slow cooker orange chicken

I’m all about the crockpot right now. It allows me to relax before dinner, instead of rushing around trying to get everything ready at the same time. This morning Rebekah and I prepared orange chicken in the crockpot and, when we were ready to eat tonight, all we had to do was cook basmati rice and steam broccoli. How nice! The orange chicken recipe is super easy, too, and we’ll definitely make it again.

Slow Cooker Orange Chicken:
(from here)

  • 6 oz. frozen orange juice concentrate (thaw or microwave for 45 seconds)
  • 4 Tbs brown sugar
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 Tbs salt
  • 3 Tbs ketchup
  • 3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • Olive oil

In a small bowl, mix the orange juice, brown sugar, vinegar, salt and ketchup.

Put the flour in a separate bowl and coat the chicken pieces in it, shaking off the excess.

Pour a small amount of olive oil in a skillet and brown the floured chicken. (It’s okay if you don’t cook the chicken all the way, since it cooks in the crockpot.)

Then put the chicken in the crockpot, cover with the orange sauce, and stir completely. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 2-3. Delicious served with rice and steamed vegetables.

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1 comment
  1. Anonymous said:

    Hi Lauren,

    This is similar to the orange chicken I make. I love it with festive rice – a yellow Indonesian mix that I’ll share with you sometime. They complement one another wonderfully!

    Keep up this fascinating blog. Great job!

    I look forward to eating some of these meals some time!

    Glenda

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