I saw this image on Yummy Paleo and I had to look over the recipe and try it! I made some alterations to the original since I had also seen a very similar recipes on the “Hungry Girl” program last week. I also like to keep my low carb meals low fat (some people don’t mind the extra fat).
Ingredients For Paleo Orange Chicken
*2 lbs boneless organic chicken thighs – I changed this to chicken breast
*1/3 cup coconut aminos or gluten free soy sauce
*1/3 cup honey – I’m almost positive this can be cut down to 1/4 cup or even less cup to keep the carbs low
*2 tbls orange juice
*2 tbls tomato paste
*1 tbls toasted seasame oil
*2 tsp minced garlic
*1/2 tsp ground ginger
*3/4 tsp sea salt
*1/4 tsp black pepper
*1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
*Garnish with toasted or plain sesame seeds and green onions
1. Place the chicken breast at the bottom of the crock pot and turn to low heat.
2. Place all the remaining ingredients (minus the sesame seeds) in a food processor or whisk together. Pour mixture over the chicken. Make sure that you mix the chicken around in the sauce so it’s evenly coated on all sides.
3. Cook the chicken for approximately 4 hours.
4. Remove the chicken and cut into pieces
5. Take the sauce that was in the crockpot and transfer to a small sauce pan. Cook for about 15-20 minutes on medium heat until the sauce thickens
Cooking Tips: The original recipe lacks one all important step! After you remove your chicken from the crock pot. Chop it into squares. Then use gluten free flour (of any kind) to coat the chicken on both sides. The sticky sauce will make this easy. Heat a sauce pan to medium high and use spray olive oil to grease the pan. Throw the coated chicken back into the pan and sear on both side until golden brown and crispy.
LASTLY: pour your remaining sauce from the crock pot over the chicken to coat it. Then garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.
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