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36 AIP Chicken Breast Recipes That Will Knock Your Socks Off

Louise Hendon | July 27

Sometimes, AIP feels like a constant battle.

On the one hand…you feel so much better.

On the other…you get so bored of eating this way. Sitting down to the same boring chicken and salad every night…none of the various flavors and textures and aromas you used to enjoy.

Well, fear not!

There is a cure for food boredom.

No, we can’t change what foods are allowed on AIP. But we CAN help you prepare them in new and interesting ways!

Changing up how you season and prepare a simple chicken breast can do wonders for dinner time. It takes it from just chicken to a delicious AIP-friendly meal that won’t make your autoimmune disease flare up!

In this post we’ve got chicken soups, stir frys, dinners, and more, in all kinds of flavors: citrus, honey, garlic, ginger, asian-inspired, classic American, and more.
Try a few and end the boredom!

Here are just a few of the AIP Chicken Breast Recipes we’ve included:

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Grilled AIP Chicken Breasts

AIP Chicken Shawarma Salad

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Chicken Shawarma Salad

Ingredients: olive oil, lemon juice, salt, chicken breasts, turmeric, onion powder, garlic powder, dried oregano, avocado oil, salad leaves, cucumber, pickled beetroot, onion, parsley.

The chicken in this AIP salad has a wonderful golden color thanks to the turmeric and it makes the salad look really impressive as well as giving all the health benefits of the spice. The salad has cool slices of cucumber and pickled beetroot which go so well with the chicken and the whole dish has a light citrus dressing. Please be aware that pickled beetroot juice can stain, so wash everything right away!

Grilled Chicken Skewers Recipe with Garlic Sauce

– Paleo Flourish

Grilled Chicken Skewers Recipe with Garlic Sauce

Ingredients: chicken breast, onion, zucchini, garlic, salt, lemon juice, olive oil.

The garlic sauce in this paleo recipe can also be used as a dip for veggie sticks and tastes amazing! For a slight difference, roll up strips of bacon instead of some of the chicken. It might be a good idea to use metal skewers for chicken as they help to make sure the meat is cooked thoroughly.

Chicken Bacon Skewers

– Popular Paleo

 Chicken Bacon Skewers

Photo Credit: Ciarra from Popular Paleo

Ingredients: chicken breasts, bacon, garlic powder, salt, pepper (omit).

Chicken and bacon is a firm favorite in our family and these skewers are too! These make a fantastic keto and paleo-friendly appetizer, a satisfying main served with vegetables or salad and a sauce, or you can turn them into party food by chopping the chicken into bite-size pieces and rolling the bacon before sliding them onto the skewers. These also cook well in the oven so you don’t have to wait for a grill day!

Garlic-Amino Chicken Kebabs

– Autoimmune Wellness

Garlic-Amino Chicken Kebabs

Photo Credit: Autoimmune Wellness

Ingredients: pineapple juice, coconut aminos, garlic, chicken breast or thighs, zucchini, mushrooms, coconut oil, sea salt.

With the mixture of sweet and savory seasonings on these tasty kebabs, this is bound to be a favorite at your next family barbecue! This is a grain and gluten free recipe that is compliant with the AIP eating plan and is a good way to get even the kids eating healthy. I always recommend using metal skewers when cooking chicken as they can help to make sure the meat is properly cooked.

Bistro Chicken Salad with Garlic-Thyme Vinaigrette

– Autoimmune Wellness

Bistro Chicken Salad with Garlic-Thyme Vinaigrette

Photo Credit: Autoimmune Wellness

Ingredients: bacon, chicken breast, dried thyme, garlic powder, sea salt, balsamic vinegar, red leaf lettuce, shallot, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, apple cider vinegar, thyme, garlic, avocado.

Because of the variety of color and texture in this great AIP salad it looks as good as it tastes. This is a vibrant and colorful dish with a really good vinaigrette dressing to liven up the flavors. Of course we all know what great partners chicken and bacon are, so why not enjoy them in this super summer dish!

Grilled Citrus Herb Chicken and Veggies

– Fed and Fulfilled

Grilled Citrus Herb Chicken and Veggies

Photo Credit: Fed and Fulfilled

Ingredients: chicken breasts, zucchini, asparagus spears, broccolini, olive oil, sea salt, garlic powder, lemon juice, lime juice, honey, apple cider vinegar, parsley, thyme leaves.

This is a dairy and gluten free grilled dish that makes a wonderfully tasty alternative to drumsticks and burgers for your family barbecue. The citrus marinade gives the chicken a great zesty flavor and the caramelization on the chicken makes the pieces look as good as they taste. The chicken is served on top of grilled veggies and then you can add the rest of the marinade as a sauce.

Savory Chicken Rub

– My Big Fat Grain Free Life

Ingredients: garlic powder, dried thyme, savory, dried onion, rosemary, sage, kosher salt, extra virgin olive oil, chicken breasts.

One of the best things about dry rubs and marinades is that you are in control of the ingredients and you know your family’s tastes best! This dry rub is grain free and helps to seal the chicken and keep it tender and juicy as it cooks. When you find your favorite flavor combo, you can make a large batch and store it in a jar to give you rubs for using throughout the barbecue season.

Grilled Split Chicken Breasts

– Primal Palate

Ingredients: lemon, shallot, chicken breast, garlic, salt.

In this delicious grilling recipe, you are inserting the flavorings under the chicken skin, which infuses the meat and gives you a much more intense taste than using a marinade. This recipe is for chicken breast, but thighs can also be used to cut down on the cost. If you are following the autoimmune protocol strictly, please don’t add the black pepper in the final stage.

Perfectly Grilled Chicken Breast

– Balanced Bites

Ingredients: chicken breast, lemon juice or balsamic vinegar, dried oregano or rosemary or other herb, sea salt, black pepper (omit), coconut oil, extra-virgin olive oil.

This great recipe gives you instructions on how to butterfly a chicken breast, which is perfect for grilling as the meat cooks more evenly. The meat is flavored with lemon and herbs, which are simple tastes but really shine through here. It is a good idea to try and get the charring on the outside as this can make the food look even better! For strict AIP, omit the black pepper.

Sauteed AIP Chicken Breasts

AIP Chicken Salad Recipe With Grapes, Apple, and Celery

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Chicken Salad Recipe With Grapes, Apple, and Celery

Ingredients: chicken breast, coconut oil, grapes, gala apple, celery, coconut milk, salt.

Chicken salads can be so much better when you add fruit! The grapes give the whole dish a juicy texture and there is a great crunch from the celery too. Adding the lemon juice also stops the apple from going brown, leaving your AIP-friendly salad looking fresh and delicious. If you are not keen on celery you can always add shredded carrot instead.

Chicken Breast with Olive Tapenade

– Paleo Flourish

Chicken Breast with Olive Tapenade

Ingredients: chicken breast, garlic, olive tapenade, coconut oil.

If you are looking for a quick and easy midweek meal when you don’t have time for fussing around then this paleo chicken breast one would be great! It has a strong influence from the Mediterranean, thanks to the tapenade, but even that is simple to make with only a few ingredients. Sometimes it’s best to keep the flavors clean and uncomplicated so you can concentrate on taste!

Easy Orange Chicken Stir Fry

– Paleo Flourish

Easy Orange Chicken Stir Fry

Ingredients: avocado oil, chicken breasts, salt, navel orange, coconut aminos, ginger, garlic.

This is another easy paleo dish that shows how well chicken and citrus go together! The orange gives a lovely tang to the sauce, yet there is a subtle sweetness too. When cooked, the chicken will have absorbed all the sauce, leaving it so succulent. Remember that ginger can be grated while still frozen; that way you can keep a stock of it so you never run out.

Chicken Noodle Soup

– Paleo Flourish

Chicken Noodle Soup

Ingredients: chicken broth, chicken breast, avocado oil, celery, green onion, cilantro, zucchini, salt.

Chicken noodle soup is a favorite with so many of us, children included! This is a perfect paleo recipe to encourage the kids to eat more veggies – they don’t even think of the ‘noodles’ as vegetables! You can use a potato peeler to create thin strips or treat yourself to a spiralizer and have fun making this. Chicken soup also freezes well so you can batch-cook and keep for later.

Thai Chicken and “Rice”

– Paleo Flourish

Thai Chicken and “Rice”

Ingredients: cauliflower, ginger, garlic, whole chicken or chicken breasts, salt, coconut oil, cilantro.

Here is another quick stir-fry meal that is simple but tasty and perfect to throw together after a busy day. This is a paleo recipe, but if you are strictly AIP the necessary omissions are clearly listed to let you enjoy the same meal but without breaking your diet regime. There is a lovely Asian trend to the flavor from the garlic and ginger, and to bulk this dish up you could add some extra veggies.

Easy Chicken & Vegetable Stir Fry

– Unbound Wellness

Ingredients: chicken breast, cauliflower, carrots, baby bok choy, coconut oil or avocado oil, coconut aminos, ginger powder, sea salt.

When you are having a busy day and need a quick and satisfying meal that fits with your autoimmune protocol, you can always turn to stir-fries as they are easy to make and can be very versatile. Just some shredded meat, veggies from the refrigerator and some cauliflower and you are ready to go! Simple seasonings like coconut aminos will lift the flavor and make this a really tasty.

Honey Lemon Chicken

– Adventures in Partaking

Honey Lemon Chicken

Photo Credit: Adventures in Partaking

Ingredients: chicken breasts or thighs, sea salt, olive oil, lemons, broccoli, lemon juice, dried oregano, honey.

Chicken and vegetables in a sticky sweet and citrusy sauce – now what could be better for a speedy dinner midweek! This recipe is compliant with the autoimmune protocol and can be served over some cauliflower rice or with mashed sweet potato for a more filling meal, but it tastes great with some salad leaves for a lighter option. If you don’t have broccoli you can use cauliflower or celery instead.

Ginger Chicken Breasts with Green Spinach

– Once A Month Meals

Ingredients: coconut oil, onion, ginger, coconut aminos, sea salt, black pepper (omit), chicken breasts, baby spinach.

This dish is designed as a freezer meal so you can cook the meat and sauce in batches and freeze in portions, then thaw out and reheat as required. Served over baby spinach, this is a light meal for a tasty lunch. The chicken is cooked with ginger and coconut aminos, giving it a lot of flavor and a hint of Chinese cuisine. This is a paleo recipe, so if you are following the AIP just omit the back pepper.

Ginger Lemongrass Chicken with Broccoli and Bok Choy

– Heal Your Kitchen

Ingredients: chicken breast, chicken thighs, coconut oil, lemongrass, ginger, broccoli, bok choy, salt.

When you have autoimmune problems, it can be a challenge to find really tasty dishes to enjoy that won’t aggravate the situation, so you are best to keep things simple, like this delicious chicken and broccoli meal. This recipe lets the natural flavors of the ginger and lemongrass work their magic to enhance the meat. This can be served with cauliflower rice, but it is perfect on its own.

Crockpot or Pressure Cooker AIP Chicken Breasts

Slow Cooker Orange Chicken

– Paleo Flourish

Slow Cooker Orange Chicken

Ingredients: chicken breasts, navel oranges, ginger, garlic, coconut aminos.

This recipe has its roots in traditional Chinese cookery. It is tangy and delicious and will impress your dinner guests. Here we used navel oranges, but you can try it with mandarins or, as a special treat and if you can find them, blood oranges would give this dish a really special flavor. Serve on its own or with a simple salad for a light but satisfying paleo meal.

Slow Cooker Bacon & Chicken

– Paleo Flourish

Slow Cooker Bacon & Chicken

Ingredients: chicken breasts, bacon, dried thyme, dried oregano, dried rosemary, olive oil, salt.

Chicken and bacon go so well together and using the slow cooker makes this such an easy paleo dish to prepare, ideal if you have a busy day ahead. Just put the ingredients in the slow cooker and cook for 8 hours, then it only takes minutes to prepare a tasty meal. This recipe uses dried herbs which are ideal, but if you are not keen on this combination then just use a combination of your favorite herbs, such as dried parsley.

Instant Pot Pineapple Chicken

– Grazed & Enthused

Instant Pot Pineapple Chicken

Photo Credit: Grazed & Enthused

Ingredients: chicken breast, sea salt, bacon, pineapple, yellow onion, coconut aminos, Red Boat fish sauce, dried galangal or ginger root, garlic.

With its inspiration coming from Asian flavors, this pineapple chicken can be served in many different ways – with cauliflower rice, over salad or with zucchini noodles for a more filling meal. You have tender chicken, salty bacon and fresh and juicy pineapple with Thai sweet and savory notes. If your bacon is thick you might need to pre-cook it before adding to the Instant Pot.

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken

– Sweet Potatoes & Social Change

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken

Photo Credit: Sweet Potatoes & Social Change

Ingredients: chicken breasts, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, honey, garlic, salt.

This dish is reminiscent of Chinese honey chicken and can be made very easily in a slow cooker. The honey gives a subtle sweetness to this low carb meal, which uses ingredients most of us would already have in the store cupboard. To serve, you could either put it with a green salad or try it with some broccoli. With virtually no preparation required, this is a great dish for busy people.

Crock Pot or Pressure Cooker Chicken Kale Soup

– Low Carb Yum

Crock Pot or Pressure Cooker Chicken Kale Soup

Photo Credit: Lisa from Low Carb Yum

Ingredients: olive oil, chicken breast or thigh meat, chicken bone broth, onion, olive oil, chicken stock, baby kale leaves, lemon juice, salt.

On colder days or when you are feeling a bit under the weather, a bowl of creamy chicken soup can be the warming and hearty dish for you! Cooking soup in a pressure cooker or slow cooker makes it so easy – just put the ingredients in and push the button, then you are free to do other things while it cooks. With the added benefits of kale, this is a nutritious and tasty soup that is low carb and gluten free.

Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken

– Predominantly Paleo

Ingredients: chicken breasts or thighs, sea salt, onion, avocado oil or lard, garlic, chicken broth, dried parsley, lemon juice, arrowroot flour.

Although AIP folks are advised not to add the paprika and wine to this lovely chicken dish, they certainly won’t miss out on flavor as the chicken comes through really well with the lemon and garlic. Once the meat is cooked, you have to option of thickening the sauce to pour over the top and this would be great to serve over cauliflower rice for a tasty but speedy dinner.

Blood Orange Chicken

– The Castaway Kitchen

Ingredients: chicken breasts, blood oranges, sweet onion, garlic, lemon zest or lemon zest seasoning, garlic powder, coconut aminos, pink Himalayan salt, cilantro, coconut oil.

Blood oranges have a distinctive sweet but tangy flavor and work really well with the chicken in this AIP recipe, but any oranges or mandarins would do. You end up with tender and juicy chicken that you can add to any side, from roasted veggies to rice, for a family-friendly meal, topped with the reduced sauce from the pan. This also tastes amazing cold so you could add it to a salad for lunch next day.

Slow Cooker Chicken Soup

– Coconut Contentment

Ingredients: chicken breasts/thighs, carrots, sweet potatoes or parsnips, celery, onion, garlic, sea salt, black pepper (omit), kale or collards, chicken broth/stock.

One of the great things about homemade soup is its versatility as you can just toss in whatever vegetables you have and boost the flavor with your choice of herbs. It is a cheap and cheerful way to feed the whole family and is quite friendly to the wallet too, especially if you use chicken thighs. For those on the AIP, soups can be a great source of nutrition, so why not make a big batch of this and freeze it for through the week?

AIP Crockpot Chicken with Plums, Carrots and Apples

– A Squirrel in the Kitchen

Ingredients: chicken breasts, carrots, onion, apples, plums, coconut milk, salt, sage.

A slow cooker, or crockpot, is a really useful way to cook meals as you just place the ingredients in and forget about it! It also means that you keep most of the nutrients in your food, and it can improve the digestibility of the food. Adding plums and apples gives this dish a wonderful sweetness and it is a great meal to serve on a chilly day. This recipe is low carb and compliant with paleo and AIP.

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Other AIP Chicken Breasts

AIP Stuffed Chicken Breast

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Stuffed Chicken Breast

Ingredients: olive oil, basil leaves, garlic, lemon, salt, cauliflower, AIP Pesto, chicken breast, avocado oil.

Isn’t it great how just a few ingredients blitzed together to make a pesto can liven up a ton of dishes! This is an AIP-friendly stuffed chicken breast that actually uses the pesto as part of the stuffing, infusing the meat with flavors and aromatics. Although this is not a complex recipe, the results are so flavorful it tastes like you spent hours in the preparation!

AIP Chicken Casserole Recipe with Broccoli and Olives

– Healing Autoimmune

https://healingautoimmune.com/aip-chicken-casserole-recipe-broccoli-olives

Ingredients: chicken breasts, broccoli, onion, white button mushrooms, bacon, olives, coconut cream, coconut oil, salt.

This is a grain and dairy free AIP recipe that lets the natural flavors of the meat and vegetables shine through instead of masking them with the usual creamy sauces. You can use whatever olives you prefer, but I find the Kalamata black olives add a special note to this dish.

Easy AIP Chicken Salad Recipe with Honey Lemon Dressing

– Healing Autoimmune

Easy AIP Chicken Salad Recipe with Honey Lemon Dressing

Ingredients: chicken breast, strawberries or other berries or other fruits, salad leaves, olive oil, honey, lemon juice.

Honey and lemon together make such a lovely sweet and sour combination in a dressing and keep this salad fresh in its flavor. This recipe uses strawberries but you can use whatever fruit you like or try using raspberries instead. This is a good AIP-friendly meal to use up leftover chicken from a roast and like most salads this one takes just minutes to prepare.

“Cheesy” Chicken “Pasta”

– AIP Sisterhood

“Cheesy” Chicken “Pasta”

Photo Credit: AIP Sisterhood

Ingredients: butternut squash, coconut cream, apple cider vinegar, coconut oil, salt, garlic powder, zucchini, olive oil, bacon, chicken breasts.

If you have been missing regular pasta now that you are eating the AIP way for your health, I would suggest you try this delicious ‘pasta’ recipe. The zucchini noodles don’t taste like pasta but they work in the same way, making this a filling and tasty chicken dish the whole family could eat. Once it’s cooked, crumble the bacon pieces over the top of the dish for a lovely addition to the texture.

Spinach Basil Chicken Meatballs Recipe With Plum Balsamic Sauce

– Paleo Flourish

Spinach Basil Chicken Meatballs Recipe With Plum Balsamic Sauce

Ingredients: chicken breasts, spinach, salt, basil leaves, garlic, olive oil, avocado oil, plums, balsamic vinegar, honey, water.

In my opinion, basil is one of the most aromatic herbs you can use and it adds freshness to a multitude of recipes. These tasty meatballs would grace any table at dinner time and don’t take very long to prepare. They can also be helpful if your kids don’t eat vegetables, as you can hide the spinach in the mixture. These are just as good warm or cold and make great paleo party food too!

Chicken, Bacon, And Apple Mini Meatloaves

– Paleo Flourish

Chicken, Bacon, And Apple Mini Meatloaves Recipe

Ingredients: apples, chicken breasts, bacon, olive oil or avocado oil, salt.

Sometimes meatloaf can be a bit dry, but not these little beauties! The chopped apples add an extra texture and flavor and a bit of freshness and sets off the chicken and bacon really well. These mini loaves make a great paleo dish for breakfast or to pack in your lunchbox for work. These also go down well with the kids and are a great way to get them to eat healthy without realizing!

Garlic Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites

– Paleo Flourish

Garlic Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites

Ingredients: chicken breast, bacon, garlic powder.

These delicious little chicken bites look great and would make the perfect party food, especially with your favorite paleo dip or salsa. The recipe is easy to prepare and you will be amazed at how many you can make from just one chicken breast! These also go down really well for kid’s parties or as a tasty treat on a summer picnic. You could even jazz it up even more by adding some ginger powder to the chicken coating.

Healthy Chicken Finger

– Healy Eats Real

Healthy Chicken Finger

Photo Credit: Hannah from Healy Eats Real

Ingredients: coconut flour, AIP compliant spices, sea salt, chicken breasts, avocado oil, coconut oil.

Chicken tenders can be bought on their own and are cheaper than chicken breast, but breast meat is fine if you can’t find them. This dish is perfect for parties and celebrations, or just as a quick lunchtime treat. Serve them with your own favorite dip or AIP-compliant sauce. As they are gluten free, they make an ideal dish to serve if your guests have dietary issues such as celiac disease.

Greek-Inspired Baked Chicken Breast

– The Paleo Mom

Ingredients: chicken breast or thigh, lemon zest, garlic, dried oregano or fresh oregano, salt, extra virgin coconut oil.

As you already know, citrus goes really well with poultry, and when you add in the Greek-inspired seasonings you get a deliciously fresh flavor to the chicken. Other cuts of chicken can also be used, for example thighs, which can help cut down the cost if you are working to a budget. If you have preserved lemons you can use them instead of fresh ones and slices make a lovely garnish to the finished dish.