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Paleo Easy Gluten Free Healthy Sesame Chicken

This family friendly Paleo Easy Gluten Free Healthy Sesame Chicken is a quick dinner that tastes like takeout but is better for you and whole30 compliant! 
Course Dinner
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 People
Calories 401kcal
Author Taylor


For the sauce:

  • 3/4 Cup Apple juice
  • 2 1/2 tsp Sesame oil
  • 1/2 Tbsp White vinegar
  • 1/2 Tbsp Coconut aminos (or soy sauce)
  • 1/2 tsp Fresh ginger, minced
  • 1/2 tsp Fresh garlic, minced
  • 1/8 tsp Chile powder
  • 1 tsp Tapioca starch

For the chicken

  • 3 Tbsp Tapioca starch
  • Sea salt
  • 8 Oz Pasture-raised chicken breast, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 Tbsp Avocado oil
  • 1 tsp Sesame seeds
  • Hot cooked cauliflower rice, for serving
  • Sliced green onion, for garnish


  • Whisk all the sauce ingredients (except the tapioca starch) together in a large frying pan over medium/high heat and bring to a boil.
  • Once boiling, whisk the tapioca starch and 2 tsp of the hot sauce together in a separate small bowl until smooth. While constantly whisking, pour back into the frying pan until smooth.  Boil, stirring constantly, until the sauce thickens and is glossy, about 2-3 minutes. Turn down the heat to medium low and cook and additional  30 seconds-1 minute. Transfer to a large bowl, season with a pinch of salt, and cover to keep warm.
  • Place the tapioca starch and a pinch of salt in a large zip-loc bag. Add in the chicken and toss until coated.
  • Heat 1 Tbsp of the oil up in a large frying pan over medium high heat. add in half the chicken and cook until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes. Flip and repeat on the other side. Once cooked, transfer to a paper towel lined plate and blot off any excess oil. Repeat with remaining oil and chicken.
  • Transfer chicken to the bowl with the sauce, along with the sesame seeds. Stir until well coated.
  • Serve over cauliflower rice with green onion and DEVOUR!


Calories: 401kcal | Carbohydrates: 22.8g | Protein: 24.4g | Fat: 20.4g | Saturated Fat: 2.9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12.5g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 238mg | Potassium: 388mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 0.5mg