AIP Paleo Red Onion-Lime Chicken Recipe

I was planning a really great post for y’all today.  But, if you follow me on social media, you most likely know I’ve been in redecorating hell all week.  The painting was supposed to be done on Thursday; however, as often happens, there were issues.  So, here I am on Friday, still in a mess. Rather than not post at all, I decided to share my recipe for AIP Paleo Red Onion-Lime Chicken.  This is a really easy, one skillet meal that you can prepare in about an hour.

aip paleo red onion lime chicken by paleo cajun lady
AIP Paleo Red Onion-Lime Chicken Recipe| Paleo Cajun Lady

AIP Paleo Red Onion-Lime Chicken Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 55 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 4 servings

I usually serve this chicken dish with my Smothered Cajun Greens on the side. You could also do mashed cauliflower or sweet potato.


  • 1 tablespoon cooking fat ( coconut oil, lard, bacon fat, etc.)
  • 2 pounds chicken pieces of your choice
  • 1 red onion, sliced into rings
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 cup chicken broth ( bone broth, if you have it)
  • juice from 1 lime (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 1 lime, sliced
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves, divided
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
  • salt to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. In large cast iron or ovenproof skillet, heat cooking fat until it melts and pan is very hot. Dry chicken pieces and salt on all sides. Lay chicken into hot skillet. Brown chicken on all sides ( about 3 minutes per side). Once chicken is browned, add red onion to skillet. Cook until onions are soft and starting to brown. Add garlic. Continue to cook for 1 minute. Add chicken broth, lime juice and slices, half of cilantro, and honey or maple syrup. Give it a good stir to mix ingredients. Remove from heat and place skillet in oven. Cook for 40 minutes, or until internal temperature of chicken reaches 160° F. Remove from oven. Sprinkle on other half of cilantro leaves. Salt to taste. Serve.

Next week, after most of the redecorating is done, I’ll be back to my usual posting schedule.  It’s killing me not to be able to work in my kitchen.  I also want to start a new series called “Meet My Favorite AIP Bloggers“.  In this series, I would introduce you to the AIP bloggers I follow on a daily or weekly basis.  I get questions every day from people wanting great AIP recipes, autoimmune information, or tips for batch cooking, traveling AIP, and menu planning.  It would take me years of writing to discuss everything available to you.  I know you don’t have that kind of time to wait.  So, if I can point you in the right direction by introducing you to others in the AIP blogging community, that’s what I’m going to do.

kitchen redo pic
This is why I can’t get into my kitchen!

In the meanwhile, if y’all would be so kind as to let me know what information you’re looking for most, that would be wonderful.  Just leave it in the comments or email me.

I hope you all enjoy my AIP Paleo Red Onion-Lime Chicken recipe!

I wish you all good health….and good food!

Tara Perillo

Welcome all. I am Tara Perillo, herbalist, homeopath, yoga and fitness instructor, and healthy foodie . After successfully reaching remission of my lupus symptoms, through changes in my diet, exercise, and lifestyle, I wrote the ebook, Sickness To Fitness Quick Start Guide. I am also honored to have my paleo and AIP recipes featured in Paleo Magazine, Paleo Living Magazine, Shape Magazine Online, 85 Amazing AIP Breakfasts, The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook, and blogs by The Paleo Mom, Kris Kresser, Whole New Mom and many others. My focus is to help others become stronger in every facet of their lives. Join me to become stronger in health, mind, body, and spirit, together!

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