Slow Cooker Orange Chicken with Fresh Asian Slaw Recipe

As the season's change and the temperatures fall, it’s time to bring out the slow cooker. When you're stuck only being able to grill during the summer, the slow cooker is the next best thing. Some attempt to grill during the winter, but as the snow continues to fall, it makes it even harder. 

Who has the time to shovel the snow every time you want to grill? You can create some wonderful with some great recipes. When it comes to meals, everyone loves oriental food. The Slow Cooker Orange Chicken with a fresh Asian Slaw is a favorite recipe among slow cooker users.

This meal is best cooked in a slow cooker, the citrus flavor combines with all the other ingredients while also keeping the orange flavor. This recipe serves six people. This is a more authentic type of Asian food, compared to those restaurants who try to make Orange Chicken but end up with stuff that doesn't taste like Orange or is just too sour.

Slow Cooker Orange Chicken with Fresh Asian Slaw

Orange Chicken with Fresh Asian Slaw Recipe

Ingredients:- Orange chicken:

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, sliced into three pieces
  • 1 cup orange marmalade cup
  • 3/4 fresh squeezed orange juice
  • Orange zest from 3 large oranges
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup General Tsao Stir Fry Sauce from Trader Joe's
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 cup chopped red onion
  • 6 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • sesame seeds orange slices ground black pepper

Ingredients: Fresh Asian slaw:

  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 Tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 cups sliced fresh vegetables

Directions — Orange Chicken:

  • Step -1: Place chicken in the slow cooker
  • Step -2: Combine marmalade, 1/2 cup of orange juice, zest, soy sauce, stir fry sauce, olive oil, sesame oil, onion, garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes in the medium bowl. Pour the sauce over the chicken, coating it. Seal up the slow cooker and cook low for 4 to 5 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • Step -3: Remove chicken with tongs from slow cooker, place on cutting board and shred chicken into bite-size pieces.
  • Step -4: Transfer the sauce from the slow cooker into a medium saucepan, cooking on medium-high heat. Return the chicken to the slow cooker. Bring the pan to a boil. In a bowl stir together the remaining cup of orange juice and cornstarch, then mix with the boiling liquid. Cook until liquid thickens.
  • Step -5: Mix in remaining zest and pour sauce over the chicken in the slow cooker.
  • Step -6: Place the chicken on a bed of rice, serve with orange slices, green onion, and sesame seeds.

Directions — Fresh Asian slaw:

Mix together rice wine vinegar, lime juice, honey, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger and garlic in the bowl. Add your choice of thinly sliced vegetables. (Carrots, peppers, broccoli, and water chestnuts) Then toss together.

Pro Tips:

1. The salad can be made ahead of time and refrigerated. The flavors are enhanced when they are allowed to combine for a few hours before eating.

2.You can use any type of vegetables that you like.

3. The slaw adds a nice tangy crunch from the vegetables with the sweet orange chicken.

4. You can use the orange slices to squeeze onto the chicken and rice, too add an extra flavor.

Final Word:

This meal is perfect for anyone and is easy to make. Instead of chicken consider using another meat like turkey or duck. You can use any kind of rice with the chicken, consider using brown rice, it’s a healthier option for those who want to eat healthily. The slaw creates a nice tangy flavor that compliments the chicken.

The slaw is not necessary but is a perfect match with the chicken. The Orange Chicken is perfect any time of the year, even during the summer days when you can barbecue. Consider cooking the chicken early in the morning and then letting it sit before eating it. This is a very nutritious meal. This meal is a big hit and is popular among those who use slow cookers to cook meals.

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