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Paleo General Tso’s Chicken

My original idea for dinner was a veggie loaded garlic chicken stir fry. I wanted a lot of vegetables of various color and texture. But then when my head still felt like a pressurized blimp, I changed my mind to wanting something spicy that might open my breathing passages.

And this recipe was born. I knew it wouldn’t be a traditional fried chicken with sweet/spicy sauce, but I knew I could add the heat and garlic and it might be good!

~general tso

Paleo General Tso’s Chicken

  • 1 lb of chicken tenderloins, cubed
  • 1/2 cup of diced onion
  • 2 Tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons of crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 cup of Orange juice
  • 3 Tablespoons of coconut aminos (soy sauce if not strict paleo)
  • 3 cups of broccoli florets
  • 2 green onions/scallions sliced
  • Cauliflower rice/regular rice, already prepared
  1. Preheat pan to medium.
  2. Add oil, red pepper flakes, and 4 cloves of crushed garlic. Swirl to combine.
  3. Add cubed chicken  and onion and cook through about 7-8 minutes. Do NOT let heat get above a medium setting or garlic and pepper flakes will scorch.
  4. Remove from pan.
  5. Add broccoli and 1/4 cup of water. Place lid on and let it cook until crisp tender.
  6. While broccoli is cooking, add rice/cauliflower rice to bowls.
  7. Remove broccoli from heat and divide among bowls.
  8. Return chicken to pan. Add orange juice, coconut aminos, and half of the green onions. Cook down until sauce begins to thicken.
  9. Remove from heat and serve over broccoli. Top with remaining green onions.


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Wednesday 1st of July 2015

Delicious! A little spicy though! I'll probably cut the red pepper flakes in half next time.


Friday 30th of January 2015

Hello! Thank you for sharing this recipe. I'm eating it as we speak. The only thing I can say that I didn't like was that the juices never thickened up. Any tips? Otherwise, really good. Oh, I added more coconut aminos because I could taste the orange juice.

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Friday 26th of September 2014

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