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.
- 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