Orange Chicken (GAPS)

Think you have to give up “Chinese takeout” when you start GAPS?  Think again!  (Well, at least the Chinese part … the takeout is a little more difficult 🙂 )

Instead of being full of MSG and other unknown ingredients, this recipe is healthy and can be prepared within about 30 minutes at home.  It was adapted from a recipe I found on


Orange Chicken

2 lbs. boneless, skinless organic chicken thighs

3-4 Tbs. coconut oil

juice from 4 oranges

zest from 2 oranges

2 tsp. fresh ginger

5 Tbs. raw coconut aminos

about 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. garlic powder

about 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. chili powder

drizzle raw honey


Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces and cook in a large skillet over medium-low heat in the coconut oil until lightly browned (not completely cooked through).  Add the orange juice, zest, ginger, coconut aminos, and seasonings (Note about the seasonings: I use just enough to lightly sprinkle over the chicken.  Add more or less to taste).

Simmer to reduce and thicken the sauce.  When your sauce has thickened, you may drizzle some raw honey overtop (optional) and stir in.  Serve with cauliflower fried rice.


This is orange chicken served on top of cauliflower fried rice.  Yummy AND healthy!  My 5-year-old told me tonight, “Mommy, let’s have this meat EVERY night for supper!”



~ Alicia








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