Paleo Southwestern Chicken with Peppers

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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.

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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.

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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 in.

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Once 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.

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Season 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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Southwestern Chicken

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 4
  • Category: Paleo, Poultry, Chicken, Gluten-Free

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!

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Krista
Hi! I'm the recipe developer and food photographer behind all these easy healthy recipes! I love food, Jesus, morning lattes, and am obsessed with fantasy football! { more }
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16 Responses
    1. 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. 🙂

  1. 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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