Slow Cook Paleo Sesame-Orange Chicken (Over Coconut Cauli Rice)

04 Nov

sesame-chicken-26-600I just bought a new Paleo cookbook called “Against all grain” and just started looking through and deciding which recipes to make. This one looked good and for the most part, I had most of the ingredients in my cabinet. I love the cookbook. The pictures are to die for and the recipes look really great. Some a little more complicated then I usually prepare, but I know the end result will be fantastic. This one turned out really delicious. I have never cooked with coconut amino’s before, so there is a taste in the dish that I didn’t quite recognize, and I figured that must be it. It’s in the soy sauce family, so if the taste of coconut amino’s bothers you and you don’t mind using soy sauce, that could be a good alternative. I also realized I quadrupled the amount of ginger you are supposed to put in… so that may be why it had a bit of a kick!

But honestly, anything that I can throw in a slow cooker or crock pot and ignore for a few hours sounds like a good recipe to me! Bonus points if it stores well in the freezer in a vacuum sealed bag. I’ve been reading so many vacuum sealer reviews, the one I have is clearly outdated.

*2 lbs boneless organic chicken thighs
*1/3 cup coconut aminos
*1/3 cup honey
*2 tbls orange juice
*2 tbls tomato paste
*1 tbls toasted seasame oil
*2 tsp minced garlic
*1/2 tsp ground ginger
*3/4 tsp sea salt
*1/4 tsp black pepper
*1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
*Garnish with toasted or plain sesame seeds and green onions

1. Place the chicken at the bottom of the crock pot and turn on low heat.
2. Place all the remaining ingredients (minus the sesame seeds) in a food processor or whisk together. Pour mixture over the chicken. Make sure to turn the chicken around so all of the chicken is coated.
3. Cook the chicken for approximately 4 hours.
4. Remove the chicken and cut into pieces
5. Take the sauce that was in the crockpot and transfer to a small sauce pan. Cook for about 15-20 minutes on medium heat until the sauce thickens
6. Pour over your chicken and sprinkle with chopped green onions and sesame seeds.

Coconut Cauliflower rice

* 1 large cauliflower
* 1/2 cup shredded coconut
* 1/2 white onion chopped
* 2-3 chopped pieces of garlic
* olive oil

1. Place your cauliflower in broken up florets into your food processor until it is finely ground into ‘rice’ size.
2. In a frying pan, put about a tablespoon of olive oil and then your onions and garlic.
3. When they start to cook just a bit, add your cauliflower and your shredded coconut and cook until combined and everything is warm. Don’t cook too long, just enough so everything is nice and heated to put under your chicken dish.





Posted by on November 4, 2013 in Chicken, Dinner


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31 responses to “Slow Cook Paleo Sesame-Orange Chicken (Over Coconut Cauli Rice)

  1. vanillaplummedia

    September 3, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    This looks amazing! I will be making this.

  2. Alix

    October 9, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Is the chicken crispy like traditional orange chicken?

    • paleoyummers

      October 14, 2015 at 2:42 pm

      No, more like pulled chicken. You would have to fry it to make it crispy.

  3. cregs114

    January 7, 2015 at 1:18 am

    Delicious! Had this for dinner tonight.

  4. Casper

    January 19, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    Hi there! I’m very excited to try this recipe but I’m not sure I can get my hand on coconut aminos, do you know a good substitute? Thank you!

    • paleoyummers

      January 22, 2015 at 2:40 am

      You can use low sodium soy sauce!

      • Lama

        March 3, 2015 at 6:15 am

        Is say sauce paleo? can I use it?!

      • paleoyummers

        March 19, 2015 at 1:35 pm

        Soy sauce isn’t paleo but it should work just fine!

    • aaronna

      February 21, 2015 at 1:17 am

      This website has a pretty good recipe for a coconut aminos substitute using ingredients that look easy to find:

    • jmercurio19

      July 14, 2015 at 5:44 pm

      Coconut Aminos are at most health food stores. Definitely Whole Foods since that’s where I get mine 🙂
      Even low sodium soy sauce isn’t paleo and soy is horrible for you anyway so I would steer clear and call around to find Coconut Aminos. It tastes better anyway

  5. Amy

    January 20, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    I was wondering how many people this dish serves? Thanks!

    • paleoyummers

      January 22, 2015 at 2:41 am

      I would say about 4 people, or 2 and lots of leftovers.

  6. Kayleigh

    January 26, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    Are you cooking for four hours on low or high?

    • paleoyummers

      February 1, 2015 at 4:22 pm

      I put it on high while I was preparing everything then set it on low the rest of the time. But I’m sure keeping it on low the entire time is fine!

  7. Krista

    February 16, 2015 at 1:05 am

    Hello. Looks quite good. Can you use chicken breast instead of thighs?

  8. Amy

    February 17, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    if you cook on low would you double cooking time to 8 hours?

    • paleoyummers

      March 19, 2015 at 1:36 pm

      I cooked on low and still did 4 hours. 8 hours might make the chicken dry

  9. Jackie

    February 18, 2015 at 2:32 am

    I have chicken breasts in my fridge, but no thighs… do you think those would work?

    • paleoyummers

      February 18, 2015 at 2:34 am

      Definitely. I would just cook them longer in the crockpot and maybe shred them half way through.

      • Jackie

        February 23, 2015 at 9:33 pm

        Thanks! 🙂

  10. belle★beckford

    March 12, 2015 at 1:28 am

    This sounds great! I’m going to try it this weekend.


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