Island Chicken

June 30, 2014

Island Chicken

Chicken is one of the most versatile foods on The Paleo Diet menu. This summer island chicken is simple and easy to prepare and can be either baked or grilled. Be sure to use free range, organic chicken to ensure a healthy meal. Pair with a Paleo salad and fresh summer fruit for a delicious evening meal.


Serves 4

  • 1 whole chicken precut, or use cuts of your choice up to 2 pounds of meat
  • ½ fresh pineapple, skinned, cored and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • ½ fresh mango skinned, and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • Juice from one whole lemon
  • 2T extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp cayenne


1. Wash chicken pieces. Skin can be removed or left on.

2. Place in shallow baking dish and set aside.

3. Combine remaining ingredients in blender and puree.

4. Coat chicken pieces with marinade, covering thoroughly

5. Cover with foil and bake in 375 degree oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on density of chicken.

6. Optional: Meat can also be grilled on the barbecue.

7. Use medium heat, turning and basting throughout cooking process.

Lorrie Cordain, M.Ed., Co-Author of The Paleo Diet Cookbook

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  1. April says:

    What about onion powder? It is AIP compliant and will give it some flavor.

    • Karla says:

      Thanks April! I’ll try it and let you know how it turns out.

    • Karla says:

      Update: well….I tried the recipe with onion powder and it was just meh. Not bad, though, but of course lacks the oomph and contrast to the fruit sauce that the cayenne would’ve provided had I been able to use it instead. Sooo, because I like this recipe and the fruit flavors with chicken I’m going to try it next time with garlic powder or minced garlic. I may try some sliced onions added in as well. More to come…… :)

  2. Karla says:

    What could I sub the cayenne with for flavor to make this recipe AIP compliant? Any suggestions?
    Thank you!

  3. peter says:

    why is chicken even on the diet menu? What do chickens eat and please don’t mention “free range”.

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