I saw this recipe floating around Pinterest and like most of the meals I make, I decide I can make them healthier but still taste really good. And I’m getting pretty good at that. Especially Chinese food. Because I haven’t had Chinese food in about five years, and I freaking love it.

Paleo Honey Sriracha Chicken

Paleo Honey Sriracha Chicken

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Heat the coconut oil over medium to medium high heat.
  2. Coat each piece of chicken in tapioca flour.
  3. Fry until golden on each side.
  4. While the chicken is frying, add all the sauce ingredient to a pan except the garlic.
  5. Let this cook on medium heat until it thickens a bit.
  6. Once thickened, cook the garlic.
  7. Toss the sauce and chicken together, serve with white rice or cauliflower rice.
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Paleo Honey Sriracha Chicken - an easy, healthy, gluten-free dinner that-makes perfect leftovers for lunch!

28 Comments

  1. I made this last night and it was really awesome. The sauce can be tweaked in so many ways. Thanks for this.

    • Butter is not Paleo. This is not a “Paleo” recipe because there is butter in it. People would probably prefer to trust the title of a recipe…

      • dani Reply

        Please educate yourself on the health benefits of butter and the fact that it’s very low in casein. It’s definitely an ancestral food. Also paleo isn’t a strict set of rules everyone has to follow.

    • dani Reply

      Dredging it wouldn’t work but if you just do the chicken and the sauce alone, I think that would work. Never tried it though.

  2. This sounds simple but very tasty. Do you think it would work with chicken wings? About how long do you cook the chicken to make sure it’s thoroughly done? It seems like a good intro recipe for people that are iffy on paleo/primal/ancestral eating.

    And I do wish the paleo police would lay off people’s recipes. Unless you are running around the woods gathering your food and eating a lot of raw meat and vegetables, and you don’t bother to wash your hands or food, etc., you are also not 100% paleo. And if you are doing those things, you shouldn’t be on the computer or phone. Computers with their electrical signals and false lighting are certainly not paleo. If you don’t like it, don’t make it. If you’re curious, politely ask. Don’t be a jerk. //End rant//

    • dani Reply

      Wings would work. You just want to cook to the proper temperature, so a thermometer is better than a time recommendation.

  3. Shari Lynn Reply

    Absolutely AMAZING recipe. Love it and shared in my Facebook group!

    • dani Reply

      You could try but it definitely will not be the same.

  4. This is delicious and so easy, the magic happens when you add the sauce to the chicken but take care it’s not too hot or the coating of the chicken will burn. I will definitely be making this again.

  5. I can’t find coconut aminos in my local supermarkets. Is there something else I can replace it with?

    • dani Reply

      Your favorite organic soy sauce or tamari sauce will work nicely.

  6. I made this last night and it turned out exactly as it is pictured and tasted amazing! Thank you so much for sharing – 1,000 times better than any Chinese takeout and doesn’t leave you feeling bloated and uncomfortable afterwards. Will definitely be a part of our regular rotation.

  7. I’m allergy to sesame. Do you think almond oil would work instead or any other recommendations?

    • dani Reply

      You can just eliminate it, it’s only for flavor anyway.

  8. Just curious. How many servings does this recipe make? I need roughly 6-8 servings for a family dinner, and would like to be able to scale this accordingly.

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