Sunday, March 14, 2010

Crock Pot Orange Chicken

First off, I apologize that I don't know where this recipe came from. If it's yours, please let me know and I'll give you credit.

And now to this awesome dinner we had the other night...

Ingredients:
• 3-4 boneless chicken breasts, chopped into small chunks
• 1/3 cup flour
• olive oil
• 1/2 T salt
• 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
• 3 T ketchup
• 6 oz. frozen orange juice concentrate (thaw or throw it in the microwave for 45 seconds)
• 4 T brown sugar

In a bowl, mix the orange juice, brown sugar, vinegar, salt, and ketchup.

Pour the flour in a small bowl.
Cover the chicken breast chunks in flour and shake off the excess.

Pour a small amount of olive oil in a skillet and brown the flour-covered chicken.
The chicken doesn't need to be fully cooked since it's going in the crock pot.

After the chicken is done cooking, pour the pieces into the crock pot.
Then cover the chicken with your sauce mixture and give the pot a stir.

Cook on low for 5-6 hours or on high for 2-3.

Serve over rice and even add veggies if you want a healthier meal.
Enjoy!

140 comments :

  1. Mmmm...that looks so good! I'll definitely be trying this recipe soon!

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  2. I am making this recipe this week and can't wait!

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  3. Oooh, this looks good! I'm going to give this a try :)

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  4. Love this! Trying to beef up my crock pot recipes before it's back to the old grind next week.

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  5. mmm this looks delish I think we'll be havin this for dinner tomorrow ;)

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  6. Wow, this is just mouthwatering. I want to lick the screen and it is only breakfast time! We must try this as it is one of our Chinese food favorites!

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  7. Also found on pinterest and it looks amazing, but I'm wondering, how many servings is this?

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  8. I always like to see if anyone has actually tried a recipe before I do, but I thought I would give this one a try. Just my two cents--it didn't taste like any orange chicken I have ever had, it was pretty citrus-y, and just not to my liking, but maybe others will like it.

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    1. Lola - it didnt taste like orange chix to me either. I added 1/8 cup honey and a few splashes of soy sauce and some garlic. Definitely more like orange chicken!

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    2. Lola - I've made this a bunch of times before, and always make it with orange juice instead of concentrate (same measurements). Comes out way better, I feel! Just leave the lid off for a bit to let it thicken up :)

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    3. I tested the sauce once I had mixed it up and I also felt it was a tad citrus-y, so I followed Tabitha's lead and added 1/4 cup honey and 1 tbsp low sodium soy sauce. Made a huge difference!

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    4. Oh, and what I added was to a double batch of the sauce since my OJ concentrate came in a 12oz can.

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    5. Christy,

      Did you use the double batch with the same amount of chicken or double the chicken too? Thanks!

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    6. Try Orange Marmalade-it is waaay orangier than the citrusy taste of oj.

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    7. Try Orange Marmalade-it is waaay orangier than the citrusy taste of oj.

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    8. I used orange marmalade and teriyaki sauce with a splash of soy sauce. To give it a kick I sprinkled some red peppers

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    9. I wish I had read the above before trying this recipe.I made it just as written and we all found it to be way to bland. Will try again with all of your suggestions

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  9. This recipe looks great! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Not too great IMO. Mine came out very watery and tasted like chicken in orange juice soup. Sorry I couldn't leave a more positive response! I just know this is being pinned on pinterest a lot.

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  11. I am so glad I found your recipe through Pinterest! I am definitely making this soon :-)

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  12. I tried this and the sauce was YUMMY. It's more PF Chang's orange peel chicken flavor than Panda Express's orange chicken. However, the chicken was incredibly dry and I even stopped cooking it on low around the 4 hour mark. Any tips on making it better?

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  13. Updated notes: I'm wondering if maybe a little extra olive oil or ketchup would help add a little more moisture to the chicken to make it less dry. It also depends on how much chicken you use...I think we used 3-4 chicken breasts when we made it. Thanks for the feedback everyone!

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  14. I used chicken thighs, so that helped to keep from keeping the meet from drying out. However, i found the sauce to be overly sweet and not very "orange chicken" tasting. Ginger, soy sauce and some other asian spices might help. Unfortunantly, I won't be making this recipe again. BUT! It has inspired me to find/make my own orange chicken recipe in the crock pot.

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  15. this site is not printer friendly when you try to print out the recipe I just got the list on the right hand side

    still gonna try it later on this week

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    1. Try copying and pasting into a word doc. It works for me when trying to print recipes from Facebook

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  16. I found this recipe on Pinterest and made it today. It actually came out very tasty. The only change I made was that I cooked it for 2hrs 15mints on high and perhaps next time I make it I would just cook it for 2hrs. It wasn't dry and the flavor was just perfect not too sweet not too watery. Used 1 1/2 lbs of boneless chicken breasts and cut it into medium size pieces. Hope this helps to those who have not yet made it :)

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  17. Tried this last week. Very kid friendly recipe! I felt it was a little bland but my husband and I put Siracha in our bowl of rice & chicken.

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  18. Ok so I loved this recipe because of how simple it is. However, knowing how spicy I like my food this is what I added to it:

    12oz of orange concentrate instead of 6oz
    2 tbsp ketchup and 2 tbsp sircacha
    1 tsp garlic powder
    2 tsp ginger powder
    Red chili flakes and Hot shot to taste

    An hour before it was done I added green peas, green beans, carrots, and let that cook.

    Then in a wok/frying pan I stir-fried chopped up green chilies, one onion, 1 coarsely chopped bell pepper, chopped fresh garlic (one clove), fresh grated ginger (1/2 tsp). Added this to the crockpot and let it cook for another 15 minutes.

    Hands down the best orange/ginger chicken ever! The fancy man agreed with me too. I think the original recipe is an awesome base. It definitely gave me incentive to try this recipe.

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  19. I made this today and enjoyed it. In order to prevent the "orange juice soup" or watery complaint I've seen, I only used half a can of the orange juice concentrate. It turned out just as pictured and was not dry in the slightest. :)

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  20. This recipe is from Stephanie O'Dea, the Year of Slow Cooking blog that became a book (crockpot365.blogspot.com). Here is the original post with some helpful hints from people who tried it out: http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2009/09/slow-cooker-orange-chicken-recipe.html

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  21. I tried this recipe last week, and I found it on crockpot365.blogspot.com
    My husband and I both thought it was too citric. I will not make it in the future, although I appreciate the beginning instructions on chopping the chicken, dredging in flour, etc. I might use a store bought sauce instead.

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  22. I had pinned this, just came across it again, and now I'm adding it to my menu for the coming week. And I'm pretty durned excited about it. :)

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  24. my opinion..not bad. I added more brown sugar, and I took "bleeding daisey" advice and added garlic powder and ginger. Then I added minced garlic, onions and green peppers. Was hesitant, but with all this added ingredients, may cook again. (still lots of prep time)

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  25. oh, and yes, around 2 hours was plenty cooking time for mine. I cut chicken in large chunks.

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  26. I tried this last night and it was delicious. Thanks!

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  27. how many servings does this recipe make? I'm considering it for a friend get together next week but want to make sure i double it if needed. Thanks! :)

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  28. loved it! made some alterations... used 5 oz orange juice concentrate, 1 teaspoon ginger, 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt, and the original amounts of the other ingredients. served over jasmine rice with green onions on top. will definitely make it again!

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  29. oh, and I added a couple drops of sriracha sauce!

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  30. I appreciate you posting your recipes! I see lots of comments, some negative, but people need to realize you are not making money telling people how to cook, you are just sharing your ideas and great pics. Just b/c it is good and works for one, doesn't mean it will for someone else. However, I do appreciate those who leave HELPFUL comments. Recipes can always be improved, and I for one, need all the help I can get ;) Just my two cents worth. Hope you are starting to get more than 2 hours worth of sleep at a time now :D I remember those days well!

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    1. PERFECTLY PUT! This is my favorite comment

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  31. YUM! I found this on Pinterest - thanks! Looks like dinner tomorrow. :)

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  32. Mine was sooo yummy! I read the comments before starting and adjusted the recipe a bit:
    About 1/2 tsp of ginger powder
    About 1tsp garlic powder
    Couple shakes of crushed red pepper

    Also I only had actual OJ in the house so I used about 2 cups.
    Then cooked on high for 1 hour and took the top off until the sauce was thick. No dry chicken here, just a crowd pleaser!

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  33. I made this a couple days ago and our family really did not like it. It was WAY too orange-y and too sweet. If for some reason I tried to make it again, I would cut the OJ concentrate way back and use less sugar. I think it could also benefit from less ketchup and maybe some soy sauce.

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  34. We just tried this recipe. We tried adopting the changes made by "BleedingDaisy" in the comments section of the blog. Benefits of this recipe: the chicken came out moist and delicious.
    Negatives: the orange concentrate made the sauce too acidic and the veggies we added got way too overcooked.
    And watch out if you're using Sriracha! I'd never cooked with it before. I used 1 Tbsp instead 2 Tbsp as suggested and it was still pretty darn hot. Overall, I don't think I'd use this exact recipe again, but it was fun to try.

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  35. This may be a stupid question - but can you just use orange juice instead of the orange juice concentrate?

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  36. I made this. I doubled the recipe and added a can of cherry pie filling (lite). Yep, cherry pie filling. The taste was still very orange and citrus and the pie filling helped with the consistency I think quite a bit. Next time I'd try lemon pie filling but I didn't have any on hand. It actually tasted good. No complaints from the family. All the kids ate it and would eat it again if I made it. It's very simple. A basically good recipe and easy to change up a bit to fit your own tastes.

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  37. I love this but a modified version. Soy sauce instead of salt, a t of ginger, and siracha. Delish with green onions added to the mix and the classic steamed broccoli and rice. Quick and easy!

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  38. I tried this recipe out awhile back and liked it. I threw some broccoli right in the crockpot the last little while. Yum.

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  39. Ok, my family loved this! I did make a few changes much like others have already mentioned. I added some ginger, garlic, red pepper flakes, and sesame seed oil. Oh and I cut the orange juice in half. Thanks for a great recipe!

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  40. You don't say how many chicken breasts....?

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  41. Holy Smokes this is so good! I followed some of the tips and added 1 tsp minced garlic, dash of ginger, 1/2 tsp sesame oil and some chili garlic paste and cooked for only 2 hrs on low. Tossed in some sliced carrots and broccoli florettes. So. Darn. Good. Thanks so much!!!

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  42. I just put mine in the crock pot. I tweeked the sauce by using Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce instead of the ketchup, and added 1/2 tsp each of garlic powder and ground ginger. I kept tasting the sauce until it tasted "right". I didn't see the above post by KateHollstrom11 until after I made mine but next time I think I will add the minced garlic and sesame oil. I sure hope mine turns out!

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  43. Well, I tossed mine out. I guess I'm not much of an orange chicken person but I do think most people who like Orange Chicken would like this. Make sure you don't over cook it. I had it on high for 4 hours because I was cleaning out my front hall closet and got side-tracked. I think 2-3 hrs is fine.

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  44. I made this tonight and it was delicious! I only used 4.5 oz of the OJ, I also added 1 tsp of soy sauce, pepper, cooked it on low for 3 hours and high for 45 minutes. It wasn't runny at all, and had a ton of flavor. My husband is a HUGE panda express fan and even though it wasn't fried and crunchy like theirs he LOVED it!

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  45. I added some soy sauce, roasted red peppers (chopped), about 2 T of ginger and garlic powder :)

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  46. I'm making this right now and I found the sauce a little too sweet. To balance it I added a teaspoon of freshly cracked pepper and a teaspoon of garlic powder. It now tastes delicious. Also, instead of the crockpot I am doing it in the skillet, cooking it for an hour on low-medium.

    Thank you for the recipe!!

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  47. A lttle trick I learn from my chinese friend. Use corn starch instead of flour, it gives that cripsy outside and helps the liquids thicken up. Can't wait to try!

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  48. Found this recipe on Pinterest and made it for dinner tonight. LOVED it!!! My hubby said it looked "authentic". :)
    Thank you for sharing it! This one's a keeper!

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  49. Hope you don't mind that I shared this recipe on my blog:
    http://capturethelittlethingsathome.blogspot.com/2011/11/crockpot-orange-chicken.html

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  50. Ok, so I was so excited to try this... I just mixed everything in the crock pot-flour and all! Oops! It still turned out awesome, I had to add a little water cuz it was so thick. I used fruitopia orange juice so it was pretty sweet. I still had half a can left after using 6oz, so I canned a jar of the sauce for next time (without flour lol) I didn't feel the need to precook the chicken as it would cook in the crockpot. Maybe that's part of the reason it's dry-- it's overlooked. I served it on top of orzo pasta and it was super good and my 4 year old loved it! Thanks!!

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  51. This looks delish! I might have to make it this weekend! Thanks for sharing!

    Kelli @ www.theinspiredcollection.blogspot.com

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  52. That looks great, thanks for sharing! :)

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  53. Lisa, thanks for sharing this recipe! It looks absolutely delicious. I hope to try it soon. :) Happy Cooking!

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  54. I made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious! Thank you!

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  55. Oh this looks great! I've been watching a lot of cooking shows and been trying new stuff - this looks like something interesting and something my kids wont look at and say: I don't know dad? @ yuthink.blogspot.com

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  56. Oh this looks great! I've been watching a lot of cooking shows and been trying new stuff - this looks like something interesting and something my kids wont look at and say: I don't know dad? @ yuthink.blogspot.com

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  57. I agree with "IndianaAnna" WAY too sweet and the orange flavor was too much for me. I'd cut back to maybe 1 T brown sugar and maybe 3oz orange concentrate. Bump up the vinegar and maybe add some soy sauce an garlic. I will say that the texture of the chicken and the sauce was spot on!

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  58. I was excited to try this recipe because I love orange chicken and dont trust restaurants quality of chicken.....
    This recipe however was not good at all. I had to eat a lot of fried rice just to be able to eat it. It tasted like orange concentrate. I wouldnt use this recipe. Sorry for the bad review, but save ur money cause I just threw away $7 of chicken :(

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  59. this was very good after a few modifications based on other peoples reviews...I added some ginger, garlic and red pepper flakes and cooked the chicken with corn starch instead of flour. It cooked VERY fast and almost burnt in the crock pot. I ended up adding a 1/2 can of chicken broth to it to make it saucier because it had got too thick...it came out GREAT! It got rave reviews....it had a little kick to it from the red pepper flakes, but we all liked it. the added chicken broth definitely was needed. Next time I will probably start with some in it from the beginning. It ended up having a nice balance of sweet and spicy. I will make it again. Thank you for the recipe and for others comments on how to improve it.

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  60. I can't wait to eat this!!! I think it was fate that you posted it on my birthday! EEEE!!!

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  61. I noticed alot of people remarked that they only used half a can of OJ concentrate to avoid soupy texture or a sauce that is too citrusy, but if you look at the directions in the recipe, it only calls for 6 oz. of concentrate anyway. That is half a can. Lol. I'm looking forward to trying this tonight!

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  62. Tried this tonight. Not a hit with our family. Way to citrusy. IT looked great when done just not a fan of the taste.

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  63. Saw this on pinterest and wanted to tell you this is where I saw the recipe a few weeks ago : http://www.sixsistersstuff.com/2011/09/slow-cooker-orange-chicken.html

    my sister made it and said it was too orangy too... so maybe cut back on the OJ ??

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  64. I saw this on pinterest and made it last night. I was a little worried because of all the bad reviews, but I liked it! True, it's orange-y, but I like orange-y. The biggest downfall is that the chicken is a bit dry, but it's not THAT dry and it's still good. As per reviewers suggested, I added a dash of ginger powder and garlic powder. I wish it made more sauce, sauce that I could use to flavor the accompanying rice. Otherwise I'd definitely make it again!

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  65. I made this tonight and I did edit it for spice adding 1T Srirachia (omitting 1T ketchup), 1t garlic powder, 2t ground ginger. I think those with OJ soup are maybe adding too much OJ?? You can't just dump a whole container in. Also, it's crockpot chicken, it's not going to be moist unless you are there to check it all the time. Who is at home when the crock pot is cooking? Isn't that the point?

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  66. Lisa, I am making this recipe today. IT LOOKS SUPER YUMMY!
    I hope you don't mind that I blogged about it with a link back to your page for the recipe. If you want me to take it down, please leave me a comment.

    http://livefreemomma.blogspot.com

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  67. This is from http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2009/09/slow-cooker-orange-chicken-recipe.html if you would like to credit the source

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  68. Tried this today and it was a hit! But, I followed the reviews and did the corn starch instead of flour (don't think it made any difference), used 2 cups of actual orange juice, 3T Ketchup, 1T soy sauce, 2T brown sugar for the sauce. Everything else I did the same and it was a HIT! No leftovers! :))

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  69. Just made this today and went with what some other people said to tweak it. I did the sauce as instructed minus the salt. Added in some soy sauce, garlic powder, ginger powder, chicken broth, and sesame oil. It's really, really good and both children liked it, which is a miracle because that NEVER happens. I was going to cook on low for 5 hours like it says but checked it at 3 hours and it was ready and cooked to perfection, so for those who said this was dry, I believe you. Just don't cook as long. This stuff's kind of addictive to be quite honest. We've been snacking on it since the kids got in the door from school - couldn't even wait till dinner to eat it! :)

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  70. I was very excited by this post and had to try it right away. I did a whole can of oj concentrate and doubled all the ingredients. The sauce was very citrusy and did not like the taste at all, so glad I read all the previous reviews and I tweaked it some. I added teriyaki sauce, lots of ginger and granulated garlic. Sorry no measurements just kept adding to taste. And then a cup of green peppers and oh boy is it delish!! I also cooked on stove top on med to low heat. It did get a little to thick at one time so I added some water and let it thicken back up and then added a dash of oj so wasn't watery. It turned out wonderful!! Thx for the idea!! Family will love it for dinner tonight.

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  71. I was making this for the first time when I had guests coming in from out of town. After I started reading the reviews, though, I went into panic mode!! So to keep it from being too citrus-y, I added soy sauce (approx 2-3 tbsp), fish oil (approx 1 tsp), garlic (pretty hefty sprinkle), ginger seasoning (urban accents ginger szechwan blend - pretty hefty sprinkle). Then when I realized it was still pretty soupy, I added about a tablespoon of corn starch mixed with about 2 tablespoons of water. I served it over rice and stir fry veggies and everyone LOVED IT! Thanks for all the helpful tips! The base of this recipe is good, just needed a little help, that's all! :o)

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  72. I made this tonight and it was great. I made a few adjustments, however. I added the entire 12 ounce can of OJ concentrate, upped the pepper a little more and added some cayenne pepper, paprika and dried onion to the OJ sauce (about a tsp. each). I also cut up a large red pepper and threw it in the crock pot as well. If I make this again, which I will because I loved it, I would also cut up a sweet potato to the mix as well. Really good!!

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  73. Made this over the weekend. I used half the OJ and doubled the rest. Added fresh garlic, some ginger and red pepper flakes. It was perfect! Thanks!

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    1. I didn't really care for the original recipe (too orangey). I like your idea. I think it needs some garlic for sure. Thanks for the other ideas!

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  74. I did this in a fry pan instead, it turned out wonderful. I am making this tonight and also found on pinterest. My kids wanted more.

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  75. Love this! Just found this recipe through pinterest. I am definately going to be making this!

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  76. I just put this in the crockpot... it smells delicious. The combination of orange juice, ketchup, brown sugar, and balsamic vinegar makes a sweet and tart sauce.... Yummmmmmyyyyy! Thanks for posting on Pinterest!

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  77. Thanks for the recipe!!! Yummy!

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  78. Mmm! We are having this in the near future! Can't wait! Thanks for sharing!

    2busybrunettes

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  79. Just ran across this on Pinterest...looks so good! Thanks for the recipe; I'm anxious to try it!

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  80. I just put this in my crockpot - can't wait for dinner! I added some frozen bell peppers and onions, ginger, and crushed red pepper flakes and subbed 2 teaspoons honey for the brown sugar - love this recipe!

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  81. This is the crock pot lady's recipe. http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2009/09/slow-cooker-orange-chicken-recipe.html

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  82. Fantastic recipe! I followed the recipe, but added (after reading Megen & Chris' comment) 1/2 tsp. ground ginger, 1 tsp. garlic powder, and crushed red pepper. With an hour left of cooking, I also added frozen broccoli. Delicious!

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  83. Hey, I am 19 and this summer I have been trying to learn to cook. I've been getting decent but I made this recipe and it was a total failure. I'm not suggesting at all there was anything wrong with the recipe! Since I am learning I would like to know where I went wrong. I mixed all the things in correct proportions, cut up chicken cutlets (maybe too thin?) covered them with flour and cooked them in vegetable oil (maybe too much? Maybe olive oil was crucial?) and put it all in a crock pot on low for 5 hours. The sauce was sickly sweet and the chicken tasted like bread. What could have happened?!
    Thanks :)
    Grace

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    1. Grace, lots of people think it was too sweet as well so some people have suggested using orange juice instead of the concentrate. They've also mentioned that the cook time was also too long and dried out the chicken, so you'd need to check on it an hour or two earlier. And when cutting the chicken, make sure you don't cut them smaller than 1 in cubes or they'll dry out. Also, make sure to just brown them in the oil. They don't have to be fully cooked in the pan. They'll finish cooking in the crock pot.

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  84. I have to laugh about this recipe. I have tried a bunch of recipes on Pinterest and this is the only one that anyone comments on. LOL!!! I haven't quite figured out why...some hate it, some like it, but why do you think just this one recipe gets so much publicity... It's hilarious!!!!

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  85. I am making this right now. I'm so excited to eat tonight.

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  86. I'm planning to try this. My question: how does this recipe do as leftovers? I don't like to cook in the first place and there's just one of me. So could I make the full recipe and save the rest? Does it freeze or reheat okay?

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  87. I love chinese food and crock pot recipes. This one sounds yummy. Thanks for sharing!

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  88. Made it tonight...VERY citrusy but toned it down with soy sauce....Yummy!! next time I would use less oj concentrate...Good "go to" recipe though!

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  89. I made this for a dinner party, and it turned out very well. Big hit! We're making it again tonight because my husband just didn't get any - it went too fast!

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  90. I just made this and it is amazing! I added some soy sauce, minced garlic and red pepper flakes for a kick! Delicious!

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  91. I made this tonight following the reviews suggestions and it was amazing!

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  92. Can't wait to try it. I will definitely add some green peppers & onions just to make it go a little farther.

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  93. How can I save this and is there a printable version? I don't see a save or e-mail or printable Icon Thanks

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  94. I'm making this right now and the kitchen smells AMAZING!!! WOW...If it tastes as good as is smells, I'll make this again and again. Didn't have frozen juice just oranges and so i juiced 3 and put a little zest into!

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    http://www.navywif33.com

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  96. Also found on Pinterest and it's whats for dinner tonight! Just put it in my crockpot!

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  97. Could this be a freezer meal, prepared ahead of time and kept in freezer when ready?

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  98. Just put this in the crockpot....added some ginger, garlic, honey, soy sauce and crushed red pepper flakes....hope it's good! Otherwise, I'll be calling Papa John's. :)

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  99. Just put this in the crockpot with a few additions that others suggested. I forgot that the orange juice called for 6 oz and not the full . So I ended up doubling everything else. Which I think is good, because I feel like there was more chicken used. And this way it really does soak in the sauce. I will st a reply later to let you know how it turned out!

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  100. I saw this on pinterest too. I made this for my Asian night at my small group, and I wasn't thrilled with all it turned out. I really should have read some of the other reviews, but I also thought it was too citrus-y. I will probably make it again though, but with these changes:

    First off, the chicken was pretty bland. I think if I had seasoned the chicken pieces with a little salt and let it sit for about 10 mins prior to dipping it in the flour it would have made a big difference. Or maybe add a little S&P to the flour.

    Second, I'd take the advice of another reviewer and use orange juice instead of OJ concentrate to cut down on the strong citrus flavor.

    I would also add a clove of pressed garlic and a little honey to make it taste more like the orange chicken I've had at restaurants. And I did add a 1/2 TBS soy sauce when I made it this time.

    It was a tad thinner then I'd like it to be, but not too bad. I would probably help to take the top up for the final hour-30 mins of cooking.

    All in all it still wasn't terrible the way it turned out even without this additions.

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  101. I just put this in the crock pot for dinner tonight with some of the suggested modifications. Fingers crossed!

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  102. I made this but added a lot of soy sauce, 1/2 cup of honey, worsteshire sauce, and minced garlic. Also fried the chicken in Hooters breading (bought it at Walmart) and it came out amazing!

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  103. I'm making this for dinner tonight but I'm concerned that there won't be enough sauce with the cooking time of 5-6 hours on low. Can I add the rest of the OJ concentrate or should I just add some OJ? I already added garlic. ginger, and soy.

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  104. Will be trying this out when family comes in for mother's day.

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  105. Wish I would have read all the suggestions made in previous comments! Made it exactly according to the recipe and did not enjoy the result...too orange-y and strange tasting--nothing at all like orange chicken you'd order at a restaurant. I might try it again with some of the modifications, though. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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  106. Has anyone tried this using frozen chicken strips, sliced--the pre-battered kind?

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  107. So when I made this, I cooked it too long and it made the chicken overcooked and dry. That being said, the flavors were excellent and I'll be making this again! http://heatskitchen.blogspot.com/2013/06/orange-chicken.html

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  108. I ask my children to select a new recipe each week to sample, because it helps with their math and reading and keeps me out of a menu rut. They selected this orange chicken recipe so I purchased the ingredients I thought we needed on the way home. To say I was freaked out by the reviews would be an understatement. So, I'll share what I did and let you know how its going thus far.
    I used half a can of frozen OJ which in a more-liquid-than-slush-form was a full cup. I cut the brown sugar from 4 to 2 Tbs, and the ketchup from 3 to 2 Tbs. My children told me we had balsamic vinegar, but we really had balsamic dressing (Wishbone Salad Spritzer: Balsamic Breeze) I rolled with it and added 1 Tbs to the mix. After tasting how orangey the marinade was I decided to add: 1/2 a tsp of garlic from a jar, 1 tsp of Sriracha, 1 tsp soy and a few shakes of ginger (I was surprised to find with my baking supplies). After these additions it tasted more like Asian sauce with a strong orange flavor. For the chicken I am using Gold Kist Farms:Fridge to Freezer pack from Cost Co. As another reviewer instructed I used corn starch to bread the chicken but made the mistake of putting the heat on medium with the first batch. For the second batch I used high heat, which firmed and browned the edges just right :-)(approx 45 seconds to a minute on each side). While I browned the chicken I let the sauce heat up in my large crock pot. I laid the chicken in it's sauce for 10 mins then turned it over. Its been cooking on high for 20 minutes, I just sampled a piece and think its pretty good. It does have a bit of an orange bite but I think my kids will love it! I plan to let it cook for another 10 minutes or so and it should be perfect. As far as the soupiness others experienced I didn't have that problem. The sauce is bubbling up nice and thick, especially around the edges. Next time I will think to spray a little Pam around the edges. I hope you all experience the same success I did tonight when you try this recipe!

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  109. PS- LISA, thanks for posting I don't know how to make anything Asian and this chicken turned out really well. I'm not as crazy about orange chicken as my kids are so I think the minor adjustments made it work for everyone.
    (next time I will go a tad lighter on the Sriracha as my 8 year old could detect a bit of spice when she was seeking orange and only orange) Regardless, there were NO leftovers :-)
    Thanks again!

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    1. I am so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for posting your version!

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  110. I think I saw this exact recipe in Oprah's website. Might want to check there if you haven't already found the source of the recipe. Either way, can not wait to try it!!
    Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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  111. I think I saw this exact recipe in Oprah's website. Might want to check there if you haven't already found the source of the recipe. Either way, can not wait to try it!!
    Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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  112. I'm a 65 year old grandpa that started cooking and now my tool of choice is the slow cooker. This will be my first dish from your site which will now be my go to reference. Thanks for this great resource.

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  114. Any idea of how many calories Power serving?

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  115. I really liked this recipe, and, by the way, it serves 4. Today I'm trying it with 6 ounces of frozen lemonade concentrate instead of o.j. Lemon Chicken!

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  116. Hi girls, Just wanted to say ~~~This is a great base for orange chicken, Use your imaginations if the taste is not for you~~add a few basic ingredients to the recipe and OMG you have a great recipe. I have tried many copy cat recipes, many from famous chefs off the internet, and this is the best. for Orange Chicken. Making it right now in the oven as I am a single person and was not enough for my huge crockpot to deal with, Took half an hour at 325. I also had no orange juice, but had some orange punch frozen. I used that. !!!! When you want the taste of orange chicken in your mouth, you use whatever you have to make it a reality. I added soy sauce, ginger and garlic to mine..... Tastes perfect. Should be ready soon and I am going to enjoy it. Thank you for the recipe..

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  117. I tried to print just this recipe but I could nit do it wuthout printing all 25 pages of garbage. Anyone know how ti print just the recipe.

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    1. Do you have the option of looking at a print preview after you tell it to print? If you do, just select the page the recipe is on. Alternately, you can copy and paste the recipe into a Microsoft Word document.

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