Paleo Lemon Chicken

Paleo Lemon Chicken

A healthier, dairy free, grain free, nut free take on a classic Chinese dish.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

Breaded Chicken

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 cup tapioca starch
  • salt to taste

Sweet Date Lemon Sauce (PICTURED)

  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup date sugar
  • 1 tbsp tapioca starch
  • fresh organic sweet cherries

Sweet Honey Lemon Sauce

  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • fresh organic sweet cherries

Instructions
 

  • Pound chicken breasts to 1/2 inch thickness with meat cleaver.
  • Heat avocado oil over medium high heat in large frying pan.
  • Whisk together egg in a small bowl, and place tapioca starch in separate medium sized container/plate.
  • Coat chicken breasts first with tapioca starch, followed by egg, followed again by tapioca starch.
  • Fry the chicken for approximately 4-5 minutes on each side until crispy and golden brown in color.
  • Remove chicken from the pan and drain oil.
  • Slice chicken, top with sauce and garnish with fresh, sweet cherries.
  • Enjoy!

Sweet Date Lemon Sauce

  • Add lemon juice, water, date sugar and tapioca starch back to ban and whisk together over medium high heat.
  • Continue cooking until sauce has a thickened, smooth consistency.

Sweet Honey Lemon Sauce

  • Add lemon juice, water, honey and back to ban and whisk together over medium high heat.
  • Continue cooking until sauce has a thickened, smooth consistency.
Keyword chinese, dairy free, grain free, healthy dinner, lemon chicken, nut free, Paleo
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