Crockpot Orange Chicken Recipe

Crockpot Orange Chicken Recipe

Crockpot Orange Chicken Recipe

I’m definitely feeling those lazy days of summer so I’m turning to my crockpot for some tasty and easy summertime cookin’ !  This Crockpot Orange Chicken recipe is to die for!  I’m so glad I discovered this new technique for cooking chicken in the crockpot!  The secret of this recipe is to cook the chicken breasts on high for 3 hours and then DRAIN the juices off of the chicken before you add the sauce.  Then, the chicken only has to cook another 30 minutes slathered in the sauce.  This sauce is full of sticky and tangy goodness that will tantalize your taste buds! So give this recipe a try and let the crockpot do all of the work for you.

Crockpot Orange Chicken Recipe
 
The sauce on this Crockpot Orange Chicken recipe is full of sticky and tangy goodness! You'll want to serve extra sauce on the side for dipping!
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 or 5 boneless skinless chicken breasts, thawed
  • 1 cup sweet orange marmalade
  • 1 cup BBQ Sauce ( I used Sweet Baby Ray's Original Sauce)
  • 2 tablespoons Soy Sauce
Instructions
  1. Spray the crockpot with Pam.
  2. Place the chicken breasts into the crockpot. Cover and cook on HIGH for 3 hours.
  3. Drain the juices off.
  4. Mix the orange marmalade, BBQ Sauce and Soy sauce together and pour over the cooked chicken.
  5. Pour the sauce over the chicken in the crockpot. Cover and cook on high another 30 minutes.

Ingredients for Crockpot Orange Chicken

Ingredients for Crockpot Orange Chicken

Spray the crockpot with Pam.  Place the chicken breasts into the crockpot.  Cover and cook on HIGH for 3 hours.

Place the Chicken Breasts in the Crockpot

Place the Chicken Breasts in the Crockpot

After 3 hours, drain the juices off of the chicken.  Mix the sauce ingredients together ( sweet orange marmalade, Sweet Baby Ray’s Original BBQ Sauce and the Soy Sauce)

Mixing the Sauce

Mixing the Sauce

Pour the sauce over the chicken breasts.  Cover and cook on HIGH 30 more minutes.

Pour Sauce Over chicken Breasts

While the chicken is cooking in the sauce, you might want to think about some garnishes for the dish!  My flower garden is in full bloom so I clipped some “food safe” flowers to add to my orange swirls.  You may also want to check out my Success Secrets Flower Garnishes.  

 

Fruit and Flower Garnishes for Crockpot Orange Chicken Recipe

Fruit and Flower Garnishes for Crockpot Orange Chicken Recipe

Now that has to be one of the easiest recipes we have done!  Be sure to serve some of the extra sauce on the side so everyone can dip every bite into this yummy sauce.

Remember, let’s Make Life Special by sharing great food with our family and friends!  Enjoy!

Crockpot Orange Chicken 2 

 

 

   

Mandarin Orange Chicken Wild Rice

Mandarin Orange Chicken and Wild Rice

Mandarin Orange Chicken Wild Rice is as easy as it is delicious!

Only 4 ingredients and 5 minutes of your time and this great main dish will be dinner tonight.

Mandarin Orange Chicken Wild Rice
 
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds chicken tenders
  • 2 boxes ( 6 oz each) Long Grain and Wild Rice Original Recipe
  • 4 ounces canned sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 15 ounces Mandarin oranges in light syrup, undrained
  • 2½ cups water
Instructions
  1. Spray dutch oven or baking pan with a lid with non stick cooking spray.
  2. Place rice from both packages in the bottom of the pan.
  3. Sprinkle rice with 1 of the seasoning packets from the rice mix.
  4. Place chicken tenders over the rice.
  5. Sprinkle the drained mushrooms over the chicken. Pour the mandarin oranges with juice over the chicken and mushrooms.
  6. Sprinkle top with the other seasoning packet.
  7. Add 2½ cups water.
  8. Cover with lid and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 40 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 20 minutes.

Ingredients

Mandarin Orange Chicken and Wild Rice Ingredients

 

Place rice in bottom of sprayed baking pan.  Sprinkle with 1 of the seasoning packets.

Wild Rice in Casserole

 

Place chicken over rice.

Chicken in Casserole

 

Add drained mushrooms, the mandarin oranges with juice and additional seasoning packet. 

Layer mandarin oranges and mushrooms

 

Pour 2 1/2 cups water over all.  Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 40 minutes.  Uncover and bake an additional 20 minutes.

Enjoy!  I paired this dish with Manfried Riesling. It was really wonderful!  This dry Riesling was the perfect pairing for this dish.

Mandarin Orange Chicken and Wild Rice Paired with Dry Riesling Wine

Be sure to try these Make Life Special recipes:

Nicole’s Mushroom Risotto

 

Remember, let’s make life special by sharing great food with our family and friends! 

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