Chicken Naranja

Sea Sun


When I first started freezer cooking or Once A Month Cooking, this is one of the first recipes I tried. NOTE: Instead of baking, you can slow cook in crockpot...I usually do!

This chicken is marinated in it's sauce as it defrosts and I would recommend if you are making it the same day to let it marinate for that extra flavor.

It's slightly sweet, tangy and savory at the same time. I served it over egg noodles but it would be delicious over rice as well.

I ended up thickening the sauce slightly with cornstarch, however this isn't necessary.

★★★★★ 1 vote
15 Min
6 Hr
Slow Cooker Crock Pot


6 large
chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
1 1/2 tsp
ground ginger
1 1/2 c
celery (chopped)
1 1/2 c
orange juice
3/4 c
soy sauce
1/2 c
brown sugar (packed)
4 Tbsp
1/2 c
2 c
cooked rice


1If freezing, place the chicken, ginger and celery in a labeled 1 gallon freezer bag. Mix the orange juice, soy sauce, brown sugar, cornstarch, and water in a small bowl and pour over ingredients.
2If frozen,thaw the ingredients in the fridge over night. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake uncovered for an hour.
3Cook rice according to package directions. Serve chicken over cooked rice.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy