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Grain-Free Sweet and Sour Chicken - a healthy Chinese takeout recipe made soy-free, refined sugar-free and paleo friendly
Healthy Sweet and Sour Chicken
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins

Grain-free paleo sweet and sour chicken made soy-free and refined sugar-free

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Chinese
Keyword: chicken breasts, chicken recipe, gluten free, grain free, paleo, refined sugar free, soy free
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Julia
For the Chicken:
  • 2 large chicken breasts 1 to 1.5 lbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup cassava flour or gluten-free flour blend
  • 2 Tbsp avocado oil
  • 1/2 red onion chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper chopped
  • 3 stalks green onion chopped
  • 1 Tbsp sesame seeds optional
Paleo Sweet and Sour Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 3 Tbsp honey
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar or cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp tapioca flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened ketchup
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp sriracha to taste
  • 1 Tbsp coconut aminos or liquid aminos
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt to taste
  1. Add the ingredients for the sweet and sour sauce to a blender and blend until combined. Set aside until ready to use.

  2. Chop the chicken into bite-sized pieces.

  3. In a mixing bowl, whisk one egg.

  4. Add the chopped chicken to the mixing bowl with the egg and stir well until the chicken pieces are well-coated in egg.

  5. Add the cassava flour to the mixing bowl and stir together until chicken is well-coated in flour.

  6. Heat the avocado oil to high in a large skillet.

  7. Add the chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until chicken has browned, about 5 minutes.

  8. Add the chopped vegetables and stir well.

  9. Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables begin to soften, about 2 to 3 minutes.

  10. Pour in the sweet and sour sauce and bring mixture to a full boil. Cook stirring occasionally, until chicken is cooked through and the sauce is very thick, about 5 minutes. Taste chicken for flavor and add sea salt and/or sriracha to taste.

  11. Garnish with chopped green onion and sesame seeds.

  12. Serve with choice of side dishes and enjoy!