Hello again! I came up with this recipe in an attempt to replicate an Asian dish. See...my hubby loves Chinese food. And when I say that...I don't mean real Chinese food. I mean, he loves the grossly-sweet, gloppy, cornstarch-laden chicken balls and fried rice kind of Chinese food. This is a cleaned up version that he LOVED! It's slightly sweet with lots of umami from the sesame oil! Hope you enjoy!!
8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
2 tbsp cooking fat of choice
1 tbsp sesame seeds
Salt and pepper, to taste
1/4 cup paleo ketchup
1/4 cup honey
1/3 cup fresh orange juice
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp sesame oil
2 tbsp coconut aminos
Zest of 1 orange
1. Season both sides of chicken with sea salt and black pepper.
2. Heat oil, over medium, in large cast iron skillet. Add in chicken, skin side down and don't turn over until skin is golden brown.
3. While chicken is browning, whisk all sauce ingredients together and set aside.
4. Once chicken is browned, lower heat to low, and pour sauce over the chicken.
5. Simmer for approximately 20 minutes, until chicken is fully cooked and sauce has thickened.
6. Add in sesame seeds and toss to coat chicken.
7. Serve and enjoy!!