Paleo Chicken Chili Recipe #paleo

Paleo Chicken Chili Recipe

  • Author: Louise Hendon
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner, Entree
  • Cuisine: American


A deliciously lean chili sure to warm you up.


  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) of coconut oil, to cook with
  • 2 lbs (1 kg) of ground chicken (or use 4 chicken breasts and food process them)
  • 4 slices of bacon (112 g)
  • 2 large onions, diced
  • 3 bell peppers, diced
  • 2 chili peppers, seeds removed and finely diced (optional)
  • 1 can (400 g) of diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (170 g) of tomato paste
  • 2 Tablespoons (6 g) of Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon (2 g) of chili powder (or to taste)
  • 6 cloves of garlic, peeled and minced or finely diced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Saute the ground chicken and diced bacon in the coconut oil until the chicken is slightly browned.  Add in the onions and saute until softened.
  2. Place the chicken, bacon, onions, peppers, mushrooms, chili peppers, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, Italian seasoning and chili powder into a large pot.
  3. Bring the pot to a boil and then turn the heat down and simmer with the lid on for 45-50 minutes (the longer the better).  Stir every 10 minutes to make sure nothing burns on the bottom.
  4. Lastly, add in the minced garlic, season with salt and pepper to taste, and cook for 5-10 more minutes before serving.  Garnish with cilantro or basil leaves if desired.


All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.


  • Calories: 453
  • Sugar: 8 g
  • Fat: 30 g
  • Carbohydrates: 16 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 30 g