I love chicken. There’s no other way to say that… I just love it. It tastes incredible, and it also happens to be perfect for anyone who is contious of their food choices – especially those on the Paleo diet. That’s because when compared to red meat, chicken has fewer calories and less saturated fats, but lots of yummy protein. Plus, it’s easier to catch a chicken than a cow, right?
Here are a couple of my favorite Paleo chicken recipes for you to try yourself at home. They’re healthy, paleo-ok, and most importantly, delicious.
Paleo-Ok Baked Chicken
Our first Paleo chicken recipe is probably the simplest. Imagine chicken covered in all of your favorite spices and soaked in an amazing butter mix.
Here’s how to make it.
- 4 – 5 Chicken Breasts Skinless and Boneless
- 2 Large Eggs
- 1 Cp. Almond Flour
- ¼ Cp. Butter
- 3 tbsp. Tapioca Starch
- 1 tsp. Onion Powder
- ½ tsp. Pepper
- 1 ½ tsp. Poultry Seasoning
- 1 tsp. Salt
Step 1) Preheat the oven to 350 °F (170 °C). Then, cut each chicken breast into two equal parts, creating chicken strips.
Step 2) Beat the eggs together until the yolks have dispersed. Place on the side.
Step 3) Place the additional ingredients in another bowl and mix together. This will create your ‘crumb’ mixture.
Step 4) Take the chicken strips and dip into the egg mix, then dip into the ‘crumb’ mix.
Step 5) Place in a baking pan and cook for 30-40 minutes at 350 °F (170 °C). Make sure to check the chicken occasionally to make sure that it doesn’t burn.
Step 6) Eat as soon as possible, and enjoy.
Nut-Free Chicken Schnitzel
Having visited Germany a lot, I love Chicken Schnitzel. It’s just the perfect excuse for eating meat with a little bit of bread. Luckily, I’ve managed to find this incredible Paleo chicken recipe for making some awesome, Nut-Free Chicken Schnitzel. Thanks to Jordie Goth, I’m able to bring this incredible recipe right to you, simply follow the instructions below.
- 4 Chicken Breasts
- 3 Eggs
- 2 Cp. Tapioca Starch
- 3 Cp. Desiccated Coconut
- Vegetable Oil / or another frying substance
Step 1) Cut the chicken breasts into equal sections. Each breast should make about 3 or 4 smaller parts.
Step 2) In a separate bowl, mix together the tapioca starch and the eggs. Beat until mixed together.
Step 3) take the chicken strips and submerge fully into the egg and starch mix. Make sure to cover them completely by moving where you hold them.
Step 4) Move the wet chicken strips and dip them into the coconut, the place on a separate tray.
Step 5) Place oil into a frying pan and then fry until golden or brown (depending on preference).
Step 6) Make sure to eat quickly as the mix will become tough if left to go cold.
Chicken Parmesan (Minus the Grain)
Chicken Parmesan is a favorite of many of my friends. I can’t really blame them, it tastes great. The only problem is the grain you’ll find inside most traditional recipes. Luckily, Katie over at Wellness Mama has put together a grain-free alternative, which we think you’ll find just a delicious as I do.
- 1 2-3 lbs Boneless Chicken Breasts
- 3-4 Large Eggs
- ½ Cp. Coconut Flour
- ½ Cp. Coconut Cream
- Parmesan Cheese
- 1 Jar of Pasta Sauce (check ingredients to make sure to doesn’t break Paleo rules)
- 1/3 Cp. Arrowroot
- Frying Oil
- Garlic Powder
Step 1) Take the chicken breasts and pound them lightly until the meat is very tender.
Step 2) Beat eggs together and combine with your cream substitute. We like Coconut Cream.
Step 3) In a separate bowl, combine Coconut Flour, arrowroot, and spices.
Step 4) First dip the chicken into the Egg mixture, the dip into the spice mix.
Step 5) Slowly lower into a pan filled with your frying oil. Cook until golden or brown all over (depending on preference).
Step 6) If using Cheese, you can place the chicken in a baking dish and cover in the cheese you have selected. Cook until the cheese is melted. Whether or not you should use cheese is another argument, there are paleo diet arguments for both sides.
Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Apples and Cherries
This recipe is very possibly my favorite. Chicken… check. Sugary sweetness… check. The sweet realization that this is a Paleo chicken recipe you can eat… double check. Don’t rush this one, you’ll want to savor the taste for a long time to come.
- 4 Skinless Chicken Breasts
- 12 oz. Apple-Cheery Concentrate
- ½ Cp. Red wine Vinegar
Step 1) Preheat your oven to 500 °F (250 °). Then, in a bowl, mix together the apple-cherry concentrate and red wine vinegar. Then microwave the mix on high for just 20 seconds.
Step 2) Take the chicken breasts and make sure to remove any excess fat or skin. Place inside a large ziplock bag and then pour in the mixture you made in the previous step. Place in the refrigerator for 8 hours to marinate.
Step 3) Whilst waiting, take the apples, cherries, walnuts, and cranberries and chop into small pieces. Then combine the four ingredients to create the stuffing mix.
Step 4) Cut small holes in the side of the marinated chicken breasts and inset equal portions of the stuffing mix into each. If you’re worried you have made holes which are too big, simply tie the chicken breasts up using butchers string.
Step 5) Proceed to cook the chicken breasts at 500 °F (250 °C) for around 2 ½ hours.
Paleo Doesn’t Have to be Boring
Just because you’re eating Paleo, doesn’t mean that you have to give up those taste luxuries you love. With many of the recipes above, you can trade out some of the spices of mixes with ingredients you love and want to be in your diet. Just remember to keep checking what is Paleo-ok and what you should avoid, and you’ll be creating some of the best Paleo Chicken Recipes you can imagine.