Paleo Plan

Chicken Apple

Makes lunch for two. This meal can easily be made the night before, for a quick lunch to bring along to work.

Approximate cooking time: 20 minutes


  • 2 (4-6oz) boneless, skinless chicken breasts (or use leftover chicken from another meal)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt (optional)
  • 1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbs coconut oil
  • 1 large apple
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon or allspice


  1. Dice chicken breasts. Season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Set aside.
  2. Heat a medium saute pan over medium-high heat. Add coconut oil when hot.
  3. Add diced chicken and cook until slightly pink (about 150° F).
  4. Grate apple into pan.
  5. Add cinnamon or allspice.
  6. Continue to cook until chicken is done and apple is tender.


  1. jassnip

    I detest this particular recipe. The flavors do NOT marry well and I find myself gagging after about 5 bites. JMHO.

  2. This is awesome. We absolutely love this recipe. You have to cook the apples long enough. I bake the chicken (with olive oil and cover)and then shred it and eat it hot.

  3. paulandsteph

    We love this recipe too! We think the flavors go great together!

  4. I haven’t tried this yet, but love chicken and apples together (I’ve always included apples in my chicken salad). What I like about this is that it looks so easy. I love simple recipes — please keep them coming.

  5. kschattilly

    I just tried this recipe and thought it was a wonderful change in flavor. I used my pre-cooked already spiced up baked lean chicken breast and a macintosh apple with cinnamon. Easy, Easy, Easy!

  6. I think this would be great with celery and onions added!

  7. Delicious. Took about 5 min to prepare and a few mintues to cook. =p

  8. tifaholic

    Sweet chicken tastes weird. Nonetheless, great dish for quick post workout meal

  9. It was good, but I think it was missing something. It’s all the same color.

  10. Stephanie

    Just made this & added spinach & a little maple pepper instead of cinnamon. Came out great!

  11. I have been making this for a long time, its a great recipe.

  12. I made this last night. After reading the comments, I decided to add onions, celery, and a last minute decision of sliced almonds. I thought it was delicious. Loved the apple and cinnamon. The celery gave it texture and a pop of color. I thought it could even be served over a bed of spinach for a hearty salad.

  13. Steve M

    Loved it…made it and then created a spinach salad covered with the chicken, slices of crispy bacon and a few candied Trader Joes pecans……I also included a few quartered apple pieces in the sauté in addition to the grated apple pulp…..loved it…next time will try a little Paleo friendly dressing to give it a little creaminess….

  14. Andrew

    I also sautéed some chopped sweet potatoes and mixed it up with this. Tasted great! I used more cinnamon than the recipe calls for, though.

  15. Easy to make BUT I agree that the flavors clash terribly… Yuck:(

  16. What would you serve this with…. my husband and son would never be full after this!!

  17. I loved it. I took the advice of some of the other comments and added celery, onion, and carrots. My husband and son were not fans of it, but I will make it again and add sweet potatos (another thing neither of them like-but this time the meal is just for me)!

  18. Kamille

    This recipe is so easy! A quick go to when you don’t feel like doing some hardcore cooking! Absolutely tasty!

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