Sunday, September 20, 2009

Crock Pot Orange Chicken

I found this recipe for Orange Chicken in the crock pot and thought I'd tweak it to our liking. The house smelled ssssoooooo good all day. This is the perfect lazy day dinner. Not much prep to do, which makes it perfect!

Orange Chicken crock Pot Style
2 pounds boneless chicken, cut in 2-inch chunks
1C flour for dredging chicken 2 large stalks fresh broccoli 2 large carrots, peeled and chopped 1 large onion, chopped in large sections 2/3 can frozen oj (no pulp) concentrate 4 tablespoons brown sugar 2 tsp soy sauce 4 tablespoons ketchup Coat the chicken pieces with the flour, and shake off the excess. Heat oil in a large skillet on the stove and brown the chicken on all sides. No need to fully cook it, just sear it enough for the flour to stick and get a nice coating. 1-2 minutes on each side. Once chicken is all cooked place in slow cooker. Add broccoli, carrots and onions.

In a small mixing bowl, combine the orange juice concentrate, brown sugar, soy sauce, and ketchup. Pour sauce mixture evenly over the chicken, and toss to coat. You can add extra juice concentrate if it's not sweet enough for you. I found that 2/3 can was perfect but to each his/her own! :O)
Cover and cook on low for 6 hours, or on high for 3 to 4. Serve over white or brown rice. Mine cooked for approximately 4.5 hours on low and it was perfect. Depends on your crock pot. Check it after 4 for doneness if cooking on low and 2 if cooking on high.

We served this with pastry that I cooked in a bit of chicken stock and soy sauce. We have a ton of it in our food storage so I decided to use that instead of the rice that would normally be served with this. I seriously had to stop myself from eating the whole WAS that good!! Hope you enjoy!!


Valerie said...

Crock recipes are the best for those crazy, busy days!

teresa said...

this sounds delicious!

BellaLovesPink said...

Damn - I need a crock pot!

Love your blog!

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