Paleo Bang Bang Chicken Bites – Whole30 and Paleo friendly! The bang bang sauce is super versatile and is great on any protein like shrimp or can be used as a dip or dressing for veggies!
Other than my Cajun spice seasoning kick, I’ve been on a sauce kick and this paleo bang bang chicken bites recipe came through! You’ve probably heard of bang bang shrimp which I think is more popular than chicken, but however you have it, the bang bang sauce is the bomb dot com.
Of course, it’s a flavor combo of sweet, spicy and a bit of tangy. We don’t need to discuss how much I love flavor combos. I think a lot of my recipes speak for themselves when it comes to that!
Anyway, I made these paleo bang bang chicken bites as an appetizer when I had friends over for dinner and they were gone before I even put the plate down. If I didn’t serve it as an appetizer, I would just throw it on top of some cauliflower rice (or regular rice if that’s your thing), some greens and call it a day.
I’ve also used the bang bang sauce as a dip for chicken fingers and vegetables. The sauce is pretty versatile, and my next venture is going to make spicy tuna rolls with it. The taste is pretty similar to the sauce used in spicy tuna rolls, and if it comes out like how I imagine, obviously the recipe will be posted!
A few pro-tips: if you’re doing the Whole30, I make the sriracha from the Whole30 Fast & Easy cookbook. There’s also a great recipe form Nom Nom Paleo that is Whole30 compliant. If you’re okay with a bit of sugar and whatnot, then use regular ole sriracha that you find in the Asian section of your grocery store.
Also, the sauce is one of those recipes where you have to taste it and adjust the seasoning to your liking. My friends like spicy so I added more sriracha and more cayenne pepper than what the recipe calls for. If you can’t handle spice, add more apple juice to help cut the heat. I hope you all enjoy this recipe as much as I do!
Paleo Bang Bang Chicken Bites
For the chicken:
For the chicken:
Preheat skillet over medium-high heat with avocado oil.
Shake off access arrowroot flour from chicken then add to pan.
Brown on all sides until chicken is cooked through. About 15-20 minutes depending on size of cubed chicken.
Place chicken in a large bowl and toss in bang bang sauce. Start with a few tablespoons and add more if chicken needs more coating.
For the bang bang sauce:
Whisk together all ingredients until well combined. Place in refrigerator until ready to use.
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