I was so excited to try to make a paleo version of General Tso’s chicken that I totally forgot to make broccoli or anything else to serve it with/over. Oops! It was delicious all by itself!
Paleo General Tso’s Chicken
First make chile garlic sauce (you will need 1 teaspoon of this for the chicken)
Chile garlic sauce
8 fresno peppers, 4 de-stemmed, 4 de-stemmed and de-seeded
3 cloves garlic
1 tbl. distilled white vinegar
1 tbl. honey
1/2 tsp. Himalayan sea salt
Puree everything in a food processor or Vitamix, store in a mason jar in the fridge.
1 pound chicken thigh cutlets (boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1 large egg white
1/2 tbl. toasted sesame oil
1/4 cup + 1 tbl. coconut aminos
1/3 cup + 1tbl. arrowroot powder
1 + 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
1 cup organic low sodium chicken broth
1 tsp. chile garlic sauce
1/2 tbl. white vinegar
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
3 tbl. honey
1 tb. grape seed oil
2 tbl. minced ginger
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup avocado oil
Cut chicken into one inch pieces. In a large bowl whisk together egg white, 1/2 tbl. toasted sesame oil, 1 tbl. coconut aminos, and 1/3 cup arrowroot powder, 1 tsp. kosher salt. Toss the chicken in this mixture until coated, set aside. In a medium bowl whisk together 1 cup chicken broth, 1/4 cup coconut aminos, 1 tsp. chile garlic sauce, 1/2 tbl. distilled white vinegar, 1/4 tsp. garlic powder, 3 tbl. honey, 1/4 tsp. kosher salt, and 1 tbl. arrowroot powder. In a large pot heat 1 tbl. grape seed oil over medium high heat. When hot add the 2 tbl. ginger and 2 minced cloves garlic, sauté 2 minutes. Add the broth mixture and whisk until sauce thickens. Move to low heat just to keep warm. In a deep skillet heat 1 cup avocado oil over medium high heat until shimmering. Once oil is hot add coated chicken (do this in 2 batches so not to crowd the pan). Fry the chicken in the oil for 2 minutes, flip and fry another 2 minutes. Transfer golden brown chicken to a plate with paper towels to absorb excess oil then add to the warm sauce. Repeat with remaining chicken that needs to be cooked.
Update: Made the dish again and added 2 chopped green bell pepper and 1 large head broccoli florets to the pot when sautéing the ginger and garlic, it is a more well rounded dish now😉
Paleo General Tso’s Chicken with broccoli and bell pepper.