Coconut Orange Paleo Chicken


The girls and I made dinner for my parents and this chicken was a huge hit. The girls loved the chicken, but not the sauce. Mr. Meaty felt the same. (He’s not a coconut fan.) Everyone else liked it all together. It went deliciously with our Candy Cabbages (caramelized brussels sprouts).

If you like chicken (especially paleo chicken), try this recipe.

If not, try a vegetarian version with chickpea cutlets.

Paleo Coconut Orange Chicken

Serves 4


1 cup sliced almonds (optional)
6 boneless chicken breasts
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon cumin
3 tablespoons coconut oil
1 1/2 cups coconut cream
1/4 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon deli mustard


Toast almonds in a pan and set aside.
Place chicken breasts between sheets of plastic wrap and beat with a meat mallet to flatten to about 1/4-inch thickness.

Sprinkle chicken on both sides with garlic, salt and cumin.

Melt half of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add half of chicken (or as much will fit in your pan) and cook two minutes per side, until golden. Repeat with remaining chicken and oil.

Reduce heat to medium, add remaining ingredients and stir well. Add chicken, sprinkle with almonds and cook for about 8 minutes or until sauce thickens. (We left several of the chicken breasts plain for the kids.)

This was great! It’s a definite repeat and it fits our new diet really well. Goose doesn’t get any dairy or nightshades and I don’t get anything that messes with my autoimmune disorder. :) Love it.

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  1. says

    it looks like your sauce got really thick – did you have to add shredded coconut or coconut flour to it to get it to that consistency?

    • says

      I used coconut cream that should’ve been reconstituted (comes in a box– but I didn’t see the directions, so I ended up adding orange juice to it. If you use regular liquid coconut cream, adding coconut flour would definitely achieve the same thickness.

      • says

        Thanks! the sauce is what drew me to this – looks almost like something you’d find on a dessert crumble – so I definitely want to get it right