This recipe is all over the internet so I don’t even know who originally made it and even though I don’t like pirating a recipe, since I don’t know who gets credit, I’ll just tell you Nicole saw it on Facebook, made it, loved it and we made it and served it to my aunt and uncle and parents while in Louisiana. Some people call it Orange Chicken. Some people do it in the crock pot without frying the chicken. You can do it just about any way you’d like but no matter which way you do it, it is so easy and so delicious!
The original recipe called for the following ingredients for the sauce:
- 1 cup Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce
- 1 cup orange marmalade
- 2 T. soy sauce
For the fried chicken part, it calls for:
- 2-3 chicken breasts
- 1 cup flour/1 cup cornstarch (either or both, or even some recipes say flour/baking soda in equal proportions)
- 2 eggs
- Oil for frying
We did ours a little differently. This recipe is very easy to increase or decrease.
For 7 adults, we used 3 chicken breasts and had enough for all five of us to eat and then had leftovers for 3 of us to have it for another meal. Cutting chicken into bite sized pieces really extends it.
- 2 cups Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce
- 2 cups orange marmalade
- 4 T. soy sauce
- 1 - 15 oz. can pineapple chunks or tidbits
- 2 T. olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 bell pepper, chopped
- 3 - 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1-1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- seasonings (salt, pepper, Slap Ya Mama)
- 2 eggs, beaten
- Oil for frying chicken
- Green onions and sesame seeds for topping.
- Cut chicken breasts into bite size pieces.
- Beat egg into a medium bowl.
- In a large bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, baking soda and seasonings.
- Set aside eggs, chicken and flour mixture.
- In a large cooking vessel, add olive oil and heat, then add onions and bell pepper. Saute til vegetables are tender.
- Add BBQ sauce, marmalade and soy sauce. Whisk and heat on low til hot.
- In a large skillet, add enough oil to fry chicken.
- Dip chicken in egg, then flour mixture, and fry til done and brown.
- Add chicken to sauce.
- Drain pineapple, reserving liquid. Add pineapple to sauce. Add pineapple juice/liquid if needed.
- Add green onions and sesame seeds.
- Serve over rice.
- I always soak my chicken in salt water for several hours, then drain and use.
- You may also add ginger, garlic - whatever you like!