Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Chinese Orange Chicken

Orange chicken is one of my favorite Chinese dishes.  Here is a super simple crock pot recipe that is so easy.  Start it in the morning and walk away until lunch or dinner (AKA supper).

3 to 4 boneless chicken breasts
1/3 cup flour
Olive oil
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. of your favorite balsamic vinegar
3 tbs. ketchup
6 oz frozen orange juice concentrate (thawed or put in the microwave for 45 seconds)
4 tbs. brown sugar
Green onion

Cut your chicken breasts into about 1 inch pieces.  Coat your chicken in flour and cover each piece well shaking off any extra flour.  Pour a small amount of oil in a hot skillet and brown the chicken (medium heat). Do not over crowd the pan because it does not allow it to brown. The chicken doesn't need to be fully cooked since it is going in the crock pot.  After the chicken is done cooking, pour the pieces into the crock pot.  I like to lightly spray my crock pot with a little Pam first for easy clean up.

In a bowl, mix the orange juice, brown sugar, vinegar, salt, and ketchup.    Pour the sauce over the chicken and give the pot a stir.

Cook on low 5 to 6 hours or high 2 to 3 hours.

You do not need to fix it in the crock pot if you'd rather fix it on top of the stove.  You can put it in a covered baking dish and put it into the oven until it is done.  Heat oven to 350 degrees and bake for 30 minutes or until the chicken is tender and done.

Serve with white rice and garnish with chopped green onion.

Hope you have a fun Halloween.  Be happy and may God bless you and yours.  

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