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no fuss chicken

Recipe by
Linda James
Mt. Vernon, OH

This is delicious served with rice. It's also very good if you add a can of drained pineapple chunks or rings for the last hour of cooking. To make it really pretty, add some drained maraschino cherries or drained mandarin oranges at the end. You can substitute whatever you like. Red peppers, yellow peppers, or green peppers look so pretty in it too. I prefer the sweet peppers but you could use hot if you prefer. That's what makes this recipe so easy. If you don't have one thing, substitute another. Get creative. That's what cooking is all about!

yield 4 people, or more if you use a larger amount of chicken.
prep time 15 Min
cook time 8 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For no fuss chicken

  • 2 lb
    chicken, can be breasts, legs, thighs, whatever you have on hand
  • 1 sm
    sweet onion, chopped
  • 1
    green or red sweet pepper, chopped
  • 1/3 c
    soy sauce
  • 1/4 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 tsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp
    balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp
    orange juice (or lemon)
  • 1 tsp
    sesame oil
  • 1 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    jalapeno salt (optional)
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 can
    pineapple chunks, drained (optional)
  • 1/2 jar
    maraschino cherries, drained, (optional)
  • 1 can
    mandarin oranges, drained, (optional)

How To Make no fuss chicken

  • 1
    Put the chicken in a Dutch oven or in a slow cooker with the chopped pepper and chopped onion.
  • 2
    Mix together all the other ingredients and pour over the chicken, pepper, and onion. Mix it so everything has sauce on it.
  • 3
    Put the lid on. In a slow cooker, put it at the lowest setting. If using a Dutch oven, use the lowest heat on the stovetop, or in the oven at 250. Cooking low and slow makes it so tender and flavorful. Cook 5-6 hours. In a Slow cooker, cook on low for 7-8 hours. The first time you make it, it's good to check and see how it's doing. You may need to shorten or lengthen the time needed, according to your appliance. Then note it on your recipe for the next time.
  • 4
    If you choose to make this look "fancy," add a drained can of mandarin oranges, chunk or ring pineapples, or some maraschino cherries. I like to use all three if I have them on hand.

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