Pineapple Orange Chicken

Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Peanut-Free, Fish-Free, Shellfish-Free


Main Course

Prep Time:

30 Minutes

Cook Time:

45 Minutes






Kristina Koslosky


Pineapple Orange Chicken is a delicious combination of breaded chicken, pineapple, red pepper, sugar snap peas, and cashews covered in a pineapple-orange sauce served over rice and topped with green onions. Your classic Orange Chicken dish with a fun, sweet twist!


    2 cups white rice (jasmine or sticky rice)
    2 lbs. chicken breasts
    1 tsp. salt
    1/2 tsp. pepper
    1 cup flour
    1 cup cornstarch
    1 cup almond milk
    Vegetable oil
    20 oz. pineapple chunks
    1 red pepper, diced into 1-inch pieces
    1 cup sugar snap peas
    2/3 cup sweet and sour sauce
    1/4 soy sauce
    1 orange
    1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
    1/2 cup cashews
    1 bunch green onions, diced


1. Cook rice according to package instructions. Leave covered to keep warm.
2. Dice chicken into 1 inch pieces. Combine flour, salt, and pepper. Coat diced chicken in flour mixture, dip into almond milk, and coat in cornstarch.
3. Heat vegetable oil in skillet so that it covers the chicken halfway. In batches, fry the breaded chicken for 3-4 minutes per side until golden brown.
4. Meanwhile, zest and juice the orange.
5. In a large pan, combine pineapple chunks, red pepper, and sugar snap peas. Cook for 5 minutes or until slightly softened.
6. In a small bowl, combine sweet and sour sauce, soy sauce, orange juice, and red pepper flakes. Stir until combined and add vegetable mixture. Cook for another 4 minutes or until sauce starts to boil.
7. Add orange zest. Stir until combined. Add breaded chicken and cashews. Cook for another 1-2 minutes.
8. Serve pineapple orange mixture over rice. Top with diced green onions!
    • Stay tuned, new recipes that pair well with this dish will be published soon!
    • Substitute breaded chicken with baked or grilled.
    • Substitute white rice with brown rice.
    • Gluten free option: Fortunately, most rice's are gluten free but always double check the nutrition facts/ingredients.
    • Soy sauce is not gluten free.
    • Substitute soy sauce with Liquid amino acids.


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