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Paleo General Tsos Chicken

Paleo General Tso's Chicken

I remember loving General Tso’s chicken as a kid. I came up with my own version healthy version! Try my paleo General Tso’s chicken - I think it hits the spot.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Chinese
Servings 2 servings
Calories 1097 kcal


  • 4 chicken thighs cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup tapioca flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil this kind has no coconut flavor

For the sauce:

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 3 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp arrowroot powder you can add more if it doesn’t thicken
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp ginger minced
  • scallions to sprinkle on top


  • Dredge the chicken in the tapioca flour, making sure it’s coated.
  • Cook on all sides until golden brown and crispy.
  • While you’re cooking the chicken, in a medium sized pan add the coconut oil, sesame oil, ketchup, coconut sugar, coconut aminos and balsamic.
  • Let it heat up.
  • Add the arrowroot and stir continuously until it thickens.
  • Once thick, add the garlic and ginger until fragrant.
  • Toss the sauce with the chicken.
  • Sprinkle scallions on top.


  • Choose chicken that is organic and grass-fed with no hormones.
  • You can use arrowroot in place of tapioca for the chicken. I am pretty sure potato starch would work as well.
  • I kept the sauce pretty mild but you can always adjust the spice level to suit your preference by adding some hot sauce or crushed red pepper.
  •  I served my Paleo General Tso's Chicken over rice but cauliflower rice would work really well too. Leftovers would be delicious over sautéed greens or paired with a slaw.


Calories: 1097kcalCarbohydrates: 73gProtein: 37gFat: 73gSaturated Fat: 39gCholesterol: 221mgSodium: 853mgPotassium: 534mgSugar: 10gVitamin A: 265IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 25mgIron: 2.4mg
Keyword healthy general tsos chicken, healthy paleo chicken dinner, paleo Chinese chicken
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