We’ll let you in on a little classified info: pair Grilla Grills’ rub and award-winning barbecue sauce together and you get a packed punch of flavor that can’t be beat. Throw that on well-smoked chicken to finish it off. Secret’s out: this is your new favorite Grilled BBQ Orange Chicken Recipe recipe.
A Brief History of Orange BBQ Chicken
The Internet is swarming with orange BBQ chicken recipes. Why? Orange and chicken make a dynamic duo, and their resulting flavor is off the charts. Honestly, we’re not even sure who first invented the orange BBQ chicken recipe. We just know it’s popular — and for obvious reasons.
First, take the history of the barbecue. Barbecues, at least in the way Americans view them, consist of meat cooked over a grill or pit and lathered in basting sauce and spices. The word “barbecue” comes from a Caribbean Indian tribe called the Taino. This tribe used to grill all sorts of meat on raised wooden grates and called it barbacoa. Since then, the popularity of grills spread like a flame (no pun intended).
As for orange chicken, Chef Andy Kao claims to have developed the original Chinese-American orange chicken recipe in 1987 in Hawaii.
Creative Ways to Serve Orange BBQ Chicken
If you’re a Grilla Grill smoker enthusiast looking for an impressive side dish, worry not. Grilla Grills has you covered. Some of our favorite side dishes to pair with grilled barbecue orange chicken include:
- Crunchy quinoa
- Couscous with orange
- Braised kale
- Boston “baked” beans
- Double-pepper cornbread stuffing
- Glazed carrots
- Cranberry-orange cornbread stuffing (or any type of stuffing, for that matter)
- Roasted sweet potatoes and mushroom
Feed a Crowd With Orange Barbecue Chicken on the Grill
The next time the kids are hungry or you’re expecting company, pull out this orange BBQ chicken recipe. Trust us. It will make anyone happy, no matter what age. Barbecue chicken slow-cooked in a wood pellet smoker will make you a backyard superstar.
If you want to take your outdoor barbecue game to the next level, why not try grilling this orange BBQ chicken recipe on a double-wall grill like the Grilla Silverbac, original Grilla or a kamado grill like the Grilla Kong? You’ll get even heat distribution and efficient pellet burn that’s unlike any other grill on the market