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Paleo General Tso’s Chicken

  • Author: Michelle
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


This paleo General Tso’s Chicken is an easy one-pan meal that tastes just like the real thing! It’s paleo and AIP-friendly.


Units Scale
  • 1/2 cup coconut aminos
  • 2 tbsp compliant ketchup (use this for paleo or an AIP ketchup like this)
  • 1 tbsp blackstrap molasses
  • 1 tsp coconut sugar
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp ginger powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper (omit for AIP)
  • 2 tbsp arrowroot starch
  • 1 lb chicken breast, cubed
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 tbsp green onion, sliced


  1. Using a small bowl, stir the coconut aminos, blackstrap molasses, ketchup, coconut sugar, garlic, onion, and ginger powder together. Set aside.
  2. In a larger bowl, mix the salt, pepper, and arrowroot starch. Add the chicken to the bowl to thoroughly coat in the arrowroot starch mixture. Set aside.
  3. Using a large pan, heat the avocado oil over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the chicken to the pan. Cook on each side for about 3-4 minutes, rotating with tongs, until the internal temperature reaches 165 F.
  4. Reduce the heat to medium-low and pour the sauce mixture into the pan, stirring to coat the chicken and to allow the sauce to thicken for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Serve topped with green onion.


All nutritional information are estimations and will vary. Estimations do not include optional ingredients.


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 292
  • Fat: 10g
  • Carbohydrates: 23.3g
  • Fiber: 0.5g
  • Protein: 25.9g