This Chicken Stir Fry With Sweet Pineapple Orange Barbecue Sauce is hot off the stir fry pan! I made this for dinner Thursday, and it was sooo good, I had to share the recipe while still fresh in my mind, and my taste buds! Savory, fruity and slightly sweet ~ a classic Meats & Sweets (aka meat and fruit-based) entrée.
The key is to prep the chicken first with the spices and a dusting of flour first so it can sit for a few minutes while you prep the vegetables.
What also made this so delicious was the fruity, slightly sweet and slightly smokey barbecue sauce. I had the thought to make a Chicken Stir Fry for lunch during our brief break at home, however, I had not preplanned the sauce. It was a spontaneous alchemy that came together at the last minute, which made this Chicken Stir Fry super delicious. The chicken came out perfectly cooked ~ tender without being too dry or chewy, just enough vegetables, and a hint of juicy fruity sweetness with the pineapple and the orange marmalade in the sauce.
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I did not include exact amounts of the spices and other ingredients. Season to taste, and make substitutions, and/or adjustments to accommodate what you have on hand, and your tastes.
The Chicken Stir Fry with Pineapple Orange Barbecue Sauce made use of some ingredients I happened to have on hand which won't be the exact ingredients you have, so make it work with what you have.
I also used two pans to prepare this. We were on a tight schedule, and I realized that we no longer had our big, well seasoned stir fry pan. Must have let it go during our move. You can use one big pan, and prepare in batches, or use two pans.
Chicken Stir Fry With Pineapple Orange Barbecue Sauce
Steps for preparing Chicken Stir Fry with Pineapple Orange Sauce
- It helps prevent the chicken pieces from sticking together
- Adds flavor
- Helps prevent sticking while cooking
It's a trick I learned a while back, and it works well. For those who may only have corn starch on hand, it will work in lieu of either the flour or the arrowroot powder. You could try a tapioca flour if needed as well.