I used to really love PF Chang’s.

I mean, have you had the lettuce wraps? And the orange chicken? It’s all awesome.

My favorite entree was orange peel shrimp. I’d get it every single time I went. But then I learned about health, and ingredients, and rancid vegetable oils, and sugar, and wheat and all that junk that goes into restaurant food. And I haven’t been back since.

I recently figured out I could make my own version of the sauce that tasted pretty damn close to the original, no wheat, sugar, or vegetable oils involved. You can make this with shrimp or chicken, I made it with chicken because that’s what I had on hand.

Paleo Orange Chicken

Pf Chang’s Copycat Paleo Orange Chicken

Lovers of Pf Changs Orange Chicken will love my paleo version! It uses no refined sugar – just oranges and butter as well as a dash or sriracha for spiciness! 
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 478 kcal


  • 1 lb chicken cut into cubes
  • 1 large orange juiced
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup sriracha or garlic chili paste less if you don’t like spice
  • 3 cloves garlic minced


  • Sautee the chicken and set aside.
  • In the same pan, add the orange juice, butter, and sriracha.
  • Let it thicken.
  • Add the garlic and chicken back into the pan.
  • Toss to combine.
  • Serve with cauliflower rice or white rice cooked in butter.


Serve with rice or cauliflower rice!


Serving: 1servingCalories: 478kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 21gFat: 39gSaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 142mgSodium: 1072mgPotassium: 385mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 1060IUVitamin C: 60.5mgCalcium: 53mgIron: 1.1mg
Keyword healthy orange chicken, orange chicken recipe, pf chang chicken recipe
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  1. i cannot wait to make this!! reminds me of my days eating lunch in the mall food court. i lived off of orange chicken. there was so much breading and very little chicken but i still loved it haha

  2. This was amazing! 🙂 Thank you! I’ll be making it again very soon!

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