This is a super quick and easy recipe for One Pot Paleo Chicken Dinner perfect for a Sunday family dinner. Needs only 9 ingredients and 30 minutes to cook. It’s Gluten-Free, Paleo and Whole 30 friendly.
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We’ve been having some cold rainy days, and in my books, cold rainy days call for this hearty One Pot Paleo Chicken Dinner.
This recipe is an extremely simple one that came into existence one ordinary weekend when my mom decided to do some cooking – something that didn’t happen very often – which thinking back means it was actually a pretty extraordinary weekend.
Needless to say, we were so impressed with this dish she came up with, that it became a staple for rainy day dinners and lazy Sunday lunches.
How to make a One Pot Paleo Chicken Dinner:
It’s such a simple recipe, that it’s hard to believe so much flavor exists in so few ingredients.
- Baby potatoes.
I like to start off by heating up a LARGE pot, then
Then, while it sears – I quickly chop all the veggies.
You really want the chicken to SEAR. You need to let them sear to the point just before they start burning – it’s such an important step for developing the delicious flavor of this chicken dinner.
When the chicken is seared and looks like mine in the photos, turn them all over to the other side and start tossing all the ingredients on top of the chicken.
Then add the aromatics, a handful of herbs and spices, hot water and bring it up to a boil.
Once it boils, you can turn down the heat slightly – it still needs to boil, but it doesn’t need to be extremely vigorous.
Lastly, put a lid on it and set a timer for 30 minutes.
When the 30 minutes is over, it’s time to feast.
I like to dish up the meal in a serving casserole. Put the chicken to one side and the veggies on the other side using a slotted spoon.
The juice that gets left behind I pour into a sauce server. If there’s too much liquid left, you can thicken it with some tapioca starch. I’ve never had to do it though, since it tends to reduce enough throughout the 30 minutes cooking.
Of course, if you prefer – you can add double the water to turn it into more of a stew or soup.
If you need more paleo dinner inspiration for chicken, check out some of our other yummy recipes:
- Instant Pot Paleo Chicken Noodle Soup
- Simple Instant Pot Chicken Stew [Paleo, Whole 30, Low-Carb, Keto]
- Paprika Chicken Skillet
- Ratatouille Chicken Casserole
- Chicken Zucchini Meatballs [Paleo, Whole 30, Low-Carb, Keto]
One Pot Paleo Chicken Dinner How-To Video:
One Pot Paleo Chicken Dinner
- 1 lb chicken pieces (500g)
- 1 yellow onion (diced)
- 2 cups zucchini (350g)(cut into rounds)
- 2 cups baby potatoes (sliced in half)
- 2 cups carrots (peeled and sliced into rounds)
- 2 cups white button mushrooms (250g) (sliced half)
- 2 cups hot water
Herbs and Spices:
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 1 tsp ground coriander
- 1 tbsp salt (use 2 tsp if you're using fine table salt)
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- Heat up a large pot and sear the chicken, skin side down. It needs to get a GOOD sear, so don't be scared to let it sit for a while.
- Now, add all the rest of the ingredients and bring to a boil.
- Lower the heat so it doesn't boil too vigorously.
- Put a lid on the pot and let it boil for 30 minutes.
- When done, I like to separate the vegetables, chicken and sauce.
- Garnish with freshly chopped parsley and serve immediately.