Oriental Style Spicy Chicken

If you’re looking for an Oriental dish without all the sugar and msg, look no further. This Oriental-style spicy chicken hits the spot with healthy ingredients that won’t leave you feeling guilty.


Oriental Style Spicy Chicken

Prep Time: 10 Mins
Cook Time: 20 Mins
Yields: 4 Servings


  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken thigh meat, cut into medium pieces
  • Sea Salt
  • Coconut Oil
  • For the sauce:
  • ½ small red onion, roughly diced
  • 2 cm long fresh ginger root, peeled and roughly diced (about 1 tablespoon grated)
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and roughly diced
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 4 tablespoons coconut aminos
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine (optional)
  • 3 teaspoons mild red chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Garnish:
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • spring onion for garnish


  1. Season chicken with a little sea salt and set aside.
  2. Add the sauce ingredients to a blender or a food processor.
  3. Blend together until fairly smooth, then scrape into a small saucepan.
  4. If you don't have a blender, grate the onion, ginger and garlic and mix well with the rest of the ingredients.
  5. Add the sesame seeds to a clean frying pan.
  6. Heat over medium heat.
  7. Toast for a minute or two, stirring frequently, until the seeds brown slightly.
  8. Remove to a bowl.
  9. Heat a dollop of coconut oil in a large skillet.
  10. Add the chicken pieces and cook over medium-high heat for 5 minutes on each side.
  11. In the meantime, place the pot with the sauce over medium heat.
  12. Bring to simmer and cook for about 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  13. This will thicken the sauce and cook some of the ingredients such as onion, garlic and ginger, making those flavors more subtle.
  14. Once the chicken has cooked on each side, add the sauce over the top and stir through.
  15. Cook together for 2-3 minutes, stirring a few times.
  16. The sauce will caramelize and get even more sticky.
  17. Finally, sprinkle with some of the sesame seeds and stir through.
  18. Then top with green onion and the rest of the sesame seeds.
  19. Serve with cauliflower rice.

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1 Reply to "Oriental Style Spicy Chicken"

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    Doug Jacobs May 7, 2018 (4:49 am)

    Absolutely delicious & healthy dish!

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