January 2, 2018
(updated April 20, 2021)
What’s Inside: Put a healthy spin on one of your favorite to-go dishes and make it at home! This Asian-inspired crispy Paleo sesame chicken is made with cassava flour, honey, and coconut aminos and served over a bed of quickly sautéed cauliflower rice. Give this recipe a try the next time you’re craving take-out!
I’m so excited to share this Paleo sesame chicken recipe because I got to use some delicious Paleo products provided by Whole Foods NYC! I received a full on basket of goodies from amazing brands like BulletProof, WildWay, and PrimalKitchen. Check out my Instagram for the full scoop!
From the basket, I picked two products for this Paleo sesame chicken recipe — Red Boat Fish Sauce and Mike’s Hot Honey. After attending an industry event focused on healthy food a few months ago and tasting some delicious paleo shrimp made with Red Boat Fish Sauce, I knew I had to incorporate it into a recipe of my own. And the honey sauce was a no-brainer, too, to add a little sweet with the umami-ness that is the mixture of coconut aminos (soy-replacer) and the fish sauce. In a word, it is heaven!
And trust me. You won’t miss the soy or MSG, but you will get to enjoy crispy, delicious Paleo sesame chicken in the comfort of home.
I made this Paleo sesame chicken crispy with the power of Cassava flour, dipped in egg, pan-seared in ghee, and then smothered in my Asian-inspired sauce. This is sitting on a quickly sautéed bed of cauliflower rice. I topped it with gomasio seeds, which are basically sprinkles of sesame heaven and chives. (I couldn’t find scallions for the life of me, so this added the flavor I needed.) I’m so pleased with the turnout, and so was my husband considering he ate my leftovers I had packed for lunch!
When going Paleo, it’s not unusual to feel like you’re not sure how to cook some of your favorite foods. I promise it’s not that hard nowadays to find even better replacements that are nutrient-dense and free of toxins and weird additives. Whole Foods has really embraced the Paleo Foods movement. They’ve added to their plethora of product offerings, so I’ve been able to easily find the brands I love and have even discovered some new ones, like this hot honey sauce that paired perfectly with my Paleo sesame chicken.
If you’re feeling inspired by this crispy Paleo sesame chicken recipe, you’ll love these other healthy dinner recipes:
This Paleo sesame chicken recipe was sponsored by Whole Foods NYC. All opinions are my own. As a reminder, I only work with brands I use myself and would recommend to my clients and followers.
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It was so good and easy, thank you !
This was so yummy!! thanks for the recipe cant wait to make again!
yay i’m so glad!
Y’all!! This recipe is AMAZING!! I’ve even made it without the “breading” and it’s still SO good! I could drink the sauce. Plus you can multiply it and it stays good in the fridge for a few days! HIGHLY recommend!!
WOOT WOOT – Thanks so much for trying and loving it, Olivia! xx
Going to try this but wondering if I could use my air fryer to make the chicken?
You totally could, but I don’t have one to give specifics on how!
Thank you Alison for this recipe. I love the flavors. The combination of sweet with the sesame oil is just amazing. I did not have cassava nor arrowroot so I tried with cornstarch. I need to work more to made the chicken more crispy. Do you have any recommendation on how to do it? Also did you fry the chicken with the sesame seeds or you just added them after?
Thanks for all your recipes they are so healthy and my gut process them so easily.
So glad you liked it, Krizia! Perhaps the pan needed to be hotter to get it crispier and don’t over-stir? Play with that next time 😉
Oh my goodness! So delicious and a hit with the whole fam!! The more recipes of yours that I try, the more I am amazed at the taste, the ease, all wrapped up in healthy. Thank you, Alison!
Ahh, thanks so much, Deb!! So happy you guys are loving the recipes and this one is definitely a fave of mine as well!
Is there an alternative to cassava flour? I’m going to Oder some but is there another healthy flour that will work?
You could try another starch like arrowroot!