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Paleo Sesame Chicken served on chopped Asian vegetables in a white bowl.

Paleo Sesame Chicken

With tender pieces of crispy chicken and a sweet sauce coating the whole dish, this quick and easy paleo meal will become a family favorite in no time!
Course Lunch, main, Main Course
Cuisine American, Asian, Chinese
Keyword chicken recipe, Chinese, healthy, paleo, quick, sesame, take-out
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3 servings
Calories 399 kcal
Author Tessa the Domestic Diva

Ingredients

Coating:

  • 1/3 cup cassava flour
  • 1/3 cup sesame seeds
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt

Chicken:

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs or breast cut into bite size pieces
  • 3 tablespoons whipped egg whites

Sauce:

  • 3 tablespoons coconut aminos
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon mirin omit for Whole30
  • 1 tablespoon honey OR a few drops stevia OR for Whole30 use 2 tablespoons apple or pineapple puree or juice

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the coating ingredients and set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until fluffy, set aside.
  3. Mix together the sauce ingredients, set aside.
  4. Preheat a heavy bottomed large skillet over medium heat ( I love cast iron for crisping foods!)
  5. Prepare your assembly line: chicken, egg whites, coating.
  6. Once your pan is preheated, add 2 tablespoons coconut oil, swirling to coat pan evenly.
  7. Dip chicken in the egg whites, then the coating, placing coated pieces into the hot pan.  Do not overcrowd the chicken or it will not crisp properly, work in batches if necessary.
  8. Let the first side brown, then using tongs, flip the chicken pieces over to crisp the other side, about 2-3 minutes per side.
  9. Once the chicken is crisped and cooked through, pour the sauce into the hot pan, stirring to release any bits.  Let it simmer about a minute to reduce, then stir your chicken back into the sauce, coating evenly.
Nutrition Facts
Paleo Sesame Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 399 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 143mg48%
Sodium 2094mg91%
Potassium 472mg13%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 35IU1%
Vitamin C 1.2mg1%
Calcium 196mg20%
Iron 4.4mg24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.