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?


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

    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!

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

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