AIP Garlic Cilantro Chicken Thighs

AIP Garlic Cilantro Chicken Thighs - are a great weeknight dinner full of flavor!

AIP Garlic Cilantro Chicken Thighs are a great weeknight dinner full of flavor!

You ever have to eat NOW?  I mean right now.  Like, come thru the door, drop your bag and put the food in your mouth?  Sometimes I feel like a ravenous animal by the time I get home from work and I think to myself, “I should have packed more snacks”.  Especially when you are eating an autoimmune protocol, because fast food isn't an option, or stopping for a salad or snack. Why do they always put cheese on grocery store salads?  Oh right, because cheese is delicious.  But not when you are trying to heal your gut.  Or like I am doing: kicking Hashimoto's into remission.  There are options out there for snacks on the go, but in true Holley fashion, I hadn't totally prepared before jumping into the AIP regime.

Luckily when I get home from work it only takes 30 minutes to cook AIP Garlic Cilantro Chicken Thighs.  That, with some celery and cucumbers with our delicious yogurt dill dip and a sweet potato in the Instant Pot, means there is a minimum amount of kitchen pacing, growling, and general irritation.  It is a good thing I live alone!!

I have been feeling terrible.  Awful, really.  I think I was experiencing a full blown Hashimoto's flare.  I have been working with (pushing against?) my GP for the last year and a half to get a definitive diagnosis.  Being unwell was not all in my head  Instead, it is in my thyroid.

I kept going in and asking for more tests until she tested my antibodies and ordered an ultrasound for my thyroid.  Victory is a diagnosis, but it is bittersweet.  Now I have a diagnosis for an incurable autoimmune condition… hurray?  I walked out of my ultrasound and decided that I would start work on reducing my antibodies, despite what my Dr. said (“Your antibodies will never go down”).  You should, of course, consult your health care professional before making any changes that affect your medical health.

Already eating paleo, I didn't feel like making the jump to AIP was that big.  But it has been a bit of a challenge.  I love spicy foods and nightshades,  but otherwise, I haven't felt deprived.  Maybe it is great fast and flavorful dishes like this one.  AIP Garlic Cilantro Chicken Thighs.  Come back for a pile of AIP inspired dishes and more about AIP in the coming weeks!

AIP Garlic Cilantro Chicken Thighs - are a great weeknight dinner full of flavor!

AIP Garlic Cilantro Chicken Thighs

  • Author: Holley -
  • Prep Time: 12-40 min )depending if you want to marinate or eat ASAP)
  • Cook Time: 35 min
  • Total Time: -25749922.566667 minute
  • Yield: 6-8 thighs
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: AIP


  • 4 Tbsp coconut amino
  • 2 cloves garlic (or honey garlic)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp green onion
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro
  • 6-8 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • fresh chopped green onion and cilantro for garnish


  1. Pre-heat oven 350 F.
  2. In a bowl combine all ingredients, stir well and let sit 10-40 minutes. Depending on how hungry you are.
  3. Transfer to an oven safe dish and bake 35 minutes (165 F internal temp).
  4. Garnish with green onions and cilantro.

AIP Garlic Cilantro Chicken Thighs – are a great weeknight dinner full of flavor!


About the Author:

Real food fan. My first love is baking, and it keeps me sane. I am new to the Paleo lifestyle, but already infatuated. Recovering sugar Junkie. Love awkward situations, drunk people and ridiculously high heeled shoes, especially when they coincide. Always looking for my next great story.


  1. Eileen @ Phoenix Helix April 26, 2017 at 7:40 pm - Reply

    Good for you for advocating for yourself, Holley! It always amazes me when doctors refuse to run tests that contain vital information for our health. I think a diagnosis is equal parts grief and relief. Sending cyberhugs your way, and well wishes.

    • Holley April 26, 2017 at 8:31 pm

      Thank you! It is so frustrating… luckily I have the support of friends and family, and amazing readers!cyber hugs back, thanks for reading!

    • Raj April 26, 2017 at 10:45 pm

      It’s been a while since we’ve connected! Glad we’re back on each other’s radar!

  2. Suzanne May 13, 2018 at 11:54 am - Reply

    It’s a keeper!!!
    I didn’t have garlic (which I don’t really do well with anyway). I added a little bit of oregano and some lemon zest.
    Tender and juicy!!!

    • Holley May 16, 2018 at 7:28 am

      AWESOME!! I am so glad this recipe worked for you. Good body awareness, I bet oregano and lemon zest would be a delicious addition!

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