Chicken & Apple, Sauerkraut Skillet (AIP, GAPS, Paleo, GF, DF)

The benefits of fermented foods

Are you looking to get in some more fermented foods?

Not sure where to start?

This recipe is for YOU!

Eating fermented foods is a FANTASTIC way to add gut-loving probiotics into your AIP protocol or any other gut-healing diet naturally.

Some AIP-friendly fermented foods:


pickled vegetables


coconut yogurt

other fermented foods (to incorporate after):






Fermented foods help to re-inocculate the gut microbiome with beneficial bacteria that can help improve digestion (1), protect the immune system (2), support a healthy gut lining to reduce inflammation (2, 3) and even improve mood by creating important neurotransmitters like serotonin (4, 5, 6).

Unfortunately, for many people, especially if you're new to fermented foods, the flavour can feel really strong and sometimes off-putting.

The key is not trying to just sit there and mow down on straight sauerkraut, but knowing how to COMBINE the flavours so that they actually enhance a full dish!


Chicken & Apple Sauerkraut Skillet (AIP, GAPS, Paleo, GF, DF)

Chicken & Apple Sauerkraut Skillet

(AIP, GAPS, Paleo, GF, DF)

TIME: 40 minutes



2 chicken breasts

1 tbsp coconut oil

1 yellow onion (diced)

2 apple (peeled, cored & diced)

2 cloves of garlic (minced)

4 cups swiss chard (washed, stems removed & chopped)

2 cups sauerkraut (liquid drained off)


1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2) Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Season chicken breasts with sea salt & pepper to taste. Add them to the baking sheet and bake for 30-40 minutes, until cooked through. Remove from oven and chop into 1/4 inch pieces.

3) Heat coconut oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add yellow onion and apple. Sauté until onion is translucent (approx 5 mins).

4) Add garlic and sauté for another minute

5) Add swiss chard and continue to sauté until just wilted.

6) Reduce heat to low and add chicken and sauerkraut and sauté for another minute, or until heated through.

7) Remove from heat and divide into bowls.

Enjoy getting in those probiotics in a delicious and nutritious way!

If you make this recipe, please feel free to take a pic and tag me on instagram @realistic.holistic and use #realisticholistic :) I’ll be sure to share your culinary adventure!

COMMENT below if you have any questions or comments about the recipe or probiotics! I’m always here to help & I love hearing what your experience was with the recipe!

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As always, thanks for stopping by!

Kisses & kombucha,

xox Meg