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White plate with Paleo Orange Chicken, cauliflower fried rice, and steamed broccoli on the plate.

Paleo Orange Chicken

A clean, whole foods recipe that is simple and delicious. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Asian orange chicken, Better Than Take Out Orange Chicken, Chinese orange chicken, easy orange chicken, orange chicken, paleo orange chicken, whole 30 orange chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
marinate 1 day
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 cups
Author Amy - The Speedy Spatula


  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast cutlets cut into chunks
  • 2 large organic oranges (the juice and pulp)
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp liquid aminos
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp fresh minced garlic
  • 1 tsp sesame oil



  1. Slice the oranges in half, remove any seeds, and squeeze the orange juice into a large bowl with an airtight lid. Use a fork to scrape the inside of the orange to remove the pulp and add in the juice.

  2. Add in the red pepper, liquid aminos, rice vinegar, salt, black pepper, ginger, and  garlic and stir until no lumps remain.

  3. Cut the chicken breast cutlets into bite sized chunks and place in the bowl with the marinade. 

  4. Stir the chicken into the marinade, ensuring that it is all covered evenly and then place the lid on the bowl and marinate overnight in the fridge. 


  1. Place the sesame oil in a large skillet on the stove and heat on medium high heat until the oil is hot.

  2. Add in the marinated chicken (discarding the marinade) and cook on medium heat, stirring regularly, until the chicken is cooked through.

  3. Serve the chicken with cauliflower fried rice and steamed broccoli or your choice of sides and enjoy! 

Recipe Notes

Liquid aminos can be replaced with coconut aminos, fish sauce, or soy sauce according to your preferred tastes.