10 Easy Chicken Paleo Friendly Dinner Ideas

 

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1. Chipotle Lime Grilled Chicken

Lime-Grilled-Chicken Recipe

Photo credit: alldayidreamaboutfood.com

(Serves 6)

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup grapeseed oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp freshly grated lime zest
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp chipotle powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 3 lbs bone-in, skin-on chicken parts (drumsticks, thighs or breasts)
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2. Easy One-Pan Eggplant Chicken Dinner

Eggplant Chicken Recipe

Photo Credit: lexiscleankitchen.com

(Makes 2)

Ingredients

  • 1 medium-sized eggplant, cubed
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 cups fresh organic spinach
  • 1 lb. organic boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 15 oz. can organic diced tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil, more as desired
  • 1/2 tsp ground garlic

Himalayan sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
Optional: 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

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3. Slow Cooker Chicken Chile Verde

Slow-Cooker-Chicken-Chile-Verde Recipe

Photo credit: tasty-yummies.com

Ingredients

  • 1 and 1/2 lbs fresh tomatillos
  • 6 whole garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 jalapeños, stems removed and deseeded (for extra heat use serranos instead)
  • juice and zest from 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon cumin powder
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
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4. Paleo Chicken Nuggets

Photo credit: thedomesticman.com

(Serves 4)

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs (1 kilogram) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup dill pickle juice
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot starch or tapioca starch
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup lard or refined coconut oil, more if needed
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5. Paleo Chicken Burgers

Paleo-chicken-burgers Recipe

Photo credit: whiskingit.com

(Serves 4)

Ingredients

  • 500 gr ground chicken (can get free range minced chicken from Pick ‘n Pay)
  • 1 avocado chopped into small pieces
  • 50 gr sundried tomatoes
  • salt, basil, oregano, paprika
  • 1 egg
  • 1 sweet potato (extra large one – try to get one that is fairly evenly cylindrically shaped)
  • 2 eggplants
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6. Paleo Roast Chicken Ratatouille

chicken-ratatouille-paleo-recipe

Photo Credit: andrewzimmern.com

(Serves: 4)

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 8 skin-on, bone-in pieces of chicken
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt

Ratatouille

  • 1/2 medium eggplant (6 ounces), diced (2 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more for seasoning
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium zucchini, diced
  • 1 medium yellow squash, diced
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 3 tablespoons sliced garlic
  • 2 basil sprigs
  • 3 oregano sprigs
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 3 tomatoes (3/4 pound), diced (2 cups)
  • 1 cup tomato puree
  • Freshly ground pepper
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7. Easy Paleo Chicken Salad Boats

Paleo-Chicken-Salad-Recipe

Photo credit: foodrenegade.com

(Serves: 4)

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cooked chicken, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 2 green onions, diced
  • 1/4 cup red onions, diced
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh sage, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, minced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 3/4 to 1 cup homemade mayonnaise
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 to 5 heads of Belgian endives
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8. Yummy Lemon and Herb Chicken Roast

Photo credit: paleocupboard.com

(Serves: 4)

Ingredients

  • 8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 2 lemons
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. bacon fat/lard or tallow
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 Tbsp. ground mustard
  • 3/4 cup minced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable stock
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
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9. Paleo Creole Chicken with Cauliflower Rice

Photo credit: http://andrewzimmern.com/

(Serves: 4)

Ingredients

Creole Chicken

  • 2 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dry oregano
  • 1 large pinch saffron
  • 1 minced onions
  • 1 green bell pepper, minced
  • 2 ribs minced celery
  • 3 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 2 fresh bay leaves
  • 4 anchovies
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 8 ounces canned crushed tomatoes
  • 8 ounces Andouille sausage (sugar-free; sub chicken andouille if necessary)
  • 4 ounces chicken stock, plus 1/4 cup
  • 1/4 cup minced cilantro
  • 1/4 cup minced parsley
  • Juice of 1 lime and its zest

Coconut Cauliflower Rice

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 2 jalapenos, minced
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 4 tablespoons raisins
  • 4 tablespoons crushed pistachios or almonds
  • 1 bay leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
  • 3 tablespoons clarified butter (ghee)
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10. Thai Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Photo Credit: http://paleomg.com/

(Serves: 3)

Ingredients

  • 3 medium, round sweet potatoes or yams
  • ½ cup canned full fat coconut milk
  • ¼ cup smooth almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos or gluten free soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce (or sriracha)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • pinch of salt
  • couple tablespoons of oil, to grease the pan (coconut oil, etc.)
  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken (I used rotisserie chicken)
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • small handful of cilantro, roughly chopped
  • handful of chopped roasted cashews
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