Healthy Sweet and Sour Chicken (Paleo + Whole30)

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! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Author Justin + Erica Winn | Real Simple Good


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


  1. Whisk all of the sauce ingredients together in a small bowl or jar. Set aside.

  2. Cut chicken into bite sized pieces, and heat a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat and add oil.

  3. 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. 

  4. While chicken is cooking, chop bell pepper, onion and pineapple as noted. 

  5. 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.  

  6. Add sauce and chicken back into skillet and continue to cook, stirring often until sauce thickens up, about 2-3 minutes. 

  7. Serve over rice or cauliflower rice for Whole30, in a lettuce wrap or over greens. Enjoy!