Being sick does not mean you cannot still enjoy flavorful meals. Even if you are ill or trying to recuperate, you should be able to enjoy healthy and delicious meals.
That is why we have carefully prepared the list of AIP chicken recipes to help heal or manage any autoimmune condition you might be dealing with.
These recipes are palatable, safe, and healthy and help to regulate pain, inflammation, and similar symptoms.
1. Baked Turmeric Chicken
The first on the list is Baked Turmeric Chicken. It is a popular AIP recipe and just like many other baked foods, it requires little hands-on time.
The most significant element of this recipe is the turmeric which gives the chicken an earthy color and flavor. Also, it has anti-inflammatory properties which is an essential feature of AIP diets. This recipe also contains various nutrients needed to improve a patient’s health and well-being.
The Gluten-free Chicken Piccata is a simple dish of crunchy chicken and lemon-caper sauce.
Before cooking, the chicken is coated in eggs, coconut, and almond flour to give it a golden brown color, and a crispy texture. This recipe is a fantastic AIP option for dinner especially when served with garlic cauliflower or creamy mashed potatoes.
3. Crockpot Whole Chicken
If I were to describe this recipe in two words, it would be flavourful and juicy.
The whole chicken is cooked in a crockpot with or without the vegetables until it is crispy and brown. The beauty of this recipe is that it’s super versatile. You can customize it with AIP-compliant vegetables and still have a wholesome meal.
Plus, if you have little time to make meals, this recipe is meal-prep-friendly.
This recipe is a subtle combination of honey, lime, and chicken thighs. For the AIP version, honey is often substituted with any liquid low-carb sweetener.
The AIP version is also made less spicy by substituting pepper with ginger. This is because most autoimmune patients are intolerant to spicy foods.
5. Chicken Alfredo Pasta
Chicken Alfredo pasta is a great family meal for any time of the day. Unlike conventional pasta, this recipe used AIP-compliant pasta like zucchini noodles or spaghetti squash.
For the Alfredo sauce, it doesn’t also use any dairy-based product. Instead, it goes for AIP-compliant products like coconut milk.
This Italian-American dish is highly nutritious, so you don’t need to serve it with a side dish or enhance its taste. But if you must, a simple roasted broccoli or light salad will do.
The AIP version of chicken with rosemary mushroom sauce is a creamy gravy dish.
It is highly nutritious and made with the most gut-friendly and dairy-free ingredients. Therefore, it is suitable for patients with sensitive guts and autoimmune conditions.
This recipe is also a household favorite because it is easy to prepare and it perfectly blends with different side dishes.
7. AIP Indian Green Curry Chicken
This dish is perfect if you are looking for an Indian chicken recipe with a nice sauce.
This recipe substitutes yogurt for lime for the AIP version and contains a lot of turmeric with anti-inflammatory properties. Plus, this recipe uses Indian green curry, which naturally boosts its taste and flavor, so the food doesn’t rely on AIP non-compliant products.
Are you looking for something flavorful, creamy, and AIP-compliant? Nothing does the job better than a Thai-Inspired Coconut Lime Chicken.
What I love about this recipe is its citrus flavor. The lime juice adds this complimentary tangy taste to the dish and boosts the flavor of the meal without introducing any unapproved ingredient.
9. AIP Indian Grill Chicken
This recipe is a lot like the Indian green curry chicken, but the significant difference is that it contains less green vegetables. The most distinctive feature of this recipe is the marinade. It’s filled with AIP-compliant ingredients and seasonings that are flavorful and anti-inflammatory.
Plus, we all know that grilling is a healthier alternative to frying.
This recipe is an AIP version of Indian curry. It is as delicious as the original version but dairy-free requires few ingredients and has less cooking time. You can easily customize this dish using different AIP-approved vegetables to enhance its flavor.
You can serve this fantastic Indian curry with homemade cassava rotis or cauliflower pilaf if made with AIP ingredients.
11. Thai AIP Chicken Soup
This recipe should be your go-to if you love coconut milk or cream. The coconut milk adds so much creaminess or flavor to the soup that you wouldn’t prefer its non-AIP alternative.
Plus, it is a great option for dinner if you do not want to spend all day in the kitchen. This recipe is not just for those with autoimmune conditions, other members of the family can enjoy it too.
The AIP Chicken Tenders is one of our favorite AIP dishes, probably because it contains plantain. This recipe is crunchy, dairy-free, and gluten-free.
The major difference between this AIP version and your regular chicken tenders is that it uses cassava flour in place of wheat. It is also baked and not fried.
13. Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets
I love chicken nuggets because it is tasty, crunchy, and it is easy to cook. Before now, autoimmune patients were not advised to eat chicken nuggets because it contains grains, gluten, and non-compliance preservatives.
But with this new AIP version of gluten-free chicken nuggets, autoimmune patients can enjoy chicken nuggets without fear of grains or gluten. It can be served as dinner or enjoyed as a snack.
If you wish to add a touch of Asian to your AIP menu, try the popular AIP Mongolian Chicken.
With just slices of chicken breast or thighs, green onions, chicken broth, ginger, and garlic, you are good to go. It replaces soy sauce with chicken aminos and cornstarch with arrowroot starch. You can add chicken broth to boost the food’s taste (if made with approved ingredients).
15. Orange Chicken
Orange chicken was originally a Chinese dish but today, its popularity has grown across different countries.
To prepare an AIP version of this recipe, use coconut aminos instead of soy sauce and maple syrup instead of sugar. Also, it is best to use chicken thighs for this recipe because they are softer than chicken breast.
This is probably the easiest and most convenient recipe on this list. It is highly AIP compliant. But that is not all, cooking in an instant pot blends flavors from the different ingredients to give that distinctive taste that we all love.
To get the best result, endeavor to use only boneless and skinless chicken.
17. Chicken Zoodle Soup
Great news! Remember your favorite chicken noodle soup? Even that too can be transformed into an AIP recipe.
All you need to do is to get rid of the noodles and replace them with spiralized zucchini. Spiralized zucchini contains low carb and it is therefore suitable for autoimmune patients. It is also gut-friendly and a great option for those with delicate digestive systems.
If you ever need to fix yourself a healthy dinner quickly, think of Chicken Florentine. It is very easy to make and that is why people love it.
It is a non-dairy dish, but it is prepared using coconut milk to give the sauce a creamy texture. It also contains a healthy dose of spinach, an antioxidant that replenishes the body’s supply of vitamins and minerals.
19. Buffalo Chicken Salad
No one would blame you if you ever get addicted to this chicken salad. It is truly a game-changer.
Ingredients for this recipe include chicken, vegetables, and an AIP-compliant alternative to blue cheese for the toppings. It is dairy-free, flavourful, and AIP-compliant. The best thing about this recipe is that it saves time and you can prepare it beforehand.
20. Chicken Parmesan
Chicken parmesan is an Italian-American, non-pasta dish. With little modifications here and there, this too can become AIP approved.
Use cassava flour instead of wheat bread flour, and make sure your parmesan is dairy-free. Also, use AIP-compliant ingredients such as butternut squash and roasted veggies to prepare the marinara sauce.
If you love chicken wings, you should not sleep on this one.
Chicken is baked without oil so you don’t have to worry about all those greasiness and excessive calories. This makes baked chicken wings a suitable option for your AIP menu.
22. Chicken Kheema Paratha
The Chicken Kheema Paratha is one of the high-protein recipes on the list. Like other recipes discussed above, the regular version is not AIP compliant. But with the right modifications, this recipe can become one of the best chicken AIP recipes.
To modify, add coconut oil and cassava flour instead of regular bread flour. You can also serve with AIP-compliant sides such as vegetable curry.
If you have yet to try this Zesty Lemon-Roasted chicken, you are missing out on a lot.
The flavor and the aroma are simply out of this world. Your taste buds don’t have to suffer because of your autoimmune disease. To improve the flavor further, you can add a healthy amount of rosemary, thyme, and lime.
24. 15-minute AIP Chicken Salad
If you need something fresh, punchy, spicy, and delicious you should go for this chicken salad. Consider it a healthier version of your Mama’s signature salad.
Chicken salad is often served on a row of cucumber halves or greens and dressed with lemon juice or olive oil. You can also add one or two tablespoons of coconut oil to make it creamier and more AIP-compliant.
Chicken and Dumplings is one of the popular recipes in winter. It is very nutritious, prepared with chicken thighs and fresh vegetables.
The AIP version of chicken dumplings is dairy free although it contains coconut cream, which gives the dish a creamy texture.
There you have it. Being diagnosed with an autoimmune condition is not a death sentence, nor does it stop you from enjoying the dishes you love. These AIP chicken recipes with a healthy lifestyle will help manage the condition and make you heal faster.
One common feature of these AIP dishes is that they are gluten-free, dairy-free, and contain little spices.