Asian Style Lemon Chicken. (Paleo/Gluten/Grain Free)

by Brittany on September 18, 2013

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This was a family favorite growing up. I would look forward to the smells of lemon chicken came lingering up to my room while I worked in my room on homework. Creating this in my kitchen today brought back such a flood of memories!

You guys are going to love this recipe, its just like the lemon chicken you’ll get at PF Changs… only of course this version is a trillion times healthier.

Asian Style Lemon Chicken.


  • 2 Tbsp Oil
  • 1.5 pounds of Chicken Thighs, chopped into bite size pieces


  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Arrowroot or Tapioca Flour/Starch
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut Aminos


  • 1/2 Cup Arrowroot or Tapioca Flour/Starch
  • 1/2 Tbsp Coconut Flour
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp pepper


  • 2 Cups Chicken Broth
  • 5-6 Tbsp Honey
  • 1/4 Cup Lemon Juice
  • 3 Tbsp Tapioca Flour
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  1. In a small bowl mix all the ingredients for the batter.
  2. In a separate bowl mix together ingredients for the coating.
  3. Drop chicken pieces in the batter and then dredge in the coating.
  4. Meanwhile heat up a skillet over medium-low heat with 2 T of oil.
  5. Cook chicken until no longer pink in the middle.
  6. Add in all the sauce ingredients and simmer until sauce has thickened slightly.


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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Dianna Payne September 19, 2013 at 8:57 pm

Wow! This looks amazing!!!!
Do you think you could make it without the eggs? Do you have any suggestions?
thanks for all your hard work! I love your books and recipes!


Beth September 20, 2013 at 12:09 am

What is a coconut amino?


Faith September 20, 2013 at 4:10 am

Made this tonight and paired it with some steamed broccoli… it was AMAZING. The first words out of my husband’s mouth were “this tastes JUST LIKE take-out!” It has that gummy, sticky consistency you get when you order Chinese food with those thick, sugary sauces on them… and yet we could eat this one guilt-free and still feel amazing afterward!

Thank you for this recipe — and keep ‘em coming! :)


Brittany September 20, 2013 at 2:48 pm

So glad you enjoyed it! I’ve been working on a number of Chinese dishes- will have more coming soon :)


Laurel September 20, 2013 at 4:59 pm

PLEEEEEZZZZEEEE tell me there is a sub for coconut aminos.


Brittany September 20, 2013 at 5:19 pm

Sure! Can you have regular gluten free soy sauce or liquid aminos? Both would taste great!


Ty-Leigh September 21, 2013 at 3:38 pm

I made this last night and it was super easy and tasted good. I used ener-g egg replacer and a smidge more water for the batter. I’d warn against letting the chicken and sauce “cook” together for any length of time like I did (I thought the flavour might infuse…). It made the tapioca really do it’s thing, leaving the chicken kinda slimy or “snotty” as my husband said. The sauce was still delicious though, so I’m bound to try again with just a quick toss in the sauce at the end :)


Jean October 10, 2013 at 3:09 am

Whole Foods has coconut Aminos, also.


Cassidy @ Cassidy's Craveable Creations October 12, 2013 at 1:46 pm

Made this last night and it was soooooo good!!!! Will definitely make again and again :)


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