Honey Orange Chicken

It’s been ages since I’ve had the orange chicken from Panda Express but I still vividly remember how I felt after eating anything from that place. Bloated, sluggish and extremely thirsty (yes, I am 100% sure they put MSG in their dishes even if they say they dont!) -those are the things that I never want to feel after eating. A meal should make me feel satisfied and not “ohmygodifeellikecrap”.

Now that I am done with the 21 Day Sugar Detox, I have started incorporating some fruit and honey into my meals again. I first made Honey Orange Chicken a couple of months ago and it earned D’s seal of approval so it is on our repertoire of go to Paleo Asian dishes. For dinner tonight, I enjoyed it with garlic cauliflower rice while D ate it over white rice (he’s semi-Paleo anyway!).


5.0 from 2 reviews
Honey Orange Chicken
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The measurements I used below are approximations. Feel free to adjust each ingredient based on your taste preference.
Recipe type: Main Dish
Serves: 2
  • 1 lb chicken breast, cubed into bite sized pieces
  • 2 tbsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 tbsp fresh garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp chili sauce
  • juice from 1 orange (about ½ cup) *
  • fish sauce to taste
  • green onions, chopped
  1. Stir fry chicken pieces in coconut oil over high heat until it starts to brown.
  2. Add ginger and garlic, sautee until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  3. Lower heat and add coconut aminos, honey, chili sauce, orange juice and fish sauce.
  4. Stir to incorporate everything together and simmer for 8-10 minutes until sauce thickens and chicken is cooked.
  5. Top with green onions and serve with cauliflower rice.
* I like to use cara cara oranges since they are sweeter


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  1. Laura says

    This is a fantastic recipe. I made it living in the states for the enjoyment of my non-paleo family, and now, living abroad, it is one meal that I can actually make very easily. Definitely one of my go-tos!

  2. Ashley says

    I made this last night and it turned out AMAZING! It’s definitely going to be a “favorite” while I’m on this pale journey. Thank you!

  3. Desiree says

    I made this tonight and it was incredibly easy and quick to prepare and yet it’s fantastic. Great recipe.