Thursday, June 15, 2017

It's too hot to cook!

Anyone else feel like that? It's a good thing I don't have to feed a husband and children!

To avoid lighting the oven, I am going to try using the slow cooker more this summer. The first dish I made is one I've had saved for sometime. I found the recipe on Pinterest, the original source is Six Sister's.  It couldn't have been easier to fix. 

Crock Pot Orange Chicken. 

1 cup orange marmalade
1 cup BBQ sauce (I used 3 different kinds as I had 3 bottles opened in the fridge, how does that happen?)
3 Tbsp soy sauce

Mix together.

Lay 4-5 fresh, boneless, skinless (not frozen) chicken breasts in the bottom of a 6 qt crock pot.  I used three huge breasts and used a liner for easy clean up.  Pour orange marmalade mixture over chicken and cook 4-5 hours on high or 6-8 on low.  I didn't get this started until mid afternoon, so cooked it on high.  My crock pot runs hot and the dish was done in 3 1/2 hours. 

Turn crock pot off and eat the wonderful nacho platter from Tortilla Jacks delivered by your parents. 

Shred chicken and return to sauce.  I decided to keep the chicken separate and add a little sauce to it so that it wasn't so juicy. 

I made bagged rice to serve it with. 


Its not Chinese take out Orange Chicken, but its very good and very easy.  I'd make it again. 

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