AIP Paleo Strawberry-Balsamic Chicken Recipe

This is very possibly my favorite recipe I’ve ever created, Strawberry-Balsamic Chicken!  Not only is it easy to cook, but it’s also really, really tasty.  And, it all cooks up in just 30 minutes!

AIP Paleo Strawberry-Balsamic Chicken Recipe by Paleo Cajun Lady
AIP Paleo Strawberry-Balsamic Chicken Recipe

You’ll love the flavors of the sweet and tart strawberries and balsamic vinegar reduction, mixed with the mild taste of the crispy chicken. It’s the perfect end of summer meal.  I served mine with a baked sweet potato, with a little sauce on top.  It was pretty amazing, if I do say so myself. I’ve used drumsticks, chicken breasts and thighs to make this dish.  It’s come out tasting fabulous each time.  I do like to use skin-on chicken pieces.  Otherwise, you won’t get that crispy deliciousness.  But, it does still taste really good!

AIP Paleo Strawberry-Balsamic Chicken Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 3 to 6 servings

AIP Paleo Strawberry-Balsamic Chicken Recipe


  • 1 tablespoon cooking fat
  • 5 to 6 chicken pieces (must all fit into 1 large cast iron pan)
  • salt, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Strawberry-Balsamic Reduction
  • 1 pint organic strawberries, stems removed and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
  • juice from 1/2 lemon (about 1 tablespoon)
  • pinch salt


  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. Melt cooking fat in large cast iron pan, over medium heat.
  3. Sprinkle salt onto chicken pieces.
  4. Lay chicken pieces, skin side down in melted fat.
  5. Cook until skin is golden and crispy, about 3 minutes.
  6. Flip chicken pieces over and cook for another 3 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat.
  8. In a small saucepan, combine ingredients for Strawberry-Balsamic Reduction.
  9. Bring to a boil, over medium heat.
  10. Reduce heat to medium/low.
  11. Continue to cook for another 5 minutes.
  12. Remove from heat.
  13. Pour reduction over chicken pieces.
  14. Drizzle honey over chicken pieces.
  15. Place cast iron pan in oven and bake for 30 minutes, or until internal temperature of chicken reaches 160° F.
  16. Remove from oven.
  17. Serve chicken pieces topped with Strawberry-Balsamic Reduction.
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Strawberry-Balsamic Chicken by Paleo Cajun Lady
Strawberry-Balsamic Chicken and a baked sweet potato

As always, I wish you good health…..and, good food! *This post contains affiliate links.  If you make a purchase using one of these links, I may receive compensation.  Thank you for helping to support my blogging efforts here at Paleo Cajun Lady.- Tara Perillo

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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3 Replies to “AIP Paleo Strawberry-Balsamic Chicken Recipe”

  1. You have created such a beautiful dish! I can imagine it is just divine. I love the combo of strawberries and balsamic, and this looks like a great way to bring them together. Pure yum!


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