Thursday, February 3, 2011

Paleo Chinese Orange Chicken

This recipe was a huge hit in my family. My boys gobbled it up, my 3 year old had 3 servings and my 2 year old ate a full plate. Hubby gobbled it up happily and sang songs of praise. I think this is the perfect solution for those craving some Chinese takeout.

Paleo Chinese Orange Chicken

1/2 cup water
3/4 cup orange juice
1/3 cup cider vinegar
3 tbsp coconut aminos
1 tbsp orange zest
1 tbsp honey
2-3 tsp fresh ginger, minced
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp dried minced onion (can also sub some green onion here)
pinch of red pepper flakes (add more if you like some heat)
1.5 tbsp arrowroot powder

coconut oil
1-1.5 lbs chicken breast, cut into cubes
1/4 tsp sea salt
3 tbsp arrowroot

Mix together sauce ingredients in a large bowl. Toss chicken with sea salt and arrowroot. Heat coconut oil in large skillet over medium to medium high heat. Add chicken. Stir regularly until cooked throughout. Add sauce and stir frequently. Cook about 10 minutes, or until it thickens. Serve and enjoy!


  1. ohhh! I have a boatload of chicken and was looking for new ideas :) I don't have coconut aminos--do you think Bragg's would be the same??? (it's soy sauce like)

  2. Yeah braggs will work well. :)

  3. Ok, so we made this for din-din last night. HUGE SUCCESS!! Absolutely delish.
    Hubby has been asking for chinese take out and I always say no because it makes me sick. His fav is the Orange Chicken with broc. SO....

    He just LOVED this and actually asked that I make it again tonight!! LOL

    Thanks for a super easy and delish recipe. Going into regular menu rotation

  4. batch #2 in the books-did a double recipe this time :)

  5. So happy your hubby like it Jen! Its such a thrill when they love what we cook for them isn't it?

  6. Hey Cait, I failed to mention that the last time I made this I added some thinly sliced carrots cut on the diagnol and it was a nice crunch/color additon.
    Now that I read your Chix Faux Main recipe, I might try this over thinly sliced sauteed cabbage too!

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