This Paleo Whole30 Skillet Cilantro Lime Chicken is quick to make and very delicious. It’s gluten free, dairy free, low carb and low FODMAP.
I have a grilled cilantro lime chicken already on my site, but I thought a skillet one would be great for those times you don’t want to grill. This is made in a skillet and doesn’t take long at all. While it cooks, roast some veggies (broccoli is great with it) to make a complete meal.
This is the seventh month of my healthy baking challenge. I know it’s not baking, but I’m doing 2 Whole30 recipes this month and will be bake to baking next month. In December I shared the Paleo Cinnamon Candied Almonds and Paleo Cranberry Bliss Bars. It was so fun to see all the recreations of those recipes and I can’t wait to see these this month. Here are the instructions to enter:
- Make this recipe between January 1st-31st
- Once you make it, take a picture and post it on Instagram, Facebook, or email it to me: [email protected] (you don’t need to do all 3). If posting to Instagram, use the #realfoodbakingchallenge hashtag so I can find it. If your profile is private, send me a DM. If using Facebook, just post to my page and I’ll see it.
- Bonus entry if you come back and leave a review on the recipe you made
- I’ll randomly choose a winner to win $100 Amazon gift card. Yay!
- I also shared Paleo Whole30 Philly Cheesesteak Breakfast Casserole and if you make both recipes you are entered twice! Then we’ll start over the next month. I’m looking forward to seeing all the recreations.
Low FODMAP Chicken
This chicken still has great flavor while avoiding onion and garlic. Chives and garlic oil are used for those flavors as well as the fresh cilantro which has lots of flavor.
Cilantro– you either love it or hate it. If you hate it, then this isn’t the recipe for you It’s the star of the recipe and adds so much freshness and flavor. Choose organic if possible.
Garlic Oil– Adds great garlic flavor while keeping it low FODMAP. Use more avocado oil and 1 teaspoon garlic powder if you don’t need it low FODMAP.
Avocado Oil– I love how neutral in flavor this oil is and has a high smoke point.
Lime Juice– Adds freshness and pairs with the cilantro perfectly.
Ghee and Coconut Milk– adds great richness and flavor. The coconut oil is not overpowering. One note about the coconut milk is to make sure you use one without guar gum as that is not low FODMAP and in general can cause stomach irritation.
Salt– Always necessary, not much explanation needed
I hope you enjoy this paleo Whole30 skillet cilantro lime chicken and make sure to come back here and leave a comment once you’ve tried it.
Paleo Whole30 Skillet Cilantro Lime Chicken
- 4 chicken breasts, about 1.5 pounds
- 1 tablespoon garlic oil
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
- 1/4 cup chopped chives
- 1 cup water
- 3 tablespoons lime juice (from 1 lime)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup full fat coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons ghee
- Make the chicken. Make sure all the chicken pieces are the same thickness. You can buy it thin or pound it yourself to make it even.
- Add the garlic and avocado oils to a large skillet and heat to medium heat. Sprinkle the salt and pepper over the chicken breasts and place in the pan. Cook 3 minutes on one side, flip and cook 4 minutes. Remove the chicken to a plate. It will not be fully cooked at this time.
- Add the cilantro, chives, water, lime juice, and salt to the pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium/low and cook 10 minutes. Add in the coconut milk and ghee and stir to combine.
- Add the chicken back in, cover and cook on medium 5 minutes then uncover and cook 5 more minutes or until chicken reaches 165° internally. Serve with sauce over the chicken.