Paleo Honey Sesame Chicken
Serves: 4 servings
Looking for an easy, kid-friendly dinner idea? Here you go! This recipe is shared with permission from Paleo Takeout by Russ Crandall.
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 tbsp Chinese cooking wine, available at well-stocked grocery stores in the Asian isle, or mirin
  • 1 tsp tamari (wheat free soy sauce. Substitute coconut aminos for a soy-free option)
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp white pepper dash of black pepper
Chicken Meatballs
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds, divided
  1. 1. In a saucepan, combine the sauce ingredients and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Reduce the heat to low and simmer gently to allow the flavors to marry while you prepare the chicken.
  2. 2. In a mixing bowl, combine the chicken meatball ingredients with your hands, then transfer to a food processor and pulse until the mixture turns into a tacky paste. With wet hands, form 40 balls.
  3. 3. You can either pan-fry the chicken meatballs in batches over medium heat or grill them over direct medium-high heat. If pan- frying, put the cooked chicken in a warm (200°F) oven while you make the other batches.
  4. 4. Once the chicken meatballs are cooked, stir together the arrow- root starch and cold water to create a slurry, then stir half of the slurry into the sauce. Increase the heat to medium, bring to a sim- mer, and cook until thickened, about 2 minutes, adding more slurry if needed. Taste and add salt if needed, then stir in half of the ses- ame seeds.
  5. 5. In a mixing bowl, toss the chicken meatballs with the sauce, then transfer to a serving dish. Sprinkle the remaining sesame seeds over the chicken and serve.
This recipe can also be made with egg-battered chicken breast pieces. Follow the instructions in my Sweet and Sour Chicken recipe (page 64 of The Paleo Takeout Cookbook), but use this sauce. Or you can use velveted chicken breasts (see page 44 of The Paleo Takeout Cookbook). Finally, consider pan-frying some cut-up chicken thighs and tossing them in the sauce. Easy!
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