Chinese Garlic Chicken Gluten-Free

Chinese garlic chicken

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Looking for a delicious family-friendly dinner recipe? Look no further. This delicious garlic chicken with mushrooms ticks all boxes. Gluten-free of course!


  • 1/2 kg of boneless chicken thighs cut into strips (you can use chicken breast if you prefer)
  • 250g button mushrooms, cut into quarters 
  • 2 tbsp of tapioca flour
  • 3 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 3 cm ginger, grated


  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup of chicken or vegetable stock
  • 2 tbsp of gluten-free soy sauce (I use tamari)
  • 1 tbsp of honey
  • 2 tsp corn starch

Garnish (optional):

  • Toasted sesame seeds
  • Green onions 


  • Add tapioca flour to the chicken strips (watch video below how to do it quickly)
  • Toss it to make sure all chicken strips are coated with tapioca flour.
  • Mix the ingredients for the delicious sauce. Simply put all in a bowl, mix, and set aside.
  • Heat the olive oil and sesame in a wok or a large frying pan. Add the chicken pieces into the hot oil and fry on medium-high heat until the chicken becomes golden.
  • Add the mushrooms to the wok and fry mushrooms for a couple of minutes, until they start to become golden too.
  • Push the chicken and mushroom to one side of your frying pan or wok so you have a small free area. Add 1 tsp of sesame olive oil and quickly fry minced garlic and ginger in it, until fragrant. Be careful not to burn it. Mix the chicken and the mushrooms with garlic and ginger.
  • Add the sauce and lower the heat to low.
  • Cook everything together for a couple of minutes, until the sauce has thickened and everything is well combined.
  • Sprinkle with some toasted sesame seeds and fresh spring onions.
  • Amazing Chinese honey garlic chicken that tastes just as good as you’ll get at your favourite restaurant, served over jasmine rice. Enjoy!

Keywords: Chinese Lemon Chicken, chicken dinner, family dinner recipe