Paleo Orange Chicken

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In a medium sized pot on medium heat, add the orange juice, zest, ginger, coconut aminos and chili garlic sauce. Let simmer to reduce and thicken while the chicken cooks.

In a saute pan, heat 3 T of FOC over medium high heat. Add chicken and cook until golden brown, approximately 5-6 minutes.

Add the chicken to the sauce and stir coat

Garnish with green onions

Adopted from Megan Keatley at


  • 1 lb boneless chicken breast or thighs cut into bite sized pieces
  • 3 T coconut oil
  • juice from 2 oranges
  • 2 T orange zest
  • 1 t fresh grated ginger
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos or wheat-free soy sauce
  • 1 t chili garlic sauce
  • 3 green onions chopped


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Comments (9)

  1. posted by Beth on July 14, 2011

    Made this for a late breakfast/early lunch with some steamed broccoli and yellow carrots. YUM! So glad I saw this earlier this morning — VERY quick to make before running kids around this afternoon.

  2. posted by Jeremy on July 18, 2011

    I am prety new to paleo (3 months) sothis may be a stupid question. What does FOC stand for? I made a special trip to Whole Food for EVOO one day and didn’t realise it was just extra virgin olive oil. Trying not to make that same mistake again. thanks in advance for the help.
    P.S. Your site is great we make something from it just about daily.

  3. posted by Kristin Jekielek on July 18, 2011

    Hi Jeremy! Not sure what they were trying to get at with “FOC”, but it definitely means “coconut oil”. Just use 3 tablespoons of coconut oil to cook the chicken. I’d go with the regular organic stuff instead of the virgin organic because of the high-ish heat used.

  4. posted by dustin on July 18, 2011

    FOC stands Fat Of Choice

  5. posted by Melissa on July 20, 2011

    This was amazing. I let the sauce cook down until it was super thick, more of a glaze. I also added a teeny bit of honey and doubled the garlic chili sauce because I like spice. After I added it to the chicken and simmer down a tiny bit more, I threw in some raw cashews which added some crunch. Seriously delicious. I don’t like chicken, but I love this and will definitely be making it again. It was so easy, so fast, and so so good.

  6. posted by Christine Piggott on November 16, 2011

    As a newcomer to fastpaleo this is the first recipe I have tried and it is very easy to make and extremely tasty! I look forward to trying more recipes in the future.

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