Crockpot Orange Chicken

2
Monica H

By
@MonisiaH

The base recipe for this I used from six sisters' website... by itself it was a little too sweet and way to orangy. After some modifications, I came up with this version and it tastes fantastic!

Rating:

★★★☆☆ 4 votes

Comments:
Serves:
3-4
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
5 Hr
Method:
Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients

  • 4-5
    plump, big, skinless and boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 can(s)
    frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 1 Tbsp
    balsamic vinegar
  • 4 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp
    ketchup
  • 1 1/2 c
    honey, divided
  • 1 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 1 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 2 tsp
    salt, divided
  • 1 tsp
    pepper
  • 1 tsp
    paprika
  • ·
    olive oil, for browning chicken
  • ·
    flour, for coating chicken
  • ·
    chopped scallions or green onions

How to Make Crockpot Orange Chicken

Step-by-Step

  1. Thaw OJ and chicken. Mix OJ with brown sugar, ketchup, vinegar, 1 tsp salt, cloves and ginger. Mix well. Set aside.
  2. Wash chicken and pat dry. Cut into small cubes or strips. Toss into a mixing bowl along with pepper, paprika and rest of salt. Mix to coat.
  3. Toss in enough flour to coat chicken. Mix.
  4. Heat up enough olive oil in pan to brown chicken (don't crowd the chicken in the pan. Maybe you will have to do three batches. Use about 1-2 tablespoons olive oil per batch, making sure you wipe the pan clean after each time so flour bits don't burn).
  5. Brown chicken (no need to cook it all the way through). After chicken is browned, set aside on plate lined with a paper towel.
  6. After chicken is all browned, place it in a crockpot. Pour OJ mixture over the top. Give it a few mixes with a large spoon or spatula, cover, and set to medium / medium high for 3 hours.
  7. After three hours, add half cup honey. Mix, cover and let cook for about another 2 hours, or until chicken is cooked all the way through.
  8. When it is cooked all the way through, turn off crockpot, mix in the rest of the honey, adjust lid on a slant so about 1/4 of the pot is uncovered (sauce will thicken upon standing).
  9. While it is thickening / resting, prepare whatever you want to serve it over... it is really good served with some wild or brown rice. Add chopped scallions or green onions on top. Enjoy!

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About Crockpot Orange Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Asian
Other Tag: For Kids




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