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. Inspired by the dish, I’ve created an absolutely fantastic Paleo rendition of Sesame Chicken that will leave you so satisfied!
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.