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Paleo General Tso's Chicken

Paleo General Tso's Chicken

Paleo General Tso's Chicken is crispy tender pan-fried chicken coated in a delicious sauce. This gluten & soy free General Tso's Chicken recipe is a healthier take on the classic takeout dish. It uses whole food, high-quality ingredients, PLUS heat stable oil for frying. A true guilt-free pleasure for those living a healthy lifestyle!
Total Time: 45 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Chinese, Low-Carb, Paleo
Servings: 3


  • 1.5 lbs chicken breasts or thighs, cut into small chunks
  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot starch/flour
  • 1 red/yellow/orange pepper, sliced into small sticks
  • 1/2 yellow onion, sliced
  • Avocado oil
  • Sea salt & pepper
  • 1 green onion, chopped (optional garnish)

General Tso's Sauce

  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp Frank's RedHot, or Siracha
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 2 dates , or 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 2 tbsp. water


  • Chop cauliflower into chunks, put in food processor and process into rice like consistency. Place on baking sheet, add 2 tbsp. avocado oil and sea salt then mix. Bake at 400F for 30-minutes while prepping other ingredients.
  • Cover the bottom of a large frying pan with avocado oil and heat until it begins to sizzle.
  • While oil is heating, combine arrowroot flour, salt and pepper in a shallow bowl and mix. Add chicken chunks and coat. Remove the chicken, shaking off extra flour and add to hot oil. You may need to do this in two batches if your frying pan is not big enough.
  • Cook each batch for about 10 minutes, turning mid-way through, until all sides are golden. Set chicken aside.
  • Add red pepper and onion to a large pot with 1 tbsp avocado oil and cook for 5-minutes or until tender.
  • While veggies cook, blend all sauce ingredients until smooth.
  • Add chicken and sauce to pot with red pepper and onion. Turn to low heat and mix to coat chicken with sauce for 1-2 minutes.
  • Top cauliflower "rice" with general tso's chicken, garnish with green onion and enjoy!
Keyword asian, cauliflower rice, chicken, Chinese, coconut aminos, grain free, healthy dinner, soy free