Paleo Orange Chicken Recipe

Paleo Orange Chicken Recipe



For the chicken

  • 4 tbsp coconut oil, divided
  • 5 chicken thighs, boneless, no skin, cut into large, bite-sized pieces
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup Arrowroot starch * + 2 tbsp, divided

For the sauce

  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • ½ cup freshly * squeezed orange juice
  • ½ cup raw honey
  • 1/3 cup distilled white vinegar
  • ¼ cup coconut aminos *
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Real Salt *
  • 2 tbsp water

To top

  • 3-4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds


  1. Begin by making the sauce: whisk together chicken broth, orange juice, raw honey, vinegar and coconut aminos.
  2. Add garlic, orange zest, red pepper, ground ginger, white pepper and salt. Mix well.
  3. Paleo Orange Chicken Recipe
  4. Pour 2/3 of the sauce in a separate bowl and marinate chicken pieces for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Strain the chicken and for each chicken piece, bread it by dipping in egg and then coating with 1 cup Arrowroot starch.Paleo Orange Chicken Recipe Coat with Arrowroot Starch
  6. Melt coconut oil in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and cook.
  7. Once chicken is cooked through, remove from heat.
  8. Pour the remaining sauce in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.
  9. Mix remaining Arrowroot starch with water and add into sauce. Stir until thick, about 2 minutes.
  10. Pour thickened orange sauce over cooked chicken. Serve on a plate, garnished with green onions and sesame seeds. Serve over cauliflower rice, if desired.

Keywords: sweet, easy, healthy