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30-Minute Paleo Mongolian Chicken

Quick and easy 30-Minute Paleo Mongolian Chicken comes together in a flash! This simple recipe is loaded with flavor and can easily be made any night of the week. Make a double or triple batch to meal prep it!

30-Minute Paleo Mongolian Chicken - soy-free, refined sugar-free, healthy Mongolian Chicken recipe

Did you make the Easy 30-Minute Paleo Mongolian Beef I posted recently??

If not, 1.) You’ll want to make it, TRUST ME…it broke internet thresholds,, and 2.) Here is the chicken counterpart! With some tweaks. 😀

This paleo version is soy-free and refined sugar-free, but it tastes remarkably similar to classic Mongolian takeout. Plus, it comes together quickly and is easy to make with what you likely already have on hand. 

Let’s do it!

Easy 30-Minute Paleo Mongolian Chicken with broccoli and ginger - this healthy dinner recipe comes together lightning fast!

Ingredients for Paleo Mongolian Chicken:

Chicken Thighs: To ensure the dish turns out nice and tender, I use chicken thighs. You can also use chicken breasts for a lower fat version, but just know it won’t be quite as tender or flavorful.

Tapioca Flour: Creating a little sear on the chicken and used to thicken the sauce, a little tapioca flour goes a long way in making this dish extra inviting.

Avocado Oil: Used to cook everything, avocado oil has a high smoke point, which is ideal for cooking or stir frying over high heat.

Sea Salt & Black Pepper: Seasoning! Sea salt and black pepper enhance the flavor of the dish and provide a gentle kick.

Broccoli: Similar to Mongolian Beef, we add broccoli to inject some nice snappy freshness and vitamins into the meal.

Garlic & Ginger: Flavortown ingredients! Garlic and ginger give everything more flavor and give this Mongolian Chicken plenty of appeal.

Coconut Aminos & Cider Vinegar: The sauce ingredients! Coconut aminos has a similar flavor to soy sauce, but is slightly sweeter. Feel free to replace it with soy sauce or liquid aminos. Cider vinegar gives the dish a tang to round out the meal, ensuring it has bold flavor all the way around.

Quick and Easy 30-Minute Mongolian Chicken with broccoli - a healthy paleo dinner recipe

How to Make 30-Minute Mongolian Chicken:

Chop the chicken thighs into bite sized pieces and sprinkle them with tapioca flour. I do this on the same cutting board I use to chop the chicken to ensure the pieces don’t stick together. Use your hands to toss the chicken in flour until well-coated.

Heat the avocado oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Once the skillet is very hot, add the chicken. Sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper. Allow the chicken to brown, untouched for 3 minutes. Stir well and continue cooking until the chicken has browned and is nearly cooked through, about another 2 minutes.

Chicken cooking in a skillet

Stir in the broccoli, garlic, ginger, and green onions. Add the coconut aminos, water, and vinegar and stir well. Cover the skillet and cook just until broccoli has turned bright green and has begun to soften, about 1 to 2 minutes.

Stirring in the mongolian sauce with broccoli and ginger

Remove the lid and continue cooking at a full boil, stirring occasionally, until sauce has thickened and chicken is cooked through, about 3 to 5 minutes.

Serve Mongolian chicken with choice of sides. I serve with brown rice 🙂

Easy 30-Minute Paleo Mongolian Chicken recipe made with a handful of basic ingredients. Healthy, flavorful, delicious dinner recipe

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Easy 30-Minute Paleo Mongolian Chicken recipe made with a handful of basic ingredients. Healthy, flavorful, delicious dinner recipe

30-Minute Paleo Mongolian Chicken

Yield: 3 to 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Quick, easy, flavorful Mongolian Chicken with broccoli and ginger is a delicious, nourishing meal!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp tapioca flour
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 3 Tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 large crown broccoli, chopped into florets
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1/3 cup coconut aminos
  • 3 Tbsp water
  • 2 Tbsp cider vinegar

Instructions

  1. Chop the chicken thighs into bite sized pieces and sprinkle them with tapioca flour. I do this on the same cutting board I use to chop the chicken to ensure the pieces don’t stick together. Use your hands to toss the chicken in flour until well-coated.
  2. Heat the avocado oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Once the skillet is very hot, add the chicken. Sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper. Allow the chicken to brown, untouched for 3 minutes. Stir well and continue cooking until the chicken has browned and is nearly cooked through, about another 2 minutes.
  3. Stir in the broccoli, garlic, ginger, and green onions. Add the coconut aminos, water, and vinegar and stir well. Cover the skillet and cook just until broccoli has turned bright green and has begun to soften, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Remove the lid and continue cooking at a full boil, stirring occasionally, until sauce has thickened and chicken is cooked through, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  5. Serve Mongolian chicken with choice of sides.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1 of 3
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 374Total Fat: 25gCarbohydrates: 10gNet Carbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 22g

Easy 30-Minute Paleo Mongolian Chicken comes together lightning QUICK! All you need is a few ingredients and a skillet! #paleo #grainfree #glutenfree #dinnerrecipe

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Anubee2004

Saturday 27th of March 2021

Would it be OK to skip putting any flour

Julia

Sunday 28th of March 2021

Absolutely! The flour is just to thicken the sauce, and make the chicken a little crispy. It's definitely not mandatory. xoxox

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