Great Grandma's Hawaiian Orange Juice Chicken & Onions Recipe

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Great Grandma's Hawaiian Orange Juice Chicken & Onions

Amber Moon


I remember my great grandmother making this dish when I was very little. I was never given the exact recipe but this version is very close to how I remember watching her make it. It is awesome over rice, very dark in color, very thick, like a BBQ sauce, filled with sweet onions..YUM!

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15 Min
35 Min


cut up chickens or skinless breasts
2 large
thick sliced onions - white red or yellow
1 can(s)
orange juice concentrate
garlic salt
1 tsp
1 can water
your choice of oil for the pan


1I use a large cast iron skillet - medium high heat - oil pan
2Remove skin & lumps of fat, wash & dry chicken pieces, dust well with garlic salt & pepper
3When pan is hot, add chicken pieces & onion to pan, brown well
4Once chicken is brown, add orange juice concentrate, water & cinnamon - stir and place lid on top.
5Let cook for apx 45 minutes. You may want to turn the chicken a couple of times - scrape the bottom of the pan & stir, and possibly turn the heat down a little bit.
6Sauce is very tangy, excellent over rice. You may also add bell peppers, pineapple chunks, green peppers & some ginger. This will also work in a crockpot.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Other Tag: Quick & Easy