Monday, January 26, 2015

Slow Cooker Orange Chicken

Slow Cooker Orange Chicken
Slow Cooker Orange Chicken

Is there any better tool in a busy person's cooking arsenal than a slow cooker?  The best part about them is the fact that they can be used year-round, as well. If it's too hot to cook, pull out the slow cooker. If you want something warm and comforting in the cooler months ... the slow cooker is just the thing!

With few ingredients and a very short prep time, this recipe is perfect for busy days. Throw everything in the slow cooker and go about your day. Using chicken thighs is a more affordable option than other chicken parts. The use of the slow cooker cuts out any frying, making this a healthier choice as well.

Slow Cooker Orange Chicken

Hands-On Time: 10 minutes
Ready In: 4 hours, 10 minutes
Serves: 4


4 skinless chicken thighs
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup orange marmalade
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 clove garlic - minced
2 Tablespoons ketchup
Flour for dredging


1. Remove visible fat from chicken thighs and roll each in flour until well coated. Set chicken thighs in the bottom of a slow cooker.
2. Combine orange juice, marmalade, soy sauce, garlic and ketchup in a small bowl. Stir until well blended.
3. Pour sauce over chicken thighs and lid the cooker. Cook on LOW setting for 4 hours.
4. Remove thighs from slow cooker and stir sauce well. Top thighs with extra sauce.

Notes: Boneless and skinless thighs may be used.
       Do NOT use thighs with the skin still intact, it will create too much grease in the sauce and chicken may burn.