Crockpot Orange Chicken


I found this recipe from Sweet Tea in Texas. I had Joel make it today since I left for work early and didn't get home until late. While the chicken was quite tender, we weren't huge fans of this particular recipe. It may have been the fact that it was sweet from the orange juice or maybe the ketchup, I really don't know. Maybe I'll play around with this and try again.


1 1/2 pounds Boneless Chicken, cut into chunks (I used boneless chicken tenders)
1/2 cup Flour
Olive Oil
1 tablespoon Salt
6 ounces Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate, no pulp would be best
3 tablespoons Brown Sugar
1 teaspoon Balsamic Vinegar
3 tablespoons Ketchup
Broccoli

Dredge the chicken pieces in the flour and sear it in a frying pan coated in olive oil. The chicken does not need to be fully cooked at this stage. Place the chicken into the crock pot. In a small mixing bowl, combine the orange juice, brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, ketchup, and salt. Pour the sauce mixture evenly over the chicken pieces to coat. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or high for 4 hours. At the last minute, blanch the broccoli pieces and toss with the chicken mixture. Serve over rice. I added toasted sesame seeds to the top of my plate to garnish.