General Tso’s Chicken Paleo Wrap

I can’t even remember the last time I had Chinese food… This is Dan from Primal4Life bringing you a “General Tso’s Chicken Paleo Wrap.”  Anyone that’s been hardcore Paleo knows that Chinese food is just something that doesn’t cooperate with our lifestyle.  The peanut oil, the MSG, the gluten, the soy, not Paleo!  But this version, from the cookbookGather: The Art of Paleo Entertaining” is gluten free, soy free, MSG free, peanut oil free, and it doesn’t stop there.  And guess what, it’s really good!

We incorporated several Paleo items which we sourced from Julian Bakery… You know, that place that has the perfect assortment of items to keep you and your loved ones livin’ the Paleo lifestyle with ease.  We used some great products from Coconut Secret, like their Coconut Nectar, Coconut Aminos, and Coconut Vinegar.  All are packed with nutrients, amino acids, B and C vitamins, and are minimally processed.  We’ve also thrown some Paleo Butter, a great ghee that has the uber-important vitamin K2…  Don’t forget that Quantum Pink Salt, which is a lovely blend of two tasty and nutritious salts.

Ingredients:

  • 3 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts (or thighs, whichever you prefer)

  • 1 cup olive oil

  • 1/8 cup green onion, thinly sliced

Batter:

Sauce:

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Directions:

  1. Rinse chicken under cool water, and pat dry.  Cut the chicken into 1-inch cubes, and set it aside.

  2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the egg and coconut aminos.  Add in the arrowroot flour until the mixture is thick and evenly combined.  Toss the mixture with the cubed chicken until the chicken is evenly coated.

  3. In a medium sized mixing bowl, whisk together the chicken broth, maple syrup, coconut aminos, coconut vinegar, and arrowroot flour.  Whisk until the arrowroot is completely dissolved.  In a large sauce pan, heat the Paleo Butter over medium heat and add the minced garlic.  Saute the minced garlic for 30 seconds, then pour in the broth.  Season with salt and bring the sauce to a boil while whisking.  Once the sauce has thickened, reduce the heat and stir in the green-onions and dried chilies.  Simmer on low heat until serving.

  4. In a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat, heat the olive oil.  Test the heat with a single piece of chicken.  It should sizzle when the oil is up to temperature.  Place the chicken in half of the Dutch oven, and allow it to cook on one side for 3-4 minutes.  Flip, and place more chicken in the other half of the Dutch oven.  By working this way, you keep the temperature of the oil hot and consistent.  Adding too much chicken at once cools it down.

  5. Remove the chicken from the Dutch oven after frying.  Add the sauce to the remaining olive oil in the Dutch oven, and bring it to a boil.  Add in the chicken, toss quickly to coat, and remove it from heat.

  6. Serve in your Paleo Wraps and garnish with remaining 1/8 cup of green onion and serve.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 8

This was definitely not the right meal to be making while it’s warm out, ‘cause we were baking like a toasted-cheeser!  The chicken, done in batches, takes a while, but it was so worth it….  I couldn’t believe my eyes as the sauce thickened up, and looked oh so close to that thick gooey sauce that General Tso’s Chicken normally comes served up with.  And as usual, the Paleo Wraps added that extra flair to my dinner, a nice light coconut taste, and I’ve never enjoyed this meal in a wrap before which was quite interesting!  I will admit, the taste of the sauce is not identical to what we are used to, but it was still awesome!  And it was a great meal to serve up to our guest, Jay, who loved the meal as well.

So make sure you go to www.JulianBakery.com/Paleo for the healthy, low carb, low calorie Paleo Wraps, as well as all of the other Paleo items that we used to create this American Chinese dish!  Yes, General Tso’s Chicken isn’t really derived from China…. We Americans created it!  And please enjoy the new Nature’s Hollow Maple Syrup, which is sugar free and has Xylitol, a natural sweetener that actually has tons of health benefits!

Thanks for stopping by, and if you decide to make this meal please let us know how you like it!!  Have a happy and healthy day!

Dan

Primal4Life

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