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This recipe is kosher for Passover.

Saucy Szechuan Pineapple Chicken

Norene Gilletz | Meat

You’ll get rave reviews when you serve this dish to family and friends at your Passover table!


3 onions, sliced

2 chickens (3 lbs each), cut up

Pepper and paprika, to taste

1 1/2 cups Szechuan-style duck sauce

1 can (19 oz) pineapple chunks, drained (reserve liquid)


1. Place onions in the bottom of a large sprayed roasting pan. Remove and discard fat from chickens but do not remove skin. Place chicken pieces on top of onions. Sprinkle lightly with seasonings.

2. Pour duck sauce and pineapple chunks over chicken, along with half of the reserved liquid.

3. Bake covered at 400°F for 1/2 hour. Reduce heat to 350°F and bake 1 hour longer, basting occasionally.

4. When cool, refrigerate for several hours or overnight.

5. Discard chicken skin and congealed fat from pan juices. Reheat covered at 350°F for 25 minutes.

Yield: 12 servings. Reheats and/or freezes well.