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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GranthamLynn said...

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

Debbie - Mountain Mama said...

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

Thelma said...

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