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Whole30 Habanero Salsa Chicken

Roasted Habanero Salsa Chicken with Lime


  • 4 tbsp. coconut oil, separated
  • 2 lb. chicken drumsticks (bone-in, skinless)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 14.5 oz. can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 c. Five-Ingredient Roasted Habanero Salsa
  • 1 c. chicken broth
  • 3 tbsp. fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 lime


  1. Heat 3 tablespoons of coconut oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Season both sides of the chicken with a healthy coat of salt and pepper.
  3. Place the chicken in the pan and sear until browned, about 5-6 minutes on each side.
  4. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.
  5. In the same pan, add the last tablespoon of coconut oil and onion, and sauté for 4 to 5 minutes until the onion starts to become translucent.
  6. Add the garlic and stir for 1 minute.
  7. Add the chicken back to the pan, along with the diced tomatoes and salsa.
  8. Pour in the chicken broth, making sure you have enough to cover the chicken.
  9. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
  10. Squeeze half a lime over each serving before eating.
  11. If you’re following the Whole30 plan, serve this Roasted Habanero Chicken Salsa over some cauliflower rice seasoned with salt, pepper, lime juice and freshly chopped cilantro. Yum!

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