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Sesame Chicken Skillet with Spinach and Onions
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 35 mins

Sesame Chicken Skillet with Spinach and Onions. A one pan meal that is naturally gluten free, low carb and Whole30 friendly!

Course: Mains
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: sesame chicken
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 423 kcal
Author: Alyssa Brantley
Sesame Chicken Skillet with Spinach and Onions from www.EverydayMaven.com
  • 4 tablespoons avocado oil divided
  • 1 extra large yellow onion halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 1/4 pounds skin-on chicken thighs bones removed, fat trimmed
  • kohser salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4 pound organic baby spinach roughly chopped
  • 1 inches piece ginger root peeled and finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons coconut aminos + 1 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
To Prepare:
  1. Peel onion, cut in half and thinly slice.
  2. Use a kitchen shears to remove any chicken fat or skin that is hanging over the thigh meat.
  3. Flip chicken thighs over, skin side down, and use kitchen shears to gently cut thigh bone out to remove it. Make sure to remove any cartilage as well (You can save these bones to make stock).
  4. Generously spinkle each chicken thigh (both sides) with salt and pepper.
  5. Finally, sprinkle each side with the ground turmeric and rub in to disperse.
  6. Roughly chop baby spinach.
  7. Peel ginger and finely chop.

To Cook:
  1. Heat a 12" cast iron pan over medium high heat. Once hot, add 2 tablespoons of avocado oil and then sliced onions along with a pinch of salt and pepper. Sauté for 7 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until soft and edges are beginning to brown.

  2. Remove onions to a bowl and add remaining 2 tablespoons of avocado oil to pan, reduce heat to medium. Add chicken thighs, skin side down and cook on each side 7 to 8 minutes.

  3. Remove chicken thighs to a dish. Return onions to pan along with spinach, ginger, coconut aminos and water. Mix until well combined and coconut aminos are beginning to bubble, about 1 minute.
  4. Return chicken to pan and coat with sauce and onion mixture. Cook an additional 5 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  5. Top with toasted sesame oil and toasted sesame seeds. Serve and Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Sesame Chicken Skillet with Spinach and Onions
Amount Per Serving
Calories 423 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Fat 35g54%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 118mg39%
Sodium 116mg5%
Potassium 445mg13%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 2750IU55%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Calcium 49mg5%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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