12+ Easy AIP Paleo Chicken Recipes

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!

crispy chicken wings without baking powder

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!


Chicken Wings

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!

Paleo Crispy Baked Chicken Wings (No Baking Powder, AIP)
5 from 17 votes
crispy chicken wings without baking powder
The secret to crispy baked chicken wings without baking powder is using a wire rack on your baking or “cookie” sheet for 360-degree airflow in your oven! Even better if you can use a convection setting on your oven. Add your sauce after cooking and level up your serving game with a beautiful platter of crudités and dipping sauce! This is a major crowd-pleasing appetizer or meal.
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Chicken Thighs

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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Crispy Roasted Chicken Thighs
3.67 from 6 votes
Crispy Chicken Thighs via Food by Mars (paleo, keto, AIP, Whole30)
One of my favorite go-to, no-fuss, delicious chicken recipes! It’s gluten-free, paleo, AIP, Whole30 – you name it. Just chicken and your favorite spices.
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Chicken Breasts

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!

One Pan Chicken and Veggies with Bacon
4.91 from 11 votes
One Pan Chicken and Veggies with Bacon Recipe via Food by Mars (Whole30, Paleo)
Easy, flavorful, and great for any weeknight meal, this one-pan skillet meal will be a new favorite! The addition of savory bacon mixed with sweet squash and crispy chicken and brussels sprouts is both comforting and bursting with flavor.
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Balsamic Roasted Strawberry Chicken (AIP, Paleo, Whole30)
4.37 from 19 votes
Decadent, sweet strawberries and basil form a delicious glaze over simply grilled chicken breast. This dish is light, summery, and packed with flavor! (Whole30, Paleo, AIP)
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Baked Chicken Tenders with Peachy Dipping Sauce
4.5 from 6 votes
baked chicken tenders via Food by Mars (paleo, AIP)
 (Paleo, AIP, Nut-free, egg-free, dairy-free)
These tender but crispy baked chicken tenders will be a staple for you that everyone in the house can enjoy! Great for meal-prep or eating right out of the oven.
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Crispy Sesame Chicken with Cauli Rice (Paleo)
4.54 from 15 votes
Paleo Crispy Sesame Chicken with Cauli Rice via Food by Mars
You won't miss the SOY or MSG in this delicious spin on Paleo sesame chicken. The sauce packs a ton of flavor, the crispy chicken has perfect texture, and the cauliflower rice comes together in just minutes. 
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30-Min Greek Instant Pot Chicken Stew (Paleo, AIP, Whole30)
5 from 6 votes
Instant Pot Greek Chicken Stew with Mashed Cauliflower (Paleo, AIP, Whole30, low-carb)
A delicous, quick Instant Pot Chicken Stew with Greek "stifado" flavors in a rich tomato-cinnamon sauce! It's also eeasy to make AIP-friendly and cook on your stovetop instead if you wish.
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Orange Chicken with Broccoli Rice
4.88 from 16 votes
paleo, gluten-free orange chicken with broccoli rice
This 30-minute gluten-free Orange Chicken and broccoli rice is the ultimate “fakeout” meal you can feel good about since it’s low-carb, Paleo, AIP, and Whole30-friendly!
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Instant Pot Chicken Chili Verde
5 from 7 votes
chicken chili verde via Food by Mars (paleo, whole30, instant pot)
Cozy up to this super easy and flavorful meal you will love! Serve over cauliflower rice, greens, or whatever you’d like. (Paleo, Whole30, Gluten-free, Grain-free, AIP-options)
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Tropical Chicken Salad (Paleo, AIP)
5 from 2 votes
Tropical Chicken Salad (Paleo, AIP, Whole30) via Food by Mars
Tropical flavors with shredded, poached chicken swimming in a lime-cilantro vinaigrette! The textures and flavors really come to life and will have you craving salads.
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Ground Chicken

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!

Chicken Florentine Bone Broth Soup (AIP, Paleo, Whole30)
5 from 10 votes
Chicken Florentine Bone Broth Soup (AIP, Paleo) via Food by Mars
This deliciously rich soup made from chicken bone broth has major health benefits and provides major depth and taste in this dish! Simple enough to make on a weeknight, thanks to the added convenience using bone broth provides. (AIP, PALEO, WHOLE30)
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Paleo Ground Chicken Taco Salad (AIP, Whole30)
5 from 1 vote
how to make paleo ground chicken taco salad recipe
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Chicken Broth

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!)

Slow Cooker Bone Broth
4.5 from 2 votes
slow cooker bone broth
This gut-healing, protein rich broth is easy to customiize and make in your Slow Cooker!
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10+ Easy AIP Paleo Chicken Recipes: Paleo Crispy Baked Chicken Wings (no baking powder)

One of my favorite go-to, no-fuss, delicious chicken recipes! It's gluten-free, paleo, AIP, and Whole30-friendly. Just chicken and your favorite spices baked until crispy on a baking rack in your oven. Read the full post for more Easy AIP Paleo Chicken Recipes!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: chicken, paleo
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients 

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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

Make it a chicken wing board by arranging crudités vegetables such as chopped raw carrots, broccoli, or celery around the chicken wings on a large platter or cutting board.
*To make it Whole30, omit the honey sauce.
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