Paleo Chinese Sesame Chicken by The Defined Dish

This recipe was created by Alex Snodgrass of The Defined Dish. Check out her bio here and her blog here for more delicious recipes. 

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One of the hardest parts of going Paleo is ditching the Chinese Take Out!  Now you wont have to worry about that since you could make Alex's delicious Sesame Chicken to satisfy those take out cravings!


PALEO CHINESE SESAME CHICKEN

SERVING SIZE: 2

PREP TIME

15 min

COOK TIME

15 min

TOTAL TIME

30 min


INGREDIENTS:
 

  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsp. arrowroot flour
  • 3 tbsp. avocado oil
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 1/2 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp. toasted sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes (or to taste)
  • 1 tbsp. honey (optional, omit if Whole30)
  • 2 tbsp. toasted sesame seeds
  • Scallions, for serving

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Cut chicken against the grain into thin strips. Place in a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Add the arrowroot and toss to coat evenly.
  2. Heat 3 tbsp. avocado oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken to the skillet, spread out in a single layer if possible, and sear on all sides until cook through and lightly golden-- about 7 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, whisk together the coconut aminos, fish sauce, toasted sesame oil, chicken broth, rice vinegar, red pepper flakes, and honey (if using).
  4. When chicken is cooked through, pour sauce into the skillet and using a wooden spoon, scrape up as much of the browned bits on the bottom as possible. Continue stirring until sauce has thickened and reduced, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in the toasted sesame seeds. Remove from heat.
  5. Garnish with scallions and additional sesame seeds, if desired. This dish goes great with steamed broccoli and/or cauliflower rice.

BY ALEX SNODGRASS
www.thedefineddish.com

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