Paleo Southwestern Chicken with Peppers

by Krista on February 12, 2014 · 14 comments

Paleo Southwestern Chicken with Peppers

A Paleo Southwestern Chicken dish served with sauteed peppers and onions that can be ready in less than 30 minutes.

I have always been a fan of Mexican food growing up, but since moving down to Texas and experiencing all the awesome Tex-Mex restaurants they have down here. I have become a little… you could say.. obsessed

I take advantage of any excuse I can to make enchiladas, steak tacos, tostadas, pico de gallo, guacamole. …ok… you get the point. Anything Mexican, I’m all over it.

When most people think of Mexican food they usually think chips and tortillas. Well, if you are on a grain free or gluten free diet, those things just don’t work. Which is why I came up with this Paleo Southwestern Chicken dish.

Not only is this super healthy dish done in less them 30 minutes, {um… win!} it is packed with protein, healthy fats, and vitamin C. If you wanted to add a little more substance to it and keep it paleo or gluten free, serve this dish on a a piece of lettuce to eat it “taco style”. :)

To get started, heat a large skillet to medium high heat. Pat dry 4 chicken breasts and season with salt & pepper on both sides.

Paleo Southwestern Chicken with Peppers 1Add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil to the large skillet, once melted add chicken breasts to the pan and saute  for 5-6 minutes per side or until there is no more pink in the middle.

Paleo Southwestern Chicken with Peppers 4Remove chicken from the pan and place on a plate. Next add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil to the skillet you just sautéed the chicken in.

Paleo Southwestern Chicken with Peppers 2Once oil is melted, add 1 yellow pepper  julienned, 1 red pepper julienned, and 2 medium yellow onions julienned. Saute for 5-7 minutes at medium high heat.

Paleo Southwestern Chicken with Peppers 3Season with salt & pepper. To serve, place pepper and onion mixture on a plate with the chicken breast on top. Serve with a side of Pico de Gallo or homemade Guacamole!

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Recipe type: Paleo, Poultry, Chicken, Gluten-Free
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 1 red pepper, julienned
  • 1 yellow pepper, julienned
  • 2 medium yellow onions, julienned
  • salt & pepper
  • Guacomole {optional}
  • Pico de Gallo {optional}
Instructions
  1. Heat a large skillet to medium high heat. Pat dry chicken breasts and season with salt & pepper on both sides.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil to the large skillet, once melted add chicken breasts to the pan and saute for 5-6 minutes per side or until there is no more pink in the middle.
  3. Remove chicken from the pan and place on a plate. Next add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil to the skillet you just sautéed the chicken.
  4. Once oil is melted, add yellow pepper, red pepper, and onions. Saute for 5-7 minutes at medium high heat. Season with salt & pepper.
  5. To serve, place pepper and onion mixture on a plate with the chicken breast on top.
  6. Serve with a side of Pico de Gallo or homemade Guacamole!


{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Chris @ Shared Appetite February 12, 2014 at 8:19 AM

I could totally eat Mexican/Southwest/Tex-Mex every single day for the rest of my life and be a very happy guy. LOVE it. The sear you got on the chicken is beautiful… love that golden-brown crust!

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Krista February 12, 2014 at 3:02 PM

Seriously, right!? Basically the best thing ever!

So funny you talk about the sear, I was all excited about it when I finished cooking it because I thought of the photos. :) Life of food bloggers. Plus, it just tastes better with all those juices seared in there! YUM. :)

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laramealor.com February 12, 2014 at 10:15 AM

I too love Mexican food, this dish looks so good and it being healthy is a plus. Thanks for sharing.

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Krista February 12, 2014 at 1:41 PM

Doesn’t it rock, so one of my favorite types of food! Healthy is always a plus. :)

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Pat February 12, 2014 at 3:39 PM

This looks delicious, and so healthy. I see coconut oil in the recipe! One of my best oils. This will be a quick lunch any day.

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Krista February 12, 2014 at 9:50 PM

Thanks Pat, coconut oil is one of my favorites to use. This would definitely be a great lunch to have, hope you enjoy! :)

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Kathy February 13, 2014 at 8:53 AM

This is definitely going on my menu! My whole family would love it!

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Krista February 14, 2014 at 8:26 AM

Awesome Kathy! :)

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Kelly February 13, 2014 at 7:44 PM

We are big fans of Mexican dishes too and I love this Paleo twist with this chicken dish. The chicken looks so tender and cooked perfectly and the peppers add such a wonderful pop of color! Great recipe Krista :)

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Krista February 14, 2014 at 8:30 AM

Thanks so much Kelly, all the flavors in this dish rock especially the sweetness from the bell peppers. :)

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Alyssa @ My Sequined Life February 14, 2014 at 12:06 AM

This looks amazing! Anything that comes with a side of guac is a “win” for me, but rarely is it a meal as healthy and fresh-looking as this one. Yum! :)

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Krista February 14, 2014 at 8:16 AM

haha.. me too Alyssa sounds like we are on the same page with the guac. :)

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Heather {Woods of Bell Trees} February 17, 2014 at 4:27 AM

That chicken looks like PERFECTION. Seared perfectly and so moist on the inside! Mmmm

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Krista February 17, 2014 at 1:20 PM

Aww.. thanks Heather! The flavor of it was amazing too, super simple yet delicious! :)

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