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Paprika Chicken
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 35 mins

Paprika Chicken Skillet loaded with veggies in a non-dairy creamy sauce is a 30-minute weeknight meal that is Whole30, GF, and Low Carb! Can be made spicy!

Course: Mains
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
Keyword: creamy paprika chicken, dairy free low carb chicken, how to make paprika chicken, quick whole30 chicken recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 292 kcal
Author: Alyssa Brantley
5 from 22 votes
close up of paprika chicken in a cast-iron skillet
  • 1 Tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 Tablespoon mild paprika
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 large yellow onion halved and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 pound baby spinach finely chopped
  • 1 handful fresh cilantro finely chopped
  • 2/3 cup full-fat canned coconut milk
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine chicken thighs with paprika, salt, pepper, turmeric, and garlic powder. Toss until well coated.

  2. Peel onion and thinly slice. Finely chop baby spinach and cilantro.

  1. Heat a large 12" cast iron skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add avocado oil and then chicken. Cook chicken 5 to 6 minutes, undisturbed and then flip and repeat.

  2. Add grape tomatoes and sliced onion. Gently toss to coat with spices.

    Cook 5 to 7 minutes, until tomatoes, are soft enough to easily burst under the weight of a spatula or wooden spoon. Smash all of the tomatoes so they release their juices.

  3. Add chopped cilantro and spinach along with coconut milk and mix well.

  4. Reduce heat to low and continue cooking an additional 8 to 10 minutes until chicken is cooked through and the sauce has thickened a bit.

    Serve over rice, cauliflower rice or gluten-free pasta and Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Paprika Chicken
Amount Per Serving (0.25 finished dish)
Calories 292 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 108mg36%
Sodium 719mg31%
Potassium 730mg21%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 4660IU93%
Vitamin C 19.2mg23%
Calcium 61mg6%
Iron 3.4mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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