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Paleo Sesame Chicken
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Paleo Sesame Chicken

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes


For the Chicken

  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot flour
  • 3 tablespoons avocado oil

For the Sauce

  • 3/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 3 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 3/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes or to taste
  • 3 tablespoon honey optional, omit for Whole30
  • 3 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds, plus more for serving
  • thinly sliced green onions (optional for serving)

Optional Serving Suggestions:

  • prepared rice (brown rice or cauliflower)
  • steamed broccolli


Brown the Chicken:

  • 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 the 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 cooked through and lightly golden, about 7 minutes. Remove from skillet and set aside.

Make the Sauce:

  • Meanwhile, whisk together the coconut aminos, fish sauce, toasted sesame oil, chicken broth, rice vinegar, red pepper flakes, and honey (if using).
  • Pour the sauce into the skillet used for the chicken and using a wooden spoon, scrape up as much of the browned bits on the bottom as possible. Continue to cook, stirring, until sauce has thickened and reduced, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Stir in the toasted sesame seeds and the cooked chicken and toss until well-coated. Remove from heat.

Finish the Stir Fry:

  • Garnish with scallions and additional sesame seeds, if desired. This dish goes great with steamed broccoli and/or cauliflower rice.