Paleo Coconut Pecan Crusted Chicken Breasts Recipe

paleo coconut pecan crusted chicken salad recipe gluten free grain free
Paleo Coconut Pecan Crusted Chicken Salad

Man, this summer is going by so fast.  I’m trying to enjoy myself, as much as possible, before it’s all gone.  I sure have been relishing the fresh, local produce! I love having a deliciously crisp salad for lunch.  Every day, I experiment with different ingredients, to create a salad with flavor and pizzaz.

I like to prep most of my food, to make it easier to produce quick, paleo meals throughout the week.  Usually, I’ll bake or grill some chicken breast, cut fruit and veggies, boil some eggs, and bake some bacon.  This week, I baked these Coconut Pecan Crusted Chicken Breasts.  Not to pat myself on the back or anything, but they turned out great.  Now, this is one of my all time favorite recipes for chicken breasts.

Paleo Coconut Pecan Crusted Chicken Breasts Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Paleo Coconut Pecan Crusted Chicken Breasts Recipe



  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. Pulse pecans and coconut flakes in food processor until you have a meal-like consistency (like breadcrumbs).
  3. Transfer nut meal into shallow dish
  4. Salt chicken breast.
  5. Place each chicken breast into nut meal and coat well on both sides.
  6. Lay chicken breast on baking sheet covered with parchment paper
  7. Bake in oven until internal temperature reaches 165° F., about 30 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven.
  9. Serve.

To recreate the salad in the photo, simply mix broccoli slaw with romaine lettuce, toss in some red grapes and avocado chunks, and add a tablespoon or two of paleo mayo and a touch of honey.  Mix it all together and plate.  Slice one of the Coconut Pecan Crusted Chicken Breast and lay onto salad.  Sprinkle with fresh, chopped cilantro.  Boom, you have a salad!

I hope you’re all enjoying your summer.  Take the time to savor all of the flavors of the season.

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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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