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Paleo Salsa Verde Chicken (easy)

Posted on Feb 18, 2015 | 0 comments

Paleo Salsa Verde Chicken (easy)

Paleo Salsa Verde Chicken


By popular demand from reader emails, here is another easy slow-cooker recipe for busy people eating paleo: Paleo Salsa Verde Chicken.


If you have not already invested in a slow-cooker, you gotta do it. Such a time saver, pop everything in it and leave your house for hours while it bastes, tenderizes, and melds flavors together. When you get home, tired and hungry, your house smells fantastic and voilà, a delicious dish like Paleo Salsa Verde Chicken, is ready and waiting.


Here is my favorite story about our slow-cooker. (I have this Instant Pot.) After a long bike ride yesterday, hubby Fritz and I made my Paleo Tortillas to go with the Paleo Salsa Verde Chicken. After tasting his first bite, he groaned with pleasure, and said, “I love everything that comes out of that pot!”


I serve my Paleo Salsa Verde Chicken with my Paleo Guacamole, sliced tomatoes and chopped fresh cilantro. Steaming hot Paleo Tortillas on the side round it all out.


You can’t mess this recipe up. Easy peasy. A little shopping, chopping, close the lid, done!




Paleo Salsa Verde Chicken

  • Prep time:  15 minutes
  • Cook time:  2-6 hours, depends on heat setting you choose
  • Servings:  6 servings


  • 2 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken (I think thighs impart the best flavor)
  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh tomatillos, husks removed, chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 large jalapeno peppers, seeded, chopped
  • 1 small bunch fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 4 tsp. lime juice
  • 2 tsp. garlic granules or powder
  • 1 TBS. salt
  • 3 TBS. extra virgin olive oil


(Payton’s Paleo 30 Day Challenge friendly)

1. Cut chicken into large chunks, place in slow-cooker.

2. Place all other ingredients on top of chicken and stir to mix well.

3. Cover and set slow-cooker to desired heat and cooking time: (These times are approximates, adjust according to your slow-cooker.)

     High heat – 2 1/2 hours

     Med heat – 3 1/2 hours

     Low heat – 5 1/2 hours

4) At the end of the cooking time, because I like my Paleo Salsa Verde Chicken to have a thick consistency, I remove the lid and cook on a high-simmer for about 5-10 more minutes, until thickened to my likeness. For a thinner sauce, you can skip this part.


Paleo Salsa Verde Chicken is my go-to recipe for small parties because it is so easy to double the recipe and have my slow-cooker do all the work.



My Paleo Guacamole



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