No Sugar Added Paleo Orange Cashew Chicken

  • Author: Mia Zarlengo
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 3-4 servings 1x
  • Category: Lunch, Dinner


Super simple no sugar added orange cashew chicken! 



For the sauce:

  • 1/3 cup coconut aminos
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar 
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • Juice of 1 orange 
  • 1 tsp of sesame oil 
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced 
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger or 1 inch piece of fresh ginger minced 
  • Few good cracks of black pepper
  • Red pepper flakes, to taste

For the chicken:

  • 2 tbsp avocado oil 
  • 1.5 lbs chicken breasts, sliced into bite sized pieces
  • 2 tbsp tapioca starch 
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/3 cup raw cashews

For garnish: chives or green onion, sesame seeds 


  1. Whisk all ingredients for the sauce together in a bowl. Set aside.
  2. Toss the chicken pieces in the tapioca starch until evenly coated.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the avocado oil, then stir in the chicken and season with 1/2 tsp sea salt. Allow to cook, stirring occasionally, until cooked through (about 9-12 minutes).
  4. Add the sauce and cashews. Reduce heat to a simmer. Allow to simmer until sauce slightly thickens, about 5-7 minutes. Serve with fresh chives and sesame seeds (optional).