AIP Crockpot Chicken Recipes – 30 Family Favorites!
Grab some chicken on sale, get your crockpot out, and start creating AIP-friendly meals that everyone in your family will love!
While some may consider chicken a boring choice of meat, I have to disagree. Some of my favorite and most flavorful recipes are made with chicken, and I love how versatile it is.
Just one look at this recipe collection will prove my point… We’ve got chilis, soups, curry, wings – and they’re all made effortlessly in your slow cooker.
Slow cooking is great when you want to:
- prepare ahead for the week; just cook your choice of chicken to use in lettuce wraps, salads etc.
- save time; you won’t have to stand by the stove with your pots and pans all day.
- skip the massive clean-up; quite often crockpot recipes are one-pot meals.
One of my favorite make-ahead recipes must be the shredded chicken. You can eat it with anything; lettuce wraps, AIP-friendly naan bread or throw it on top of some greens and you’ve got delicious lunch ready in 3 minutes.
If you’ve ever wondered how to cook a whole chicken easily, this video gives you the perfect instructions. Please omit the black pepper to make this AIP-friendly. You’ll also get a bonus tip on how to make mouth-watering, homemade broth!
Here are just a few of the AIP Crockpot Chicken Recipes we’ve included:
- AIP Crockpot Enchilada Soup
- Slow Cooker Bacon & Chicken
- Slow Cooker Orange Chicken
- Keto Crockpot Shredded Chicken
- Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken
- Paleo Slow Cooker Apple Honey Chicken Drumsticks
- Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken Legs
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Crockpot Soups & Chilis
– Healing Autoimmune
Ingredients: olive oil, red onion, carrot, beets, turmeric, garlic cloves, chicken breasts, dried oregano, red wine vinegar, chicken broth, avocado, salt, cilantro.
If you are new to the autoimmune protocol, you might be wondering how you can produce the flavours of tomato but without nightshades. The answer can lie in beets, which give an earthy sweet flavour, and in this tasty soup, the addition of the vinegar gives the tang you expect from tomato-based soups. This is a fantastic recipe to make if you would like to increase the vegetable intake in your diet as it is so easy to eat!
– A Girl Worth Saving
Photo Credit: Kelly from A Girl Worth Saving
Ingredients: chicken carcass, dried bay leaves, peppercorns (omit), carrots, celery stalks, onion, water, apple cider vinegar.
As you know, broth can be such a lovely way to get nutrients into your AIP diet, and it is so easy to make yourself! You can either place a whole chicken into the slow cooker, or keep carcasses in the freezer till you have enough, then cook it up and you have a delicious drink, or a really tasty base for soups, stews and sauces, and making it yourself helps ensure you know there are no additives.
– Cavegirl Cuisine
Photo Credit: Michelle from Cavegirl Cuisine
Ingredients: chicken stock, chicken thighs, yellow onion, button mushrooms, garlic cloves, broccoli, coconut aminos, red chili flakes (omit), ground ginger, sea salt, black pepper (omit).
Like many chicken soups, this one is warming and satisfying but very easy to eat! This is a slow cooker recipe that gets its Asian influence from the ginger, garlic and coconut aminos and this is a great keto, gluten free dish. If you have had a busy day, it would be perfect to have for a delicious dinner. To make this soup compliant with the autoimmune protocol, simply omit the chili flakes.
– Low Carb Yum
Photo Credit: Lisa from Low Carb Yum
Ingredients: olive oil, chicken breast or thigh, chicken bone broth, onion, olive oil, chicken stock, baby kale leaves, lemon juice, salt.
There is nothing better than a rich and flavourful homemade soup, especially on a cold day or if you are not feeling too great, and this one will definitely satisfy! It is very tasty and warming and is very healthy as you are using kale. If you prefer your soup to be thicker, you can increase the amount on onion you use, although this will raise the carb level. This soup is suitable for paleo diets too.
– Peace, Love and Low Carb
Photo Credit: Kyndra from Peace Love and Low Carb
Ingredients: chicken – cubed, chicken stock, carrots, sweet onion, celery ribs, zucchini, garlic, sea salt, dried oregano, Italian seasoning, dried thyme, black pepper (omit).
Whether you are following an eating plan for health reasons, or for weight loss, homemade chicken soup can be one of the most delicious and nourishing meals you can make! Packed with protein from the tender chicken, you can use whatever vegetables you have, and this is a cost-effective meal for larger families or for freezing to enjoy throughout the week. Or why not take some in a thermos for lunch at work?
– The Health Nut Mama
Photo Credit: The Health Nut Mama
Ingredients: organic chicken, extra virgin olive oil, coconut milk, chicken bone broth, lemongrass stalk, red curry paste (omit), lime juice, fish sauce, ginger, mushrooms, sea salt, fresh cilantro.
This delicious recipe gives you a paleo version of the traditional Thai soup that you have probably tried before. To make this compliant with the autoimmune protocol, simply miss out the curry paste and you can enjoy all the Thai flavors from the fish sauce and lime juice, but without the nightshades. To give you a more filling soup, just add vegetables of your choice!
– AIP Sisterhood
Ingredients: onion, fresh garlic, carrots, celery, kale, sea salt, oregano, dill, onion powder, whole chicken, olive oil, filtered water or bone broth.
We all know that chicken soup can really make you feel better when you are ill or a bit down, and it is no wonder when you consider that recipes like this AIP one are packed with goodness! Tender, juicy chicken and fresh vegetables give you a hearty plateful for any meal, and it is easy to transport for lunch at work. If you freeze this soup in individual portions, you will have a warming dish for busy days when you have no time to cook.
– Cook Eat Paleo
Photo Credit: Lisa from Cook Eat Paleo
Ingredients: onion, celery stalks, carrots, apple cider vinegar, herbs de Provence, organic chicken breasts, organic chicken thighs, sea salt, ground pepper (omit), filtered water.
Here is another simple soup recipe that is suitable for both paleo and AIP diets. You don’t need any fancy ingredients, and cooking in a crockpot can make life so simple when you have no time to cook. You can use extra vegetables to make the soup heartier, but it is a delicious soup as it is, and can be a great pick-me-up if you have a cold or have had a difficult day. This recipe is gluten and dairy free and low in carbs.
– Rubies & Radishes
Ingredients: chicken pieces (carcass, including necks and backs), filtered water, apple cider vinegar.
Ever wondered what you could do with the chicken carcass you normally put in the trash? Here is the perfect answer! Let’s not waste anything – use the whole chicken to give you nourishing and delicious broth as a base for soups and stews, or as a healthy drink to warm you. On the autoimmune protocol, bone broth can be a great source of goodness, so if you have some chicken bones needing to be used up, turn them into a broth and keep it in the freezer!
– I Heart Umami
Ingredients: drumsticks chicken, baby spareribs, carrots, celery, fresh shiitake mushrooms, fresh ginger, sea salt, water or chicken broth.
Soups are very common in Chinese cuisine and are often served as a side for a main course in restaurants. This paleo soup is satisfying and incredibly nourishing and can be perfect to enjoy after a busy day at work to lift your spirits. It is full of flavour and has a little touch of heat from the ginger. It is recommended that you parboil the meat first to remove any impurities.
Slow Cooker Chicken Breasts
– Paleo Flourish
Ingredients: chicken breasts, bacon, thyme (dried), oregano (dried), rosemary (dried), olive oil, salt.
This is a really easy recipe to use and the end result tastes amazing! Shredded chicken and bacon with the addition of the herbs are great ingredients for a light lunch with salad, or why not serve it in a bowl with some lettuce wraps and let the family make their own? The bacon helps to keep the chicken moist and adds a real boost to the flavour, and this is a paleo and AIP-friendly meal the whole family will enjoy.
– Paleo Flourish
Ingredients: chicken breasts, navel oranges, fresh ginger, fresh 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 flavour. Serve on its own or with a simple salad for a light but satisfying paleo meal.
– Keto Summit
Ingredients: chicken breasts, chicken broth, garlic cloves, onion, salt, pepper (omit), Italian seasoning.
Shredded chicken is such great meat for keto and paleo people as it can be used for so many different dishes. You can add it to a salad, pile it into lettuce wraps for paleo or AIP people, or mix it with some keto mayo and serve it heaped onto baked sweet potatoes. So this is a very handy recipe that gives you basic steps to let you make a batch of the meat you can either use right away or freeze for another day.
– AIP Sisterhood
Ingredients: chicken breasts, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, honey, garlic cloves, salt.
If you are looking for a really easy AIP recipe for chicken to feed the family, then look no further! This delicious recipe gives you tender, well-cooked chicken that has a lovely subtle sweetness from the honey, and it goes so well just with your choice of vegetables for a hearty main, or leave the chicken to cool and serve it with some fresh, green salad leaves. The meat can also be shredded for lettuce wraps.
– The Coconut Mama
Photo Credit: Tiffany from The Coconut Mama
Ingredients: chicken breasts or thighs, coconut aminos, honey, fresh garlic, ginger, sea salt.
You may have thought that teriyaki would be off the menu now that you are eating paleo, as it normally uses loads of sugar for the sticky sweetness, but with this gluten free recipe you get the traditional sweet sauce but without the added nasties. Remember that fresh ginger can be kept in your freezer, then you simply cut off what you need and return it so there is no waste!
– Popular Paleo
Ingredients: chicken breasts, fresh Italian sausage links, white onion, garlic cloves, extra virgin olive oil, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, kosher salt, diced tomatoes (omit), tomato sauce (omit), water or chicken stock, balsamic vinegar.
This Italian-inspired recipe is packed with flavor from the sausage, balsamic and herbs, and makes the perfect partner for spaghetti squash or other vegetable noodles like zucchini. This is a warming and satisfying main that is so family-friendly as it is gluten, grain and dairy free but packs a punch in the taste department! This recipe also works with chicken sausage or chorizo.
– A Squirrel in the Kitchen
Ingredients: chicken breasts, carrots, onion, apples, pitted plums, full-fat coconut milk, salt, fresh 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.
– Unbound Wellness
Ingredients: chicken breast, coconut oil, coconut aminos, honey, fresh orange juice, arrowroot starch, sea salt, pepper (omit), fresh ginger, onion powder, green onion.
Here is another great recipe that you can prepare in the morning, set up in your crockpot, and dinner is virtually ready when you walk in the door! Teriyaki chicken is sweet and savoury, with an unctuous sauce to serve on the top, and it goes really well served on a bed of cauliflower rice or simply served with some greens like broccoli or asparagus, or with stir fried vegetables of your choice.
– Cavegirl Cuisine
Photo Credit: Michelle from Cavegirl Cuisine
Ingredients: chicken thighs, maple syrup, Sriracha (omit), orange juice, orange rind, coconut aminos, apple cider vinegar, cassava flour, ginger, garlic cloves, chicken broth, zucchini, sesame oil (omit).
Here is a really easy recipe to try if you need gluten free ideas for lunch or dinner. Orange chicken is common in many Chinese restaurants, so now you can make your own paleo version. You end up with soft and tender chicken that has been infused with the flavours of the citrus and garlic, giving you a lovely dish to serve at your next Chinese-themed dinner or just to treat yourself after a busy day.
– Empowered Sustenance
Photo Credit: Empowered Sustenance
Ingredients: onion, fennel bulb, carrots, orange, garlic cloves, apple cider vinegar, sea salt, black pepper (omit), herbes de provance, olive oil, chicken thighs or breast.
Fennel is an aromatic vegetable and it goes really well with chicken as it has a subtle aniseed flavour. It has been shown to be a good source of selenium and choline, which can help with inflammatory problems. This dish has a sophisticated flavour and a lovely citrusy tang that makes it a really impressive dish for a celebration or to serve at a dinner party.
– Low Carb Yum
Photo Credit: Lisa from Low Carb Yum
Ingredients: chicken (boneless and skinless thighs), konaberry kelp noodles, bok choy or napa cabbage, garlic cloves, fresh ginger, salt, pepper (omit), coconut aminos, sesame oil (omit), garlic paste, chicken bone broth, Sukrin Gold Fiber Syrup, rice vinegar.
This is a delicious chicken dish that is cooked in a crockpot for easy dinnertime meals. You have marinated chicken and vegetables in a rich and flavourful sauce with kelp noodles, but if you can’t find those, zucchini noodles work well here too and keep the dish low in carbs. You could even make this dish as a way to use up spaghetti squash! If you don’t have a crockpot, this recipe can be made stovetop too!
– The Purple Ladle
Ingredients: onion, garlic cloves, fresh ginger, fresh coriander stalks plus roots, coconut oil, turmeric, salt, chicken thighs, water, sweet potato, coconut milk, fish sauce, lime juice, broccoli.
This AIP curry is rich in flavor and texture and could definitely become a favorite winter warmer! It does not pack the spice of a traditional Indian curry but has a ton of Asian flavors and a little heat from the ginger and turmeric. This is more like a Thai curry in taste and can be served with steamed vegetables or over a portion of cauliflower rice, or just on its own with a spoon!
– Paleo Cajun Lady
Ingredients: bacon grease, chicken thighs, cremini mushrooms, celery stalk, carrot, onions, fresh sage leaves, garlic cloves, fresh parsley, lemon juice, coconut aminos, chicken broth, salt, drippings from slow cooker, arrowroot starch.
When you look at this dish, ‘comfort food’ springs to mind! Chicken and veggies in a totally dreamy gravy with mushrooms make a dinner that would grace even a Sunday dinner table! This is a warming and satisfying dish that is absolutely packed with flavor – whoever said that AIP food was bland and boring? You can make this, even more, filling by serving it with some cauli mash.
– Living Loving Paleo
Ingredients: chicken thighs, coconut aminos, honey, fresh garlic, ginger, sea salt.
If you are living the paleo way and are looking for a teriyaki dish that is close to the regular ones, then this one might be the answer! The chicken looks rich and unctuous, with a sticky sauce and the lovely flavours of garlic and ginger, and this would be perfect for a Japanese themed dinner party. If you want to try this dish, be prepared to spend some time reducing the sauce, but it is worth the effort!
Slow Cooker Drumsticks & Wings
– Paleo Flourish
Ingredients: apples, honey, chicken drumsticks, salt.
For this great paleo recipe, I find it is best to use a tart apple like Granny Smith to complement the sweetness of the honey, but the choice is up to you! Either way, these could be your new go-to drumsticks, as they are tender and so juicy but full of flavour. Simply gather up the apple and serve it on the side for a filling paleo dish the whole family will love.
– The Curious Coconut
Photo Credit: The Curious Coconut
Ingredients: sweet potatoes, onion, fresh cranberries, Mandarin oranges, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice (substitute mace for the nutmeg and omit allspice for strictest AIP), bone broth, chicken or chicken parts, sea salt.
I just love cranberries with chicken or turkey, but the regular sauce we associate with Christmas or Thanksgiving is obviously a no-no because of the sugars. So next time you are having a holiday meal, why not try this recipe as an alternative. The cranberries and orange give a lovely fresh, fruity flavor, and the ingredients are available all over, so this could be ideal for a lazy, one-pot Thanksgiving!
– Nom Nom Paleo
Ingredients: chicken drumsticks, fresh lemongrass stalk, garlic cloves, ginger, coconut milk, Red Boat fish sauce, coconut aminos, five spice powder (omit), onion, fresh scallions, Kosher salt, ground black pepper (omit).
Like a lot of other marinade recipes, this one tastes so much more intense if you can leave it to sit in the refrigerator for a couple of days after cooking to allow the flavors to meld. However, it is perfectly tasty if you want to serve it up right away. The lemongrass and coconut aminos give the chicken a lovely fresh and tangy flavor and to turn it into a complete paleo main you can add in some frozen vegetables for the last 30 minutes.
– Rubies & Radishes
Ingredients: chicken legs, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper (omit), kalamata olives, artichoke hearts, mushrooms, chicken broth.
With this Mediterranean inspired dish, you have the option to use chicken pieces with the bone in, which can intensify the flavor of the meat, and you also have the smooth olives and tender artichokes to offset the meat. You can use whatever mushrooms you have – even button mushrooms work well in this recipe. To make this recipe suitable for AIP people, swap the wine for broth!
– Graceful Little Honey Bee
Ingredients: chicken legs, garlic cloves, honey, soy sauce (omit), garlic powder, onion powder.
Now I know that darker meat is not necessarily the first thing you want when you are thinking about chicken meals, but wait till you try these amazing chicken legs! They are tender and juicy and have loads of flavor from the garlic and honey. These make a great meal with salad or steamed veggies, but I like to cool them and pack them into lunchboxes, or take them on family paleo picnics!
– The Nourishing Gourmet
Ingredients: chicken legs, honey, coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, garlic cloves, fresh ginger, red/black pepper (omit), salt, arrowroot powder.
If you have picky eaters in your family, why not try ramping up the flavors of chicken drumsticks using this amazing gluten-free recipe and you will have them reaching for more! These drumsticks are full of flavor, but are a great healthy source of protein. You can serve these with salad leaves or steamed vegetables, but sometimes it’s great to just pick these up in your hand and munch away!