Chinese food is great but a lot of the take-away that we order is loaded with preservatives and cooked in unhealthy oils that are not ideal for our bodies.
Luckily, if you’re feeling up to the challenge, you can whip up your own at home.
This crispy, sweet, and spicy paleo General Tso’s chicken makes a great meal for the whole family or for a group of friends that are coming over.
Go ahead and whip up a batch to impress all of your friends the next time you’re cooking for a party!
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: about 20 minutes
- 750 grams of chicken, cut into small pieces
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup of arrowroot flour
- ¼ cup of coconut flour
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
For the sauce:
- 4 minced garlic cloves
- 2 tablespoons of fresh minced ginger
- 2 dried bird’s eye chilis
- 1 tablespoon of almond butter
- 1 ½ cups of water
- ¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon of vinegar
- ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons of coconut aminos
- 2 teaspoons of sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
- 3 tablespoons of arrowroot flour
- ½ teaspoon of Chinese Five Spice
- ¼ teaspoon of salt
- ¼ teaspoon of blackpepper
1) To make the sauce place all of the ingredients from the sauce section into a food processor and blend until smooth. Then put the mixture into a medium sauce pan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat until the sauce thickens and turns darker. Kill the heat and place aside to use later.
2) Break the three eggs into a bowl and mix together
3) In a separate bowl mix the arrowroot flour, coconut flour, and baking soda
4) Pour half of the diced chicken into the egg and then remove it to roll in the flour mixture. Repeat the process until all of the chicken is coated.
5) Heat a pan over medium high heat with some cooking oil and fry up the chicken in two to three batches depending on the size of the pan.
6) Now re-heat the sauce that you cooked up earlier and add the chicken to thoroughly coat it. Voila, you’re done!