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50+ Easy Paleo Summer Recipes: Strawberry Basil Chicken

Using a skillet or grill, this Strawberry Basil Chicken is bringing out the best of summer produce in one delicious dinner! This savory and sweet combo is loaded with flavor and just a handful of ingredients. Only 20 minutes is all you need!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Diet GlutenFreeDiet
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Amy Rains


  • 3-4 large chicken breast
  • 1-2 tbsp avocado oil (or olive oil)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar + more to taste
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 cup chopped fresh basil leaves


  1. Begin by heating a large skillet to medium heat.

  2. Prepare your chicken breasts: you may need to pound the breast to make them a bit thinner, mine were approximately 1 inch. While the skillet is heating up, marinate the chicken with garlic and balsamic vinegar.

  3. Add oil to the pan. Cook for 3-5 minutes per side (until golden brown, but cooked through). Set aside.

  4. Meanwhile, prepare the topping. Toss together strawberries and basil. Top each chicken breast with strawberry mixture, and salt and pepper to taste. Add additional balsamic vinegar if desired. Serve immediately.