Sweet and Sour Chicken Paleo Recipes

Sweet and Sour Chicken Paleo Recipes

Sweet and Sour Chicken Paleo Recipes – Throw out that old menu from Panda Express: Paleo is here to reclaim the sweet’n’sour chicken throne. Crispy chunks of pan-fried chicken and juicy bites of pineapple are all coated in a tangy-sweet sauce – and all without a trace of flour or vegetable oil. It’s delicious on its own merits, but if daydreams of takeout keep butting into your well-intentioned meal plans, this is definitely a Paleo alternative to try.

To get that perfect crackle on the chicken, it’s coated in a blend of almond flour and tapioca starch before frying. Both are Paleo-friendly flour replacements: almond flour is very familiar, and tapioca starch is just a ground-up and dehydrated form of the cassava root. But if you don’t like using flour substitutes (and you don’t mind sacrificing a little texture), you can just pan-fry the chicken without any coating.

If the sauce isn’t quite thickening up the way you like it, you can also add a little tapioca starch to it as well. Serve your masterpiece over riced cauliflower, steamed vegetables, or a big pile of Brussels sprouts: it beats the food court hands down for nutrition, and it even tastes better, to boot!

Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

Servings SERVES: 4Preparation time PREP: 25 min.Cooking time COOK: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into cubes;
  • 1 cup tapioca starch;
  • ½ cup almond flour;
  • 3 eggs, beaten;
  • 1 cup pineapple, cut into chunks;
  • ½ cup fresh pineapple juice;
  • 1 cup bell pepper, chopped;
  • 1 cup onion, chopped;
  • 3 tbsp. honey; (optional)
  • 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar;
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced;
  • ¼ cup chicken stock;
  • ½ cup coconut oil;
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper;

Sweet and Sour Chicken Paleo Recipes

Preparation

  1. In a bowl, combine the almond flour, the tapioca starch, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Dip each chicken cube in the beaten eggs; then coat with the tapioca mixture.
  3. Heat the coconut oil in a large skillet placed over  a medium-high heat.
  4. Cook the chicken until browned on all sides (you might want to work in batches).
  5. Set the chicken aside and clean the skillet.
  6. Heat some coconut oil again over a medium heat, add the bell pepper and onion, and cook for 2 minutes.
  7. Stir in the pineapple chunks, pineapple juice, apple cider vinegar, chicken stock, honey (if using), and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a simmer and cook until the sauce thickens.
  8. Return the chicken to the skillet. Mix everything well and let it all heat up for about 5 minutes.
  9. Serve warm with green onions sprinkled on top.

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Baked Greek Chicken Paleo Recipes

Baked Greek Chicken Paleo Recipes

 

Baked Greek Chicken Paleo Recipes – Baked with Greek herbs, olives, and a creamy eggplant topping, this chicken is equal parts delicious comfort food and easy one-pot dinner. And if you can’t get enough, it’s also good as leftovers the next day, on top of some more salad greens, or maybe with a big bowl of soup.

The recipe calls for some baba ghanoush, a creamy eggplant dip that tastes similar to hummus, but isn’t made with legumes. If you’re very lucky, you’ll be able to find a Paleo-friendly version of this in a store, but for most people, the homemade route is the only way to avoid a whole bunch of junk oils and added preservatives. There’s a recipe for this right here; it’s not very difficult, but it does take some time, so if you’re in a hurry, you can skip it altogether.

Even if you do end up leaving out the baba ghanoush, though, the chicken is still loaded with flavor thanks to a simple but powerful Greek seasoning. You’ll even have leftover seasoning to use on your next batch of chicken or baked fish. Also, because it’s all herbs, it’s actually autoimmune-friendly as well as delicious. To modify the recipe for an autoimmune diet, just leave out the baba ghanouj, paprika, and cherry tomatoes: the dish will be a little different, but you’ll still get most of the flavor and all the convenience. Enjoy!

Baked Greek Chicken Recipe

Servings SERVES: 4Preparation time PREP: 15 min.Cooking time COOK: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 3 large chicken breasts, cut into large chunks;
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon;
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil;
  • 1 red onion, cut into slices;
  • ⅓ cup pitted kalamata olives;
  • 2 tsp. Greek seasoning (instructions below);
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled;
  • ½ cup baba ghanoush (optional);
  • 1 tsp. paprika;
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes;
  • 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar;
  • Baby spinach;
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper;

Ingredients for the Greek seasoning

  • 1 ½ tsp. dried oregano;
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme;
  • ½ tsp. dried basil;
  • ½ tsp. dried marjoram;
  • ½ tsp. dried minced onion;
  • ¼ tsp. dried minced garlic;

Baked Greek Chicken Paleo Recipes

Preparation

  1. Preheat your oven to 450 F.
  2. Combine all the ingredients for the Greek seasoning in a small bowl.
  3. Coat the chicken on both sides with the Greek seasoning plus salt and pepper to taste.
  4. In a bowl, combine the lemon zest, olive oil, red onion, olives, and garlic, and toss to coat.
  5. Place the onion mixture in the bottom of a baking dish, and top with the chicken pieces.
  6. Spread the baba ghanoush over top of the chicken, drizzle with lemon juice, and top with a dash of paprika.
  7. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes; then add the tomatoes and drizzle with balsamic vinegar.
  8. Bake for another 15 minutes.
  9. Serve on a bed of baby spinach.

P.S. Take a look at our Paleo Recipe Book. It’s a Cookbook we’ve created to help you prepare the best Paleo food. It contains 370+ recipes and covers everything you’ll need.

+ Your Guide to Paleo, our visual Paleo Guide, was just released. It’ll help you avoid the most common pitfalls and reach your health and weight loss goals faster.

 

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Tuscan Chicken Skillet Paleo Recipes

Tuscan Chicken Skillet Paleo Recipes

Tuscan Chicken Skillet Paleo Recipes Calling all tomato-lovers! This easy weeknight dinner has it all: sun-dried and fire-roasted tomatoes to double up on that full-bodied savory flavor. Add the umami from the mushrooms and the time-honored combination of garlic and herbs, and you’ve got a surefire winning recipe, all in just a few minutes of cooking time. Continue reading

Chicken Drumsticks with Orange Glaze Paleo Recipes

Chicken Drumsticks with Orange Glaze Paleo Recipes

Chicken Drumsticks with Orange Glaze Paleo Recipes you’re feeding a Paleo family on a budget, chicken drumsticks are your very best friends. They’re cheap, quick, lunchbox-friendly, and easy for little hands: what’s not to love? In this recipe, you’ll jazz up a basic package of drumsticks with a citrus glaze and a warm hint of spice: grated ginger, cinnamon, and star anise add a mild heat and just a little bit of zing to the glaze. Stir in a little honey to bring the sweetness up a notch, or leave it out for a slightly spicier taste. Continue reading

Rosemary Ranch Chicken Kabobs Paleo Recipes

Rosemary Ranch Chicken Kabobs Paleo Recipes

Rosemary Ranch Chicken Kabobs Paleo Recipes – If they’re getting herbal about their ranch, most people reach for dill or basil, but in this recipe, a touch of rosemary in the marinade adds a special flavor to the ranch dressing and makes it just a little more sophisticated. It’s an easy way to dress up a classic sauce for a party or just for your own enjoyment. Toss it on some chicken, let everything marinate for a few minutes, and then just a few minutes of grill time are standing between you and a plate of kabobs so good you’ll be licking the skewers when you’re done. Continue reading