Panda’s Paleo Orange Chicken

Chicken, Recipes | January 18, 2015 | By

All of the flavor of this classic Chinese orange chicken dish with none of the fat or grease. Sweet and tangy, this recipe is sure to delight! Serve over a bed of cauliflower rice or steamed veggies.

Panda’s Paleo Orange Chicken
Serves 2
A perfect paleo orange chicken dish.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 pound boneless chicken breasts
  2. 4 tbsp coconut oil
  3. ¼ tsp garlic powder
  4. salt and black pepper
  5. sesame seeds and scallions to garnish
For the sauce
  1. 1 cup water
  2. ½ cup orange juice
  3. 3 tbsp honey
  4. 3 tbsp coconut aminos
  5. ½ tsp garlic, minced
  6. ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  7. 2 tbsp arrowroot powder
Instructions
  1. Cut chicken into bite sized pieces and season with garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  2. Make the sauce by combining water, orange juice, honey, coconut aminos, garlic, red pepper flakes and arrowroot powder in a saucepan. Place over medium-high heat and bring to a boil, stirring frequently then simmer on low until sauce has thickened. Set sauce aside.
  3. Heat coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add chicken pieces and ½ cup of sauce set aside and cook the chicken in the sauce until the chicken is cooked throughout (5 to 7 minutes).
  4. Turn the heat to high and brown both sides of the chicken until sauce has caramelized.
  5. Remove chicken from heat and coat the chicken in the remainder of the sauce.
  6. Garnish with sesame seeds and scallions.
  7. Serve and enjoy!
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3 Comments

  1. Shay

    May 30, 2015 at 4:02 am

    Hi, I don’t understand between three and number four you say to heat the coconut oil in a skillet and cook the chicken in it but then you say cook the chicken and half a cup of sauce what in a separate pot or put a half a cup of sauce in with the coconut oil you never specified any of this

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    • The Paleo Panda

      May 30, 2015 at 12:47 pm

      Yes, heat the coconut oil in the skillet to prevent the chicken from sticking to the pan. Add the chicken then immediately add the sauce to the skillet. Cook the chicken in the sauce until the chicken is cooked and the sauce caramelizes on the chicken. Let me know how it tastes! 🙂

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    • The Paleo Panda

      May 30, 2015 at 1:08 pm

      Yes, you first make the sauce in a separate saucepan then set aside.

      Then, heat the coconut oil in a skillet to prevent the chicken from sticking to the pan. Add the chicken then immediately add the sauce to the skillet.

      Cook the chicken in the sauce until the chicken is cooked and the sauce caramelizes on the chicken.

      Let me know how it tastes! 🙂

      Reply

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