Healthy Sweet and Sour Chicken (Paleo + Whole30)

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Justin + Erica Winn
This is our remake of a Healthy Sweet and Sour Chicken. It's a quick + easy 30 minute Asian-inspired dinner that's Paleo + Whole30 and the whole family will love it! 
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For the sauce:

  • 1 orange, juiced
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp tapioca flour (or arrowroot starch)
  • 2 tsp paleo sriracha or hot sauce (or Primal Kitchen Spicy Ketchup)

For the rest of the stir fry:

  • 2 lbs chicken breast, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2 bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped into wedges
  • 2 cups pineapple, chopped
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • Sea salt and pepper


  • Whisk all of the sauce ingredients together in a small bowl or jar. Set aside.
  • Cut chicken into bite sized pieces, and heat a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat and add oil.
  • Once hot, add chicken to pan, season with generous pinches of salt and pepper and cook stirring occasionally until chicken is cooked through, about 7-9 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside on a plate once done. 
  • While chicken is cooking, chop bell pepper, onion and pineapple as noted. 
  • When chicken is done, add more oil to pan if needed and add veggies and pineapple to pan to cook until softened, about 5-6 minutes.  
  • Add sauce and chicken back into skillet and continue to cook, stirring often until sauce thickens up, about 2-3 minutes. 
  • Serve over rice or cauliflower rice for Whole30, in a lettuce wrap or over greens. Enjoy!