Sunday, January 5, 2014

Paleo Orange Chicken

After Friday's post about how to make a basic cauliflower rice, I thought it would only be appropriate to share a recipe that can be paired with it! This Paleo Orange Chicken was one of my faves from last year that I never got around to posting...better late than never!


Paleo Orange Chicken
recipe from Health-Bent

1 pound of boneless, skinless chicken thighs - cut into bite sized pieces
3 tablespoons of fat (coconut oil, bacon grease, evoo, etc)
Juice of 2 oranges
Zest from 1 orange
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
3 tablespoons coconut aminos
1 tablespoon sriracha or chili garlic sauce 
[I used a prepared but paleo-friendly red chile sauce, though I bet Nom Nom Paleo's homemade sriracha would be excellent here]
3 green onions, chopped

1. In a small saucepan, add orange juice through sriracha/chili garlic sauce. Set on medium heat; let simmer and thicken while prepping the chicken.
2. Heat fat of choice in a large saute pan. Add the chopped chicken and saute until browned and cooked throughout. Pour in the orange sauce and stir to coat. Serve topped with green onions. I served mine over cauliflower rice and sprinkled with green onions and sesame seeds.

Notes: * Be sure your oranges taste good and orange-y, or the dish will not. 
* Add some raw honey to sweeten, if need be.
* I added a touch of arrowroot powder to thicken mine. I might have been impatient and didn't let it reduce down enough to start with?

4 comments:

  1. This looks amazing- and totally doable. I don't have coconut aminos, but I do have braggs basic liquid aminos...do you reckon that would work? Also, do you have any recommendations for paleo books? I'm really intrigued by it recently!

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    1. Yes! They will work fine or even low-sodium soy sauce. Coconut aminos are just a paleo friendly substitute for soy.

      I have a whole list of great books & blogs that I can send you! I'll shoot you an email later on today. :) Feel free to ask me any questions, too & I'll try my best to help!

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  2. This sounds great!! I love orange chicken, especially Paleo style. ;)

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    1. Thanks! If you get a chance to make it sometime, let me know how it turned out! :)

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