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Paleo Whole Chicken Thighs with Orange Sauce

Serving Size: 10 people
This easy one-pan chicken thigh recipe is loaded with flavor! Add a side of vegetables and rice, and you'll have a complete meal.

Recipe by: Mayumi Tavalero

Cook Times

Active Prep10
Hands-On Cook10
Hands-Off Cook10
Total Time30 minutes
Recipe Serving Size10 people

Cooking Tools Required

Cutting board, Measuring cups and spoons, Mixing bowls, Saute pan, Sharp Knives, Skillet, Tongs, Top Stove, Whisk


  • 2 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 10 chicken thighs with skin and bone
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

For the orange sauce:

  • ¾ cup orange juiced fresh, squeezed from 3 large oranges
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoon coconut aminos
  • 2 tablespoon fresh ginger minced
  • 4 clove garlic minced
  • 3 teaspoon arrowroot powder or tapioca starch
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 2 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds


  • Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper.
  • Set 2 large frying pans (for 10 servings) over medium-high heat and when hot add 1 tablespoon of the oil to each pan. Carefully add 5 pieces of chicken, skin side down to each pan. Once the chicken is nicely brown, about 4 minutes per side, remove the pan from heat.
  • To make the orange sauce, whisk together all the sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Divide the sauce evenly among the pan(s) with the chicken, and bring to a boil. Lower heat to a simmer, cover and cook chicken for an additional 15 minutes, turning halfway through cooking time. If the sauce is too watery, add 1 more teaspoon of arrowroot or as needed to make it thicker.
  • Remove lid and allow sauce to simmer for a thicker consistency if desired.
Reheating Instructions
Heat in microwave on full power until heated through.


Calories: 319kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 388mg | Potassium: 279mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg