Easy Sweet & Sour Chicken

This recipe is all over the internet so I don’t even know who originally made it and even though I don’t like pirating a recipe, since I don’t know who gets credit, I’ll just tell you Nicole saw it on Facebook, made it, loved it and we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. 

Sweet & Sour Chicken

Sweet & Sour Chicken

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.

Sweet & Sour Chicken
Serves 6
Easy! Yummy!
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  1. 2 cups Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce
  2. 2 cups orange marmalade
  3. 4 T. soy sauce
  4. 1 - 15 oz. can pineapple chunks or tidbits
  5. 2 T. olive oil
  6. 1 onion, chopped
  7. 1 bell pepper, chopped
  8. 3 - 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  9. 1-1/2 cups all purpose flour
  10. 1 cup cornstarch
  11. 1/2 cup baking soda
  12. seasonings (salt, pepper, Slap Ya Mama)
  13. 2 eggs, beaten
  14. Oil for frying chicken
  15. Green onions and sesame seeds for topping.
  1. Cut chicken breasts into bite size pieces.
  2. Beat egg into a medium bowl.
  3. In a large bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, baking soda and seasonings.
  4. Set aside eggs, chicken and flour mixture.
  5. In a large cooking vessel, add olive oil and heat, then add onions and bell pepper. Saute til vegetables are tender.
  6. Add BBQ sauce, marmalade and soy sauce. Whisk and heat on low til hot.
  7. In a large skillet, add enough oil to fry chicken.
  8. Dip chicken in egg, then flour mixture, and fry til done and brown.
  9. Add chicken to sauce.
  10. Drain pineapple, reserving liquid. Add pineapple to sauce. Add pineapple juice/liquid if needed.
  11. Add green onions and sesame seeds.
  12. Serve over rice.
  1. I always soak my chicken in salt water for several hours, then drain and use.
  2. You may also add ginger, garlic - whatever you like!
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  1. 1

    Carolyn says

    Thanks for the recipe. I am always wondering just what to use Slap Yo Mamma seasoning in/on. Have yet to try it, but do have it in my cabinet.????

  2. 2

    Marie Gilkey says

    Can you tell me why use soo much baking soda? I have to watch salt intake and am not sure if soda would make sodium level increase. Thanks.