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Paleo Microwave Chicken, A Quick Protein

This Paleo Microwave Chicken is a surprisingly fast, simple, and delicious recipe with just 2 ingredients: chicken drumsticks and our Paleo Adobo Seasoning. I bet you saw the title of this post and went “OMG, that’s nasty I would not feed my family chicken from a microwave”… but still for some reason, felt compelled to read this. I really didn’t believe Angel when he said that he could make tender, juicy chicken in the microwave, but chicken speaks to him, so I tried it. And let me tell you, this is as good as any baked drumstick you’ll find. It’s the quickest dinner idea in the world. I don’t care how busy you are, you can do this recipe. I don’t care how bad you are at cooking, you can do this recipe. There will be a time in life where you don’t have time and this is the recipe for that time…try it, trust me.

Paleo Microwave Chicken

2 lbs Chicken Drumsticks*

Paleo Adobo Seasoning (enough for dusting the chicken)

*NOTE: you should buy the drumsticks that are larger than what comes in a bag of wings and drumettes. For this recipe, the drumsticks should be about 2 ½ inches wide.

Lightly dust the chicken with our Paleo Adobo Seasoning on all sides. Place chicken in a microwave safe dish (we use CorningWare) and cover it with the lid.

Microwave on the standard setting for 20 minutes. You don’t even have to check them! I know, it sounds insane, but Angel showed me this recipe and it really does work. In a real pinch for time, you’d be shocked at how great they turn out!

Serves 6-8

For a really easy meal, pair this recipe with our Paleo Baked Kale Chips or Paleo Vegetable Medley!



  1. Kelsey Tyler on Facebook

    That horrible actually

  2. Vera Brown on Facebook

    Don’t agree with using a microwave. NO way!!

  3. Paleo Effect on Facebook

    I thought the same thing, but seriously. Try it one time. Just once and it will change your mind. It changed mine.