Chinese Sesame Chicken (paleo, keto, whole30)

Chinese Sesame Chicken (paleo, keto, whole30)

35 minutes
Calories 240kcal


  • 1 1/4 pounds boneless chicken breast (skinless)
  • white sesame seeds (skinless)
  • 1 scallions (thinly sliced),
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil (skinless)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt ,
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper ,
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger ,
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder ,
  • 1 chicken egg (skinless)
  • 10 pitted Medjoo (skinless)
  • 1 clove garlic (skinless)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger ,
  • 2 tablespoons coconut aminos ,
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar (skinless)
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste (skinless)
  • 1 pinch sea salt ,
  • 1 pinch freshly ground black pepper ,
  • 1 teaspoon pepper sauce (skinless)
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil ,
  • 1 teaspoon ghee (skinless)
  • 1/2 cup water ,
  • 2 tablespoons water ,
  • 3/4 cup water


  • Chicken: Dice chicken to small bite-sizes (small cube shape) and season with salt, pepper, ginger, arrowroot powder, and olive oil. Mix well and set aside. Sauce: Pulse dates, garlic clove, and ginger in a small food processor a few times until finely chopped. Add the rest of ingredients under “sauce”. Toss/blend a few more times until the sauce is smooth and no fruit chunks. Pan-fry: Pre-heat a large stainless steel skillet (without oil) over low heat until it’s well heated (about 4-5 mins), add avocado oil and pan fry the chicken in separate batches (not to overcrowd the skillet). Don’t touch or move the chicken pieces until you see the bottom layer is in golden brown then cook the flip side until they are about 90-95% cooked through. Set aside with chicken juice in the skillet. Combine: Add a bit more cooking oil to the skillet, saute ‘aromatics’ with a sprinkle of salt until fragrant. Add 3-4 heaping tbsps of sesame chicken sauce*, quickly stir-fry the sauce with aromatics for 8-10 seconds then add the chicken back to the skillet. Coat the sauce over chicken pieces and stri-fry for a few additional minutes until they are cooked through. Garnish with sesame seeds and chopped scallions. Serve hot and immediately with steamed broccoli florets or any simple mixed green salad of your choice. Recipe Notes Make-ahead tips: Complete Steps 1 and 2. Store the sauce in food glass jar in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. If it becomes to thick, add 1 tbsp water/broth to thin the paste before using. Dice chicken to small bite sizes and add seasonings. Store in food glass container in the fridge if use the next day or store flat in large freezer friendly ziplock bags for later use. In Step 4, feel free to add more sauce if preferred. Nutrition Facts Chinese Sesame Chicken (paleo, whole30, gluten-free) Amount Per Serving (190 g) Calories 281 Calories from Fat 90 % Daily Value* Total Fat 10g 15% Saturated Fat 2g 10% Cholesterol 134mg 45% Sodium 361mg 15% Potassium 513mg 15% Total Carbohydrates 17g 6% Dietary Fiber 1g 4% Sugars 10g Protein 27g 54% Vitamin A 2.4% Vitamin C 1.6% Calcium 2.4% Iron 7.9%

Originally posted 2019-02-20 18:43:49.

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