Orange Chicken

Easy peasy chicken that isn’t the best looking, but tastes really good!

IMG_5391Ingredients:

  • 3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 small onion, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons orange marmalade
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange zest

Grease the crock pot with cooking spray and put in the chicken and onion.

Stir together the orange juice, marmalade, brown sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire, and mustard in a medium bowl.

IMG_5388Pour the sauce over the chicken. I threw this together in a bag the night before, rather than putting it in the crock pot right away, so that it was quick and easy the next day.

IMG_5389Cook in the crock pot on low for 5-6 hours, until chicken is cooked through.

IMG_5390Whisk together the cornstarch and water, and mix into the chicken mixture. Leave the crockpot uncovered and turn the heat up to high for about 10 minutes to thicken. I ended up using a bit more cornstarch to thicken. Serve sprinkled with zest.

Clearly, I used scallions instead of orange zest.

Clearly, I used scallions instead of orange zest.

Like I said, it doesn’t look amazing, but the orange flavor is grand!

Orange Chicken

From The Everything Gluten-Free Slow Cooker Cookbook.

  • 3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 small onion, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons orange marmalade
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange zest

Grease the crock pot with cooking spray and put in the chicken and onion.

Stir together the orange juice, marmalade, brown sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire, and mustard in a medium bowl, then pour over the chicken. Cook in the crock pot on low for 5-6 hours, until chicken is cooked through.

Whisk together the cornstarch and water, and mix into the chicken mixture. Leave the crockpot uncovered and turn the heat up to high for about 10 minutes to thicken. Serve sprinkled with zest.

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5 Responses to Orange Chicken

  1. Mary Kate says:

    Okay, I just made this — and you’re right! It’s ugly. But tasty! I couldn’t find plain marmalade, so I ended up using orange-ginger marmalade. Didn’t notice a pronounced ginger flavor. I almost skipped the cornstarch step, out of sheer laziness, but I’m glad I didn’t. Broccoli made a good addition.

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