I was spring camping and just had a craving for this simple dish, so satisfying at home or campsite. It comes together quickly and handles the 2-Burner stove well.
Pictured: BBQ Mandarin Chicken is what's for dinner
Since it's 2 burners, I had to choose either jasmine rice to serve it over, or steamed spring asparagus. I went with the asparagus, and a Waldorf salad (recipe to follow in the future.) Not really prep ahead on this one, just bring the ingredients - boneless chicken thighs or breast, cut into chunks; a bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce; a can of mandarin oranges. I like cilantro for topping; but then, I like cilantro on almost everything.
Pictured: My favorite BBQ sauce and the special ingredient
BBQ Mandarin Chicken a la GoSoloCamp
~ 3 boneless skinless chicken thighs or 2 boneless chicken breasts
1 jar BBQ sauce
1 can mandarin orange segments
Oil from camp pantry (I like avocado oil)
For garnishing: Cilantro, stemmed so you just have leaves
Chop chicken into chunks
Open can of mandarin oranges
Place a little oil in camp skillet and brown chicken on both sides over medium heat; it should be almost cooked through when you remove.
Remove and keep warm in foil.
Start your water boiling in the pot on your second burner
Snip asparagus (or rinse rice)
Place asparagus in steamer over boiling water and cover (or place rice and 2x the measure of rice in water and cover)
If asparagus, keep water boiling to steam
If rice, reduce heat to med-low
Empty approx 1 cup of BBQ sauce into pan, and empty mandarin oranges including juice in with the sauce. Return chicken to the sauce and heat until bubbling. Watch carefully, can easily burn! Stir frequently.
After about 5 minutes, check chicken for doneness... remove from heat, dish up, top with cilantro, add asparagus (or rice) and dig in and watch the sun set!