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
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.
YUM! I would make it if we had a slow cooker!ReplyDelete
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.Delete
Well it does look nice Denise.ReplyDelete
Thanks Margaret :)Delete
Hummm deve de ser delicioso.ReplyDelete
Um abraço e boa semana.
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Sounds delicious. I love anything with chicken in the recipeReplyDelete
Thanks Ann, us too :)Delete
oh my mouth is watering - it looks so good!ReplyDelete
So glad Carol, thank you :)Delete
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.ReplyDelete
Hi Sandra, I hope you enjoy this meal :)Delete
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.ReplyDelete
Thanks Cristine, if you do I hope you and your son enjoy :)Delete
Sounds good. I might try it someday.ReplyDelete
Great, let me know what you think if you do :) Thanks Gigi!Delete
You are very welcome Cloudia :)Delete
My mother used to make chicken in a way that sounds similar.ReplyDelete
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 :)Delete
This looks an interesting mix of flavours.ReplyDelete
Many thanks for the recipe share and suggestion.
Happy Monday and Happy August too!
All the best Jan
You are very welcome Jan, and a Happy Tuesday and August to you too :)Delete
love such dishes. Thanks for the recipe :)ReplyDelete
So glad you enjoyed, thank you :)Delete
Sounds like another great recipe, Denise!ReplyDelete
Thank you Ellen :)Delete
the image is mouthwatering lol reallyReplyDelete
here from Christine 's blog
thank you for the unfamiliar way of having chicken rice dear Denise :)
Hello Baili, thank you so much for your comment. Blessings to you also :)Delete