12 Easy Paleo Chicken Recipes That Will Bring Them Back for Seconds


You can end your search because the best Paleo chicken recipes are right here! Whether you're craving chicken breasts or thighs or even chicken meatballs, you'll find a recipe that will make your taste buds happy. These easy Paleo chicken recipes can fit into any schedule, too—we've got Instant Pot chicken recipes, slow cooker options, classic skillet recipes, and tasty baked chicken.

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Pressure Cooker Honey-Orange Chicken with Zucchini

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Jason Donnelly

With this meal added to your collection of Paleo chicken recipes, you'll always have a quick, healthy dinner at your fingertips. This Instant Pot recipe doesn't need much prep (just 15 minutes) and pressure-cooks quickly. In less time than it'll take you to watch an episode of your favorite TV show, you'll have Paleo chicken thighs with a side of zucchini on the table and ready to eat.

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Butternut Coconut Rice with Thai Seasoned Chicken

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When the leaves start to turn, take a break from cauliflower rice and turn butternut squash cubes into rice instead. It takes only a few pulses in your food processor, and cooking it in coconut milk makes it fit right in on this Thai-inspired plate. If you want to save time while making this Paleo chicken breast recipe, you can look for riced butternut squash already packaged at the grocery store.

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Paleo Chicken and Avocado Lettuce Wraps


Transform an ordinary wrap into a Paleo chicken recipe with just a few sneaky swaps. Instead of adding a dollop of sour cream, spoon on homemade Paleo cashew cream, and support the chicken, avocado, and grape tomato filling with a romaine lettuce leaf instead of a tortilla.

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Chicken and Asparagus Skillet Supper

Chicken and Asparagus Skillet Supper

The summer squash and asparagus for this Paleo recipe are so easy to make that you may end up serving them regularly as a side dish for other entrées. Microwaving the veggies for just a few minutes gets the veggies crisp-tender (even quicker than skillet-cooking). The snappy veggies are the perfect pairing for succulent Paleo chicken thighs with bacon.

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Smoky Paprika Garlic Chicken

Smoky Paprika Garlic Chicken

This Paleo chicken breast recipe gets a lot of flavor from a simple marinade made with smoked paprika, fresh mint leaves, and plenty of garlic. Brushing on the leftover marinade as it cooks ensures it stays nice and juicy on the grill. If you've got space on the grill, toss a few veggies alongside the chicken for a great side dish.

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Paleo Chicken Meatball Noodle Bowl

Andy Lyons

When you're craving Asian takeout, turn to this tasty Paleo ground chicken recipe. Though noodle bowls and popular Asian sauces aren't usually included in Paleo guidelines, this recipe uses parsnip noodles and fresh ingredients like ginger, cilantro, and Fresno chile peppers instead of traditional soy sauce and other off-limits ingredients. We gave this Paleo noodle bowl plenty of Asian flavor without bending any rules.

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Pressure Cooker Indian-Spiced Chicken

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Jason Donnelly

This recipe proves that you don't need to spend hours on a dish to develop bold flavors. The Paleo Instant Pot chicken recipe pressure-cooks in just 5 minutes, but each bite is brimming with the flavors of curry powder, cayenne pepper, and light coconut milk. Make sure you include a side of cauliflower rice to help soak up all the extra sauce—you won't want to waste a drop.

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Chicken with Summer Squash


Do you have 25 minutes to spare? Then you've got enough time to make this Paleo chicken recipe with a side of summer squash and grape tomatoes. The trick is to start with a purchased roasted chicken, then dress it up by skillet-cooking for just a few minutes with squash, tomatoes, and garlic. It's a sneaky way to serve up a Paleo chicken dinner that tastes homemade, minus the work of roasting a whole chicken.

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Pressure Cooker Moroccan Apricot Chicken

Pressure Cooker Moroccan Apricot Chicken

When you need a big meal for a crowd fast, turn to this easy Paleo pressure cooker recipe. This dinner featuring butternut squash, Kalamata olives, and chicken thighs comes together in less than 30 minutes and serves eight. That's enough to pack the leftovers for lunch tomorrow, and trust us—the Moroccan spices flavoring this dish will make it a lot tastier than your usual desk lunch.

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Green Onion Chicken

Green Onion Chicken and Melted Tomatoes

This grilled chicken recipe is simple but oh, so tasty. Green onions, olive oil, and a little salt and pepper are all you need to make these Paleo chicken legs into a lovely dinner. Serve up the portions with your favorite side of veggies to complete the meal.

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Classic Roasted Chicken

Classic Roasted Chicken

When you want something a little more special for dinner, turn to this Paleo chicken recipe. It's a whole chicken—and that seems darn fancy to us! Seasoned with a blend of fresh herbs and roasted until it's golden brown and unbelievably tasty, this Paleo chicken isn't your usual weeknight dinner. Roast a few healthy veggies at the same time for an easy side.

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Coconut-Chicken Curry Stew

Coconut-Curry Chicken Stew

This Paleo chicken thigh recipe is perfect for a cozy winter night. It simmers in your slow cooker all day, so you can chase off the chill with a warm bowl of stew as soon as you get home. Plus, a spoonful of curry powder gives it a hint of spice, warming you up from the inside out.

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