Delicious, filling and anything but boring, these 30 Paleo Chicken Recipes will keep your taste buds happy and give you ideas for easy weeknight dinners. Each recipe is Whole30 compliant too!

Paleo + Whole30 Chicken recipes collage with text in middle horizontal image.

It’s all in how you make it

Since chicken is such a versatile dish, we wanted to showcase the variety of healthy flavors you can get with chicken and also the different methods to prepare it. Grill it, throw it in your crockpot and slow cook it, save time with your Instant Pot or throw everything on one sheet pan or in one big skillet. We have options for each method here. No matter what you are looking for, we have something for you in this Paleo and Whole30 chicken recipe roundup!

Here are the 30 Paleo and Whole30 Chicken Recipes

1. Creamy Tuscan Chicken from Real Simple Good

Creamy tuscan chicken in skillet someone holding skillet

2. Chicken Pot Pie Soup from Real Food with Jessica

Chicken pot pie soup in bowl with spoon

3. Kung Pao Chicken from The Movement Menu

King pao chicken in skillet with peppers and onions on top

4. Whole30 Chicken Nuggets from 40 Aprons

chicken nuggets with hand holding nugget dipping in sauce

5. Grilled Pineapple Chicken from Real Simple Good

Grilled pineapple chicken on plate with green onions

6. Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes from The Real Food Dieticians

chicken stuffed sweet potatoes with sauce drizzled over the top

7. Coconut Curry Chicken Meatballs from The Bewitchin Kitchen

Coconut curry meatballs in bowl with yellow sauce over top

8. Buffalo Dill Chicken Salad from Healthy Little Peach

Buffalo dill chicken salad in bowl with spoon

9. Creamy Herb Mushroom Chicken from The Whole Cook

Creamy herb mushroom chicken in cast iron skillet

10. Chicken Fajita Bake from Real Simple Good

chicken fajita bake on sheet pan with limes

11. Chicken Shawarma Salad from Our Salty Kitchen

Chicken shawarma salad in bowl with dressing drizzle on top

12. Baked Buffalo Wings from Real Food with Jessica

Baked buffalo wings with hand about to dip wing in ranch

13. Creamy Garlic Chicken Skillet from Real Simple Good

Creamy garlic chicken skillet with wooden spoon and bacon topping

14. Chicken Satay with Sunbutter Sauce from Real Food with Jessica

Chicken on skewer with a bowl of sauce

15. Chicken Cabbage Stir Fry from I Heart Umami

Cabbage stir fry in skillet with sauce being poured in

16. Creamy Tomato Artichoke Chicken from 40 Aprons

Creamy tomato artichoke chicken with wooden spoon in skillet

17. Buffalo Chicken Patties from Healthy Little Peach

Chicken patties with sauce over top and sides and green onion slices

18. Coconut Lime Chicken from Real Simple Good

chicken in sauce in pan with limes on top

19. Chicken Avocado Boats from The Movement Menu

Chicken avocado boats on cutting board

20. Hawaiian Shredded Chicken from The Real Food Dieticians

Hawaiian shredded chicken in lettuce wraps cut in half on a plate

21. Paleo Greek Chicken Skillet from Physical Kitchness

Greek chicken skillet with bell peppers and artichokes

22. Sweet Potato Chicken Pad Thai from Real Simple Good

Sweet potato chicken pad thai with sliced green onions on top

23. Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry from I Heart Umami

Chicken and broccoli stir fry in pan with wooden spoon and hand

24. Everything But the Bagel Chicken Wings from Whole Kitchen Sink

chicken wings on plate with everything seasoning

25. Instant Pot Butter Chicken from Real Simple Good

Butter chicken in bowl with sauce and chopped cilantro on top

26. Instant Pot Cashew Chicken from Whole Kitchen Sink

Cashew chicken on plate with chopsticks and diced chives

27. Chipotle Chicken Skillet from Whole Kitchen Sink

Chipotle chicken skillet with sauce and avocado topping

28. Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Spaghetti Squash from The Real Food Dieticians

Buffalo chicken stuffed spaghetti squash on sheet pan with sauce over top

29. Balsamic Chicken with Mushrooms and Thyme from Slender Kitchen

Balsamic chicken with mushrooms and thyme in skillet

30. Paleo Chicken Alfredo Pasta from Just Jessie B

chicken alfredo pasta in skillet with broccoli

Bowl of instant pot butter chicken with spoon coming out
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30 Paleo and Whole30 Chicken Recipes – Instant Pot Butter Chicken

This Paleo + Whole30 Instant Pot butter chicken is easy to make, full of rich flavors and versatile. Included in this roundup are 29 other Paleo + Whole30 chicken recipe ideas.


For the seasoning:

  • 2 tbsp garam masala
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground cumin

For the chicken:

  • 3 tbsp ghee, (or sub butter – ghee for Whole30 or coconut oil for dairy free)
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger, grated on a microplane
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 2 lemons, juice of
  • 2 lbs boneless chicken thighs
  • Chopped cilantro, (optional garnish)



  • Make the seasoning mix by combining the seasonings in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Prep garlic, onion and ginger as noted.
  • Press the sauté button on the instant pot and add ghee. Once hot, add in the onion and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add in the seasoning mix and stir to mix. Press the cancel button on the instant pot.
  • Pour in the chicken stock and scrape the bottom of the pan to deglaze.
  • Add in the ginger, coconut milk, coconut aminos, tomato paste and lemon juice. Add the chicken thighs into the pot.
  • Secure the lid on the instant pot and close the pressure valve. Press the “manual” button (or “pressure cook” button) and set the time to cook for 10 minutes at high pressure. Once the time is up, let the pressure naturally release on its own for 10 minutes.
  • Manually release any remaining pressure and remove the lid. Serve chicken topped with sauce and optional cilantro.

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