Whole30 Chicken Recipes

Simplicity is key in the Whole30 program. However, this does not mean that you will be stuck with the same boring recipes every day. The Whole30 program eliminates many unhealthy food groups; this does not mean that you will be repeating boring meals for the next 30 days. If you love chicken and you are looking to explore your options during the Whole30 program, you have come to the right place.

In this article, we will list some of the most amazing Whole30 chicken recipes that you can use to spice up your Whole30 meal plan. With these recipes, you will enjoy different Whole30 chicken salad, Whole30 chicken breast recipes, recipes for Whole30 chicken wings, and more, ensuring you do not get tired of the program.

Whole30 Chicken Recipes

1- Italian Chicken Skillet

n Chicken Skillet

The Italian chicken skillet is one of the most amazing Whole30 chicken recipes out there, and it is very easy and quick to make. Here are the ingredients you need to make this great dish:

Ingredients

  • Extra-virgin oil – 2 tablespoons
  • Skinless, boneless chicken breasts – 1 pound
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Thinly sliced onion – 1
  • Freshly torn basil – ¼ cup
  • Can crushed tomatoes
  • Dried oregano – half teaspoon
  • Low-sodium chicken broth – 1 cup
  • Minced garlic – 2 cloves
  • Medium zucchini – 2
  • Thinly sliced bell peppers – 2

Preparation

Add oil to a large frypan and heat over mid-high heat. Season the chicken with pepper and salt. Cook for about eight minutes for each side or until the chicken is golden and cooked through. Take the chicken off the plate, add peppers and onion to the pan and cook for about five minutes or until soft.

Add the zucchini and cook for about three more minutes and then add the garlic and continue cooking for about one more minute. Add the oregano for seasoning. Next, add the crushed tomatoes and broth and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the chicken to the pan again and top with veggies and sauce. Before serving, you can garnish it with basil.

2- Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Fajitas is a very tasty Whole 30 chicken recipe, and you can serve it on its own or with a good side dish. This recipe takes only about one hour to prepare and cook.

Ingredients

  • Skinless, boneless chicken breasts – 1 pound
  • Extra-virgin olive oil – ½ cup and 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin – 2 teaspoon
  • Thinly sliced onion – 1
  • Thinly sliced bell pepper – 2
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Kosher salt
  • Crushed red pepper flakes – half teaspoon
  • Lime juice – ¼ cup

Preparation

Add the cumin, red pepper flakes, lime juice, and half a cup of oil in a bowl and mix. Season the chicken with pepper and salt. Add them to the bowl and toss to evenly coat. Leave it to marinate in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to 2 hours. After marinating, pour the remaining oil in a large pan and heat over medium heat.

Add the chicken to the oil pan and cook for about 8 minutes for each or until it turns golden brown and cooked properly. Allow it to rest for about 8 minutes and slice into strips. Add the onion and bell peppers to the pan and cook for five minutes or until soft. Add the sliced chicken and stir. You can serve it with tortillas.

3- Greek Chicken Kabobs with Avocado

Greek Chicken Kabobs with Avocado

This Whole30 chicken recipe is juicy and packed with a lot of flavors. It has many great veggies to provide you with all the vitamins and nutrients you need. Here is what you need and how to prepare it.

Ingredients

Greek Chicken Kabobs

  • Chicken breast – 1 pound
  • Pepper and salt
  • Dried oregano – half tablespoon
  • Lemon juice – 1 tablespoon
  • Avocado oil – 1 tablespoon
  • Chopped onions – 1 medium
  • Chopped bell peppers – 2 medium
  • Summer squash – 2 medium
  • Greek dressing – 3 tablespoons

Avocado Tzatziki

  • Pepper and salt to taste
  • Diced cucumber – 1 cup
  • Divided fresh dill – ¼ cup
  • Red wine vinegar – ½ tablespoon
  • Lemon juice – ¼ cup
  • Minced garlic – 2 cloves
  • Large avocados – 2

Preparation

In a bowl, add chicken, pepper, salt, and Greek dressing and mix thoroughly. Pour it in a sealable dish or plastic bag and marinate for about two hours. After marinating, heat grill to mid-high heat. In a bowl, add avocado oil, chopped vegetables, dried oregano, pepper, salt, lemon juice and mix very well.

Pierce the chicken and vegetables through metal skewers to assemble kabobs. Grill for about 15 minutes or until the veggies become crispy and chicken cooked through. While the kabob is cooking, prepare the avocado tzatziki.

Add all the avocado tzatziki ingredients but only half of the dill to a high-speed blender and blend until very smooth. Pour the mixture into a bowl and stir in cucumber. Add the remaining dill, pepper, and salt. Enjoy it with the kabobs.

4- Chicken and Broccoli

Chicken and Broccoli

Chicken and broccoli is one tasty, crunchy combination that you should try. It is made with simple, healthy, and Whole30 ingredients.

Ingredients

Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo

  • Chicken breast – 1.5 pounds
  • Turnips – 3 large
  • Pepper and salt
  • Avocado oil – 1 teaspoon
  • Broccoli florets – 6 heaping cups

Alfredo sauce

  • Roasted Garlic – 1 head
  • Salt
  • Water – 1 cup and 2 tablespoons
  • Full fat coconut milk – 2 tablespoons
  • Raw cashews – half-cup + 2 tablespoons

Preparation

Run your turnips through the spiralizer to spiralize them. Set them aside after that. Time to make the sauce. Add all the ingredients of the sauce into a high-speed blender or food processor and blend until it is creamy and smooth.

Add oil to a large pan and heat over medium heat. Allow the oil to get hot for 30 seconds and add the chicken. Season with salt and cook for about 5 minutes or until browned. Add pepper, salt, and broccoli, and sauté for about five minutes. Add noodles and cook for about three minutes more or until properly cooked.  

Remove the broccoli and chicken from the pan and allow the noodles to cook. Once cooked, add the chicken and broccoli back to the pan. Take it off the heat, add the sauce, and mix.

5- Chicken Shawarma Salad

Chicken Shawarma Salad

If you are looking for a super tasty and easy-to-make Whole30 chicken salad, this is a great option to consider. Here is all you need to make this great recipe:

Ingredients

Chicken Marinate

  • Skinless, boneless chicken thighs – 1.5 pounds
  • Chicken shawarma spice blend – 2 tablespoons
  • Avocado oil
  • Lemon juice

For salad

  • Grape tomatoes – half pint
  • Sliced Persian cucumber
  • Chopped fresh mint – half cup
  • Chopped romaine – 1 mall head

Dressing

  • Pepper – ¼ teaspoon
  • Pink salt  – ¼ teaspoon
  • Lemon juice – half cup
  • Olive oil – ¼ olive oil
  • Tahini – ½ cup

Preparation

Add all the marinade ingredients to a bowl and mix properly. Put the chicken in the marinade bowl and toss to coat. Add the chicken, mix, and pour them all in a plastic bag. Put the chicken in the fridge and allow it to marinate for about two hours.

Preheat your oven to about 420 degrees Fahrenheit. Put the chicken on a baking sheet and add the remaining marinade. Cook until the chicken is cooked through or about 30 minutes. Prepare the salad while the chicken is in the oven.

In a bowl, add all the ingredients for the salad and toss. Put it in a blender, add lemon juice, olive oil, tahini, pepper, salt, and ¼ cup of water and blend until creamy. Add a little more water until the dressing gets to the desired consistency. Add the dressing to the salad and toss. When the chicken is ready, let it rest for about five minutes and then slice into strips. Put the chicken in the bowl of the salad and serve right away.

6- Chicken Skewers with Creamy Almond Sauce

Chicken Skewers with Creamy Almond Sauce

If you are looking for a quick healthy chicken recipe for lunch or dinner, you should try the chicken skewers with creamy almond sauce. It is a fun and delicious weeknight dinner option that you can your family can enjoy.

Ingredients

Marinade

  • Chicken tenders – 1.5 pounds
  • Freshly chopped cilantro – 2 tablespoons
  • Freshly grated ginger – 1 teaspoon
  • Minced garlic – 2 teaspoons
  • Fish sauce – 2 teaspoons
  • Coconut amino – ½ cup
  • Salt

Sauce

  • Minced garlic – 1 teaspoon
  • Fish sauce – 1 teaspoon
  • Freshly grated ginger – 1 teaspoon
  • Almond butter – 2 tablespoons
  • Coconut aminos – ¼ cup
  • Salt

Preparation

In a bowl, add all the marinade ingredients and mix. Put the chicken in a storage bag or glass container and add the marinade to it. Put the bag or container in the fridge and allow it to marinate for about 2 hours. After marinating, pierce all the pieces with metal or wooden skewers.

Add all the ingredients of the sauce to a bowl and mix properly. Grill the chicken on mid-high heat for about 3 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Take it off the heat and serve with almond sauce.

7- Apple Chicken Salad

Apple Chicken Salad

This is one of the favorite Whole30 chicken salad recipes of many people. It is healthy, delicious, and highly nutritious. In less than 40 minutes, this meal would be ready for consumption.

Ingredients

  • Cooked and shredded boneless chicken breasts – 2 large sizes
  • Ground black pepper – ½ teaspoon
  • Fresh lemon juice – 2 teaspoons
  • Apple cider vinegar – 1 teaspoon
  • Chopped green onion – 2 tablespoons
  • Concentrated orange juice – 3 tablespoons
  • Slivered almonds – ½ cup
  • Chopped red onion – 3 tablespoons
  • Dried cranberries – 1 cup
  • Yellow mustard – 1 teaspoon
  • Salt – 1 teaspoon
  • Whole30-compliant mayo – 1 cup
  • Cubed apple – 1 large
  • Sliced celery – 2 stalks

Preparation

Boil the chicken breasts in water for about 15 minutes or until cooked through. Allow it to cool a bit before shredding. Add all the aforementioned ingredients to a large bowl and mix thoroughly. Mix until everything is combined. You should add the concentrated orange juice one tbsp. at a time. Taste the mixture and add another 1 tbsp. of orange juice concentrate. Add pepper and salt to taste. You can serve as it is or with butter lettuce.

8- Rainbow Chicken and Vegetables

8- Rainbow Chicken and Vegetables

Rainbow Chicken and Vegetables is a very colorful dish, and it makes a great pair with sweet potatoes. It can serve as lunch or dinner. Here’s how to make this delicious Whole30 chicken recipe.

Ingredients

  • Skinless, boneless chicken breasts – 1 pound
  • Cooked brown rice – 2 cups
  • Red onions – 1 large
  • Broccoli – 1 large head
  • Thinly sliced bell peppers – 2
  • Baby carrots – 3 cups
  • Cherry tomatoes – 2 cups

For the Marinade

  • Lime juice – 2 limes
  • Extra-virgin olive oil – 1/3 cup
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly chopped cilantro – ¼ cup

Preparation

Preheat your oven to about 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Place chicken, red onion, broccoli, bell peppers, carrots, and tomatoes on two large sheet pans. Set aside and make the marinade. In a bowl, add the lime juice, cilantro, and olive oil and season with pepper and salt. Mix very well to combine.

Pour the marinade on the chicken and veggies. Add more pepper and salt to season and mix thoroughly to combine. Add the pans to the oven and bake until the chicken is cooked and veggies are tender, which would take about 25 minutes.

Put the cooked brown rice in different containers and top with the roasted chicken and veggies. You can refrigerate to preserve it for about three to four days.

9- Whole30 Chicken Cacciatore

Whole30 Chicken Cacciatore

This is one of the most Whole30-friendly chicken recipes out there. In addition to having a high nutritional value, this is a very easy and quick meal to make.

Ingredients

  • Skin-on, bone-in chicken legs – 1 pound
  • Cooking fat – 4 tablespoons
  • Chicken thighs – ½ pound
  • Freshly ground black pepper – ½ teaspoon
  • Roughly chopped fresh basil leaves – 1 tablespoon
  • Chicken broth – 1 cup
  • Can diced tomatoes – 14.5 ounces (1)
  • Minced garlic – 2 cloves
  • Drained capers – 1 tablespoon
  • Sliced mushrooms – 1 cup
  • Finely chopped red bell pepper – ½
  • Minced onion – ½
  • Kosher salt – ½ teaspoon

Preparation

Add two tbsps. of cooking fat to a large frying pan and heat over mid-high heat. Add chicken to the pan and season with pepper and salt. Sear for about three minutes and flip. Take the chicken off the heat. Add the remaining cooking fat, pepper, and onions to the pan and sauté for about three minutes.

Add mushrooms, stir, and cook for two minutes. Add garlic and stir for about a minute, then add the diced tomatoes and capers. Add the chicken back to the skillet and add the chicken broth or water. Allow everything to simmer on medium heat. After a few minutes, reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 30 minutes. Take it off the heat and serve.

Final Thoughts

Those are nine of the best Whole30 chicken recipes out there. They are very easy to make, and all the ingredients you need are easily accessible.

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