Paleo Sweet & Sour Chicken

This tasty paleo sweet and sour chicken is a delicious dish that goes great with some cauliflower rice or on its own.

Paleo Sweet and Sour Chicken

With this recipe, I coat the chicken so that it will be nice and crispy. However, this makes it quite time-consuming and is slightly less healthy. You can easily skip the coating of the chicken if you want a healthier and easier dish. I use tapioca flour that’s paleo friendly to coat the chicken in.

As I mentioned above, you can make some delicious sides to go with this tasty chicken dish. Making cauliflower rice is extremely easy, so it’s great if you’re running low on time. It also tastes so good. You can even find it at for sale at some supermarkets, perfect if you find yourself very limited in time.

Make sure to keep any leftovers of this dish as they will reheat the next day nicely. It’s important to keep them covered in the fridge or freezer until needed. It should last roughly three days in the refrigerator after cooking.

If you would love to see how to make this tasty recipe, then be sure to check out the video below. It takes you through all the steps to making this delicious dish. Alternatively, you can find the full recipe right underneath the video.

Paleo Sweet & Sour Chicken

Prep time
20 Minutes
Cook time
25 Minutes
Total time
45 Minutes


  • 440g (15.5 Oz) can pineapple Pieces with unsweetened juice (Don’t drain)
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 1 tsp. ginger, minced
  • 1 large red bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 Tbsp honey
  • 4 Tbsp tomato Paste
  • 2 Tbsp coconut Aminos
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar


  • 500g (1.1 lb) chicken thigh, cubed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup tapioca starch
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper

For Frying

  • ~ 1/2 cup coconut oil


  1. Beat two eggs in a clean bowl.
  2. In a new bowl, mix the tapioca starch, salt, and pepper.
  3. Add the chicken to the egg bowl and then coat in the tapioca starch. Repeat until you have coated all the chicken.
  4. In a deep frypan over high heat, add 1/2 cup coconut oil. Once hot, quickly brown the chicken. Once browned, put to the side.
  5. In the same pan but cleaned, add 1 tsp coconut oil, onion, ginger, bell pepper and cook until the onion is translucent (~2 minutes)
  6. Add the honey, tomato paste, coconut Aminos, apple cider vinegar and the pineapple pieces with the juice. Stir until combined.
  7. Allow to simmer for 15 minutes before returning the chicken to the pan.
  8. Cook for 10 minutes or until thickened.
  9. Serve & Enjoy

Recipe Tips

  • You shouldn’t need to add any more seasonings to this paleo friendly sweet and sour chicken dish. However, if you feel the need then simply adjust the seasoning by using some salt & pepper.
  • There are more vegetables that you can add to this dish. For example, if you feel like it then you can add some carrots but keep in mind the cooking time might be lengthened depending on what you add.
  • You could make this dish in the slow cooker just keep in mind you won’t be able to coat the chicken. Well, you could, but it the coating will become soggy after hours of cooking.

Nutritional Information

If you need to know the nutritional information for this dish, then you can find it right below.

Please keep in mind that this information is just an estimate as I used an online tool to calculate it. It also doesn’t take into account any extras that you might have with it such as cauliflower rice.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 276g (9.74 oz)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 386 Calories from Fat 1260
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 140g 215%
Saturated Fat 15.5g 78%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Cholesterol 136mg 45%
Sodium 492mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 23g
Protein 17g 34%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

If you’re a fan of curries, then the paleo friendly korma is indeed one that you should try.

I hope this paleo sweet and sour chicken recipe works out for you. It certainly came out great for me. If you do have some suggestions, tips, or anything else that you would like to say then feel free to leave a comment below.

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