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Paleo Honey Sesame Chicken

Paleo Honey Sesame Chicken - the perfect easy Chinese "fakeout" recipe to cook when you are craving takeout! So much healthier than restaurant-style Chinese chicken dinners 
Prep Time7 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: chicken with honey sauce, paleo Chinese chicken, sweet and sticky chicken
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 700kcal
Author: Dani


For the chicken:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup tapioca flour
  • 2-3 tbsp coconut oil I use THIS brand with no coconut flavor
  • 1 chicken breast cut into bite sized pieces

Honey sesame sauce:

  • 2 tbsp ketchup I use THIS brand of ketchup
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/3 cup coconut aminos found HERE
  • 1 tsp sesame oil more if you love sesame flavor
  • 1 tbsp honey I use THIS honey
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 3 scallions diced


  • Beat an egg in a bowl.
  • Add the tapioca flour to a plate for dredging.
  • Heat the coconut oil over medium heat.
  • While it heats up, dip your pieces of chicken into the egg, then into the tapioca flour.
  • Fry evenly on both sides until golden brown.
  • For the sauce, combine everything except the scallions and garlic over low heat.
  • I did this while my chicken cooked, stir it once in a while.
  • It will thicken.
  • Once it has thickened, add the garlic and cook until fragrant.
  • Add the scallions but reserve some to sprinkle overtop.
  • Toss the sauce and the chicken together.
  • Serve with rice or cauliflower rice.


This recipe serves one but you can easily double or triple it and eat leftovers for lunch the next day.