Paleo Sticky Sesame Chicken Thighs


A Paleo Sticky Sesame Chicken Thigh recipe that is made in one pan for a quick and easy weeknight meal! Serve over cauliflower rice for a full ‘take-out’ style meal any night of the week. Gluten-free. 

20 minutes. That’s all you need to make this super easy paleo Sticky Sesame Chicken Thigh recipe. What? Take-out in 20 minutes. Yes, that’s right! It takes less time to make this than to open up the take-out menu, decide what you want to eat, order and wait for it to arrive (or go and pick it up). It’s like a dream come true! Especially when your craving for Asian inspired meals kicks in.

I have had some serious cravings for Chinese food lately – weird for me. I know! Orange chicken and beef and broccoli are my favorite take out dishes! And other than low carb orange chicken and apricot sesame shrimp and chicken, I really don’t have any Asian inspired meals on the blog. Which means, now that I have this Paleo Sticky Sesame Chicken Thigh recipe, I need to tackle some beef and broccoli next!

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My freezer is always stocked with meat — and most definitely chicken thighs! I will admit that I have totally turned from a chicken breast girl to a chicken thigh girl. The flavor is just 1000 times better! But, this recipe would work perfectly with chicken breast or even chicken wings!

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Serve this over some cauliflower rice (or jasmine rice if you aren’t paleo) and you have yourself one super easy, quick and healthy take out meal in a matter of minutes! Oh, and did I mention freakin’ delicious!!!

Serves 6

Paleo Sticky Sesame Chicken Thighs

A Paleo Sticky Sesame Chicken Thigh recipe that is made in one pan for a quick and easy weeknight meal! Serve over cauliflower rice for a full ‘take-out’ style meal any night of the week. Gluten-free.

10 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

20 minTotal Time


  • 1.5 lbs chicken thighs, cubed
  • 6 tbsp.cassava sweetener*
  • 3 tbsp. coconut aminos
  • 1.5 tbsp. ketchup or bbq sauce
  • 1.5 tsp. garlic powder**
  • 1/2 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp. coconut flour
  • sesame seeds, as desired


  1. Heat oil in a skillet
  2. Add in diced chicken thighs and cook for 3-4 minutes
  3. Toss and cook an additional 2-3 minutes
  4. While chicken is cooking whisk together sweetener, coconut aminos, ketchup and garlic powder
  5. Add sauce to chicken and cover for an additional 2-3 minutes or until chicken is cooked
  6. Mix coconut flour into sauce (if you prefer it not to be thick you can skip this step)
  7. Allow to sit for 1 minute
  8. Sprinkle with sesame seeds
  9. Serve as desired

Cuisine: Asian | Recipe Type: Dinner


*can sub with honey if not paleo **can use minced garlic. I didn’t have any on hand

Nutrition for 1 out of 6 servings: 15g protein, 27g carbs, 9g fat

#Paleo Sticky Sesame Chicken in less than 20 minutes! Yum!!

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Those big, tender, juicy pieces of chicken are sooooo good! And the sauce…..don’t even get me started!


A beautiful and healthy meal done in a single pan. There are a few kitchen gadgets I use all the time, like my spiralizer, this pan, my saute pan and my cast iron skillet. Pretty much anything that allows me to make a meal in a single pan is a win — did someone say less clean up? ?

But, I will tell you that out of all of the gadgets the American Kitchen Cookware 12-in Non-Stick Casserole Pan is one of my favorites because it cooks everything so evenly and of course, is easy to clean up! Also, American Kitchen Cookware is a top of the line product! Why do you ask?

  • American Kitchen is a premium cookware brand from parent company Regal Ware — a company that knows a thing or two about amazing cookware. After all, they’ve been a trusted manufacturer of quality cookware for over 100 years.
  • True to their name, all of American Kitchen’s cookware is handcrafted in small batches in their West Bend,Wisconsin factory. Each piece is made with the highest grade of responsibly sourced stainless steel and aluminum available, so you know it’s precisely engineered for unreal performance and unparalleled durability.
  • American Kitchen is committed to the highest standards of manufacturing quality and have been doing it this way for decades; that’s why a Lifetime Warranty is offered on every product they sell.

And any kitchenn gadget that will last me a lifetime is always, always a win!

Question of the day…..

What is your favorite kitchen pot/pan?

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