What’s Inside: Chicken is a crowd-pleasing staple for healthy cooking, especially when complying with AIP and Paleo diets for a quick animal protein. This post includes a roundup of Easy AIP Paleo Chicken Recipes using various cuts of the yardbird, including breasts, thighs, and wings!
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My Favorite Chicken Recipes
I’ve rounded up 10+ of my favorite Easy AIP Paleo chicken Recipes here for you all in one place. I hope you use this as a guide for lick-your-plate-good chicken recipes the whole family will love, as well as chicken dishes that are healthy and nutritious for your unique dietary needs. Whether it’s chicken thighs, chicken breasts, chicken wings, or ground chicken you’re craving, they’re all here!
Follow each recipe to learn how to make easy and delicious AIP and Paleo chicken at home. Enjoy!
When it comes to party food, few dishes are more classic or delicious than crispy chicken wings. I knew I had to find a way to enjoy these while sticking to my AIP/Paleo lifestyle! Thus these Paleo Crispy Baked Chicken Wings were born. And the best part? They don’t use any baking powder! This is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser!
Whether they’re bone-in with the skin on or boneless and skinless, chicken thighs often get a bad wrap. But when cooked properly, like roasting them in the oven until crispy, they’re a delicious and affordable alternative to more standard light meat chicken like breasts. If you’re looking for dense chicken flavor and juicy meat, this is it!
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Chicken breasts are a lot of families’ go-to lean protein, and for good reason! They’re easy to find, fairly cheap, and extremely versatile. They pair well with pretty much anything! Perfect for sauteing, baking, pan-frying, or using in a soup. You can’t go wrong with juicy, tender chicken breasts!
Ground chicken tends to be lean (less fat) than other types of ground meat so adding more flavor by way of dried and fresh herbs is a must! I used it to make this fan-favorite recipe, a delicious and comforting Chicken Florentine Bone Broth Soup and Ground Chicken Taco Salad, but it’s also good in other easy AIP Paleo chicken recipes like egg roll skillet, in spaghetti, or as meatballs, sausage, and patties!
Bone broth is a trendy superfood that has gained in popularity in recent years, and for good reason! When made with high-quality ingredients, it’s a powerhouse of nutrients that makes for the perfect soup base or warm beverage for sipping. (Especially for breakfast!)
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Looking for more roundups? If you enjoyed these Easy AIP Paleo Chicken Recipes, try my other essential healthy recipe guides:
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- Paleo BBQ Menu (Whole30 and AIP-friendly)
- Best Grain Alternatives (Grain-free Products and Recipes)
- Favorite Spa Water Flavors + How to Stay Hydrated
- 8+ Healthy Caffeine-Free Drinks
10+ Easy AIP Paleo Chicken Recipes: Paleo Crispy Baked Chicken Wings (no baking powder)
FOR THE CHICKEN WINGS
- 1.5-2 lbs chicken wings
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil or olive oil spray
FOR THE HONEY-GARLIC SAUCE
- 1/2 Tbsp garlic powder
- 1/2 Tbsp garlic flakes can also just use all garlic powder, 1 Tbsp total
- 1 bunch scallions chopped and divided
- 2 Tbsp raw honey
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
FOR THE LEMON-YOGURT DIP
- 1/4 cup coconut yogurt for dairy-free or Greek yogurt
- 1 small lemon juice and zest
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- Preheat the oven to 425f degrees (use the convection setting if you have it for slightly speedier cooking), arrange a rack in the middle of the oven, and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and a wire rack on top.
- Rub the wire rack (or spray) with ½ the olive oil and add the chicken wings flat-side (or skin-side) down. Season with the rest of the olive oil and sea salt.
- Bake in the oven for approx. 45-50 minutes, flipping the wings halfway through. As the skin cooks and crisps, it will release drippings which may cause some smoke in the house, so have your windows open and fan turned on (it’s worth it, trust me). Trim off any burned wing ends if you have them.
- Meanwhile, mix all ingredients including ½ of the chopped scallions for the honey-garlic sauce in a large mixing bowl and toss cooked chicken in the sauce until well coated right out of the oven and let sit.
- Next, mix up the yogurt dip in a serving bowl.
- Serve chicken wings with the yogurt dip, and garnish with more chopped scallions. Optionally serve on a crudités board with your favorite chopped raw vegetables.