Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Slow Cooker Orange Chicken

Thanksgiving seems to open the season of eating lots of rich food. Don't get me wrong, I like rich food as much as the next guy, but once the season comes to an end I am more than ready for something simple like a slice of meatloaf, macaroni and cheese, a nice salad, or some Chinese food. To get you thinking about what you may want after the holidays during your focus on making the Thanksgiving meal, here is a simple, very delicious recipe for orange chicken made in the slow cooker.
Prior to trying this recipe I’d never had orange chicken before, so I really didn't know what to expect. My number two son and his wife buy the frozen orange chicken from Trader Joe's and really enjoy it, so I figured I would give this a try. If I didn't like it, I reasoned, I could always fob it off on them. :-) Fortunately I did like it, and thought I would pass it along to you. File this away in your folder for recipes that are quick, easy, and a relief from rich holiday food.

Slow Cooker Orange Chicken

8 boneless skinless chicken thighs
3 tablespoons flour
1/3 cup orange marmalade (I used homemade)
1/3 cup barbecue sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger root 

Toss chicken with flour in slow cooker. Stir together remaining ingredients; pour over chicken. Cover and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours or on HIGH for 3-4 hours. Serve with rice.

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Grantham Lynn said...

Sounds good. I was thinking I wanted to look for an orange chicken recipe.
Thanks for sharing this.
Happy Thanksgiving.

Mountain Mama said...

Yummmm this looks delish!!! Happy Thanksgiving to you, Pattie!

thel day said...

Sounds good and looks delicious. I must try it. Thanks for sharing. Happy Thanksgiving!