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chicken naranja

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Sea Sun
West Des Moines, IA

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 rating)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 6 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For chicken naranja

  • 6 lg
    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

How To Make chicken naranja

  • 1
    If 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.
  • 2
    If frozen,thaw the ingredients in the fridge over night. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake uncovered for an hour.
  • 3
    Cook rice according to package directions. Serve chicken over cooked rice.