This healthy paleo orange chicken recipe is cooked on the stovetop and covered in a homemade orange sauce. It's paleo, whole30 and free from added sugar.
- 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 grated raw ginger
- 1/2 tsp tapioca starch (or arrowroot)
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 - 1/2 tsp ground turmeric (optional for color)
- sesame seeds (optional garnish)
- In a large frying pan, heat avocado oil.
- Once hot, add the chicken and garlic. Cook on medium-high heat until the chicken is cooked through.
- While the chicken is cooking, make the sauce. In a small mixing bowl, combine the orange juice, orange zest, coconut aminos, ginger, tapioca, salt and turmeric. Whisk until the tapioca starch has completely dissolved.
- Once the chicken is cooked through, pour the sauce over the chicken. Lower the stovetop heat to medium and continue cooking the chicken, stirring frequently, until the sauce thickens.
- Top with sesame seeds (optional).
- Best served immediately.
*You'll need 1-2 large oranges, so get 2 just in case. I used Navel oranges for this recipe.
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