Monday, August 2, 2021

MONDAY FOOD POST - SLOW COOKER /CROCKPOT ORANGE CHICKEN -



I found my recipe here at "Moms With Crockpots", written by Amanda.  It is always worth checking out the original recipe for any extra tips.

Crockpot Orange Chicken (transferred from my old blog)

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 6 hours
Total time: 6 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients for original recipe:

1-1/2 pounds boneless chicken, cut into two-inch chunks
1/2 cup flour (Amanda used Oh My Gluten Free Flour Mix)
Olive oil for browning the chicken, cut into two-inch chunks
Dash of salt
6 ounces (1/2 can) frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons ketchup

Instructions:

Dredge the chicken pieces with the flour and shake off the excess. (Put the remaining flour into your waste can.)  

On the stove heat olive oil in a large skillet and brown the chicken on all sides.

There is no need to fully cook the chicken, just sear it enough for the flour to stick and give it a nice coating.

Place seared chicken pieces into your slow cooker.

In a small bowl combine the thawed orange juice concentrate, brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, salt and ketchup, and mix thoroughly.

Taste at this point.  If you like your chicken a little sweeter, add more sugar.  I didn't think it needed it but this is entirely up to you.

Pour the orange juice mixture evenly over the chicken and toss gently to coat all pieces.

Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 3 hours.

Serve over white or brown rice.


A very enjoyable meal.  I did as Amanda suggested and doubled all the ingredients so that I could use that whole can of Orange Juice Concentrate.   I also wanted enough leftovers to freeze for another day. 
 
We used what we had on hand in the pantry and fridge.  Beside the cooked rice there was a bag of the chopped cabbage normally used for coleslaw, sliced celery, beansprouts, grated carrots, sliced lotus shoots and once everything was mixed up, added low-sodium soy sauce.  

We do love Thai basil which he not only added to the stir fry but also put it on our plate.  We find it is a great palate cleanser.  


Thanks for always stopping by and have a great week.





 



28 comments:

  1. YUM! I would make it if we had a slow cooker!

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    1. Thanks Ginny :) maybe you can convert it to the stove top? I'm going to try that next time I cook this meal just to experiment.

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    1. Obrigado e um abraço e uma boa semana também :)

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  3. Sounds delicious. I love anything with chicken in the recipe

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  4. i have a package of chicken tenderloins in the freezer and have been trying to decide how to cook them. all i need is the frozen orange juice. thanks for the idea.

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  5. sounds delicious, my hubby couldn't eat this due to the sugar in the juice but I love these kinds of recipes. Maybe I could try a small amount just for me and my son.

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    1. Thanks Cristine, if you do I hope you and your son enjoy :)

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  6. Sounds good. I might try it someday.

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    1. Great, let me know what you think if you do :) Thanks Gigi!

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  7. My mother used to make chicken in a way that sounds similar.

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    1. That's interesting William. My mother never made chicken as my dad just didn't like it. We had turkey on Christmas Day and that was all for the poultry in our house :)

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  8. This looks an interesting mix of flavours.
    Many thanks for the recipe share and suggestion.

    Happy Monday and Happy August too!

    All the best Jan

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    1. You are very welcome Jan, and a Happy Tuesday and August to you too :)

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  9. love such dishes. Thanks for the recipe :)

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  10. Sounds like another great recipe, Denise!

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  11. the image is mouthwatering lol really

    here from Christine 's blog
    thank you for the unfamiliar way of having chicken rice dear Denise :)
    blessings!

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    1. Hello Baili, thank you so much for your comment. Blessings to you also :)

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