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Paleo Drunken Woodchuck® Chicken, A Cider Marinated Entrée

Here is our latest recipe Paleo Drunken Woodchuck® Chicken! Let me take a minute today to talk about our new websites, coming to a town near you…Go Paleo! Powered by Paleo Effect. We’re trying to make it easy on you and group together some of our favorite Paleo things. We’ll be combining the great recipes on Paleo Effect with maps of local Crossfit gyms, CSAs, Fresh Markets! California…you’re up next! Stay tuned, we’re launching Go Paleo California in 15 days!

Spanish word of the day: el pollo (chicken)

Some people will say that grilling chicken is not a recipe and I agree – grilling chicken is an art, not a recipe. There is no exact timing that I could give you to make you cook the perfect chicken because I don’t know how big your chicken is or if it is cold outside by the grill or if you have boneless, as opposed to bone-in chicken. What I can do is give you our recipe for marinated chicken, and a guideline for how we like to do things. I hope you enjoy!

Recipe: Paleo Drunken Woodchuck® Chicken


  • 6 Chicken Thighs (no drumsticks, bone in)
  • ½ Woodchuck ® Amber Cider
  • Paleo Adobo Seasoning (enough to dust the chicken on both sides)
  • ½ tsp Coconut Crystals (or Honey)


  1. Heat the grill to high heat or preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a saucepan, combine the Woodchuck ® Amber Cider and coconut crystals to medium-high heat until the coconut crystals are dissolved.
  3. Coat the chicken with a light dusting of adobo seasoning on all sides and then pour the beer over the chicken. Cover and let sit for 30 minutes.
  4. Grilling: Place the chicken on the grill (leave it open). This should take about 20 minutes total, and you should flip every 5 minutes (roughly, you will need to watch it).
  5. Oven Baked: Put a little oil down in the pan (or use an oiled grill pan, our favorite because it doesn’t allow the chicken to get soggy) and place the chicken on the pan.
  6. Cook for about 30 minutes at 400, then turn the heat down to 350 and cook for about 15-20 minutes (again, it depends on how big the chicken is, you want the juices to run clear, not pink).
  7. If your chicken isn’t browning enough, turn the heat up to 500 (broil it) for 5 minutes. Let it sit for 5 minutes, then serve.

Preparation time: 15 minute(s)

Cooking time: 30 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 4

My rating 5 stars:  ★★★★★ 1 review(s)

Serve with our delicious Paleo Crispy Baked Kale Chips or Paleo Parsnip Fries!

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  1. Damn! This looks amazing.

    • We really try to accurately depict the food we make, that’s why we don’t do any professional studio set ups. We just snap the pics in our home, just before we eat the food. So what you see is what you get. Its comments like this that keep us going, Thanks Jeff and Keep it Paleo!!
      ~Paleo Effect

    • Alhafiz

      What a tasty looking repice. Can’t wait to try it. I appreciate your efforts in sharing repices beyond the Paleo basics. It makes for a fuller life of eating.I’m a long distance hiker too. I’m half way to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail in segments from the start near my home in San Diego. I’ve been changing my trail diet. I’ve always used salmon, jerky and nuts but want continue to refine my trail food. Any ideas of your own would be appreciated.Sincerely,Dana Law

    • Dana,

      You’re welcome, and to your point that’s really the perspective of our site – to be a place that has lifestyle recipes, not just weight loss. We view the Paleo diet for longevity, so we do utilize a little natural sugar cane or coconut crystals and try to provide options, so it is a lifestyle that can be maintained…Thanks for noticing! As for the trails, very cool! We love being outside as well and applaud your journey! As far as trail foods, I’m assuming you would want to make sure that no refrigeration was needed? And what types of foods? Snacks? Meals? This sounds like a good post for us, so I’m trying to pick your brain ;)

      ~Paleo Effect

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