Chicken Naranja

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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


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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

How to Make Chicken Naranja


  • 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.

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About Chicken Naranja

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

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