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Healthy Paleo Orange Chicken (Whole30)

  • Author: Katie
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: serves 2-4 1x


Healthy Paleo orange chicken cooked on the stove top.  Whole30, grain free, dairy free and unsweetened.


  • 1.5 - 2 lb chicken breast, cubed
  • 1 Tbsp avocado oil (or olive oil)
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • zest from one orange (about 1 Tbsp)
  • 2 Tbsp coconut aminos
  • 1 tsp raw ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp tapioca flour (or arrowroot)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • sesame seeds (optional garnish)


  1. In a large frying pan, heat avocado oil.
  2. Once hot, add the chicken and garlic.  Cook on medium-high heat until the chicken is cooked through.
  3. While the chicken is cooking, make the sauce.  In a small mixing bowl, combine the orange juice, orange zest, coconut aminos, ginger, tapioca and salt.  Whisk until the tapioca flour has completely dissolved.
  4. Once the chicken is cooked through, pour the sauce over the chicken.  Continue cooking on medium-high heat, stirring the chicken every so often, until the sauce thickens.
  5. Best served immediately.

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