A classic Chinese take-out classic is Sesame Chicken. Traditionally, this dish consists of crispy chunks of deep-fried battered chicken in a sweet, sour, and savory glaze packed with sesame flavor. Well, you know me…gotta give it a paleo makeover and here we have it: Paleo Chinese Sesame Chicken! A clean, absolutely fantastic rendition of Sesame Chicken that will leave you so satisfied and not feeling icky after eating.
You guys are going to LOVE this one, it’s definitely a new favorite at our house and my kiddos love it, too! Enjoy this Paleo Chinese Sesame Chicken!
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Meanwhile, whisk together the coconut aminos, fish sauce, toasted sesame oil, chicken broth, rice vinegar, red pepper flakes, and honey (if using).
- 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.
- Garnish with scallions and additional sesame seeds, if desired. This dish goes great with steamed broccoli and/or cauliflower rice.