Thursday, January 24, 2013

Slow Cooker Garlic Orange Honey Chicken

Whew, is this a popular concept for chicken or what? But there is a good reason....

It's delicious (singsong voice)!!!

This is a really simple, but quite delicious recipe that just about any cook worth their salt has done a riff on.  So I may as well throw my hat in there too!!

Bang Bang  

Bang Bang

20 oz of **boneless, skinless chicken thighs (these work best and have the best flavor)
1 tbsp flour
3 garlic cloves smashed and minced
1/4 cup soy sauce or tamari
1/4 Ketchup
1/4 cup frozen concentrated orange juice or orange marmalade
1/4 cup honey or agave syrup
1 tsp grated ginger (I freeze my ginger for this)
  1. Lightly coat the chicken thighs in the flour and place in the bottom of a slow cooker
  2. Mix all the other ingredients in a bowl and pour over the chicken to coat.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours (recommended) or on high for 3-4 hours.
This is wonderful served with fresh steamed rice and a crisp vegetable. 
The ingredients are pretty basic and almost anyone would have them in their kitchen. 
If you don't have frozen concentrated orange juice or even orange marmalade, you can totally omit it and this will still be a delicious dish.  

**Make sure to use skinless chicken, the bones can be fished out before serving, but chicken skin just makes this dish to oily or greasy.

* this recipe is shared at Taste and Tell Thursdays