seasonings – including paprika, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper. Serve it next to some sweet potatoes au gratin for a complete meal.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Unfried Chicken Recipe
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
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
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
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
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
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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