Spicy Paprika & Lime Chicken (Paleo)



My husband and I made this last night and it was sooooo delicious! Spices and lime used in the marinade will take your taste buds on a little holiday to the Caribbean! Hey we have to get ready for next week right?!?! I’m having so much fun trying out all these new recipes!

*I used chicken tenderloins but you could use the breast and cut it into strips just adjust your cooking time to the size of the strips.


1 Package of chicken tenderloins
5 tsps paprika (You could also use sweet if you can find it, I could not but it came out great with regular)
1 tsp cayenne pepper or chill powder (I used cayenne my husband and I have a slight obsession with Spice!)
1 1/2 tsp Celtic salt or sea salt
1 tsp Allspice
1 tsp coriander seeds powder (you can grind coriander seeds with mortar & pestle)
1 tsp black pepper
3 tbsps olive oil
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 tsps tomato paste
2 limes (zest + juice from one lime for the marinade and juice from the second when serving)
Coconut oil for frying (I just eye balled the amount)


1. Mix all marinade ingredients in a large bowl. Rinse chicken meat and cut larger pieces in half keeping long slices. Using your hands, cover and rub the pieces with the marinade. Cover with cling wrap and set aside for at least one hour before grilling.

2. If using a grill plate or a frying pan on your stove, heat one teaspoon of coconut oil until sizzling hot. Fry chicken pieces for 3 minutes on each side and then remove to a plate to rest. Make sure not to overcrowd the frying pan or you will end up with too much meat juice and your dish will become stewed rather than grilled chicken. If using a BBQ, heat the plate to sizzling hot and either spray with olive oil or brush with coconut oil. Place chicken pieces on the plate with a little space in between and cook for 3 minutes on each side on medium/high heat with the lid on.

3. Remove cooked chicken to a serving plate and drizzle with more lime juice before serving.

Preparation time: 10 minutes + at least 1 hour marinating time
Cooking time: 15 minutes depending on the size of frying pan

ENJOY!!!!! Let me know how it come’s out if you make it or if you tweak it! I love new ideas!

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