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Slow cooker honey and orange chicken by Daphne Oz

12
11
8
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
4 hr 25 min
Prep
25 min
Cook
4 hr
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
If you can’t find fresno chili peppers, substitute 2 serranos in their place, or swap in ½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes. Though we serve this recipe over brown rice to sop up the sauce, it would be equally delicious over your favorite grain or cauliflower rice.

Ingredients

Uncooked boneless skinless chicken thigh(s)

¾ pound(s), cut into 1-inch pieces

Uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast

¾ pound(s), cut into 1-inch cubes

Tapioca flour

3 Tbsp, or rice flour, divided

Kosher salt

2 pinch

Black pepper

2 pinch(es), freshly ground

Extra virgin olive oil

2 Tbsp

Uncooked bell pepper(s)

1 item(s), medium, green or red, diced

Store-bought chicken stock

½ cup(s), or homemade stock

Rice vinegar

¼ cup(s), unseasoned

Low sodium soy sauce

2 Tbsp, or tamari

Orange zest

1 Tbsp, from a navel orange

Fresh orange juice

¼ cup(s), from a navel orange

Garlic clove

2 clove(s), minced

Uncooked scallion(s)

2 medium, minced

Ginger root

1 piece(s), (1-inch) grated

Honey

3 Tbsp

Fresno chile

2 medium, minced

Cooked medium grain brown rice

2 cup(s)

Unsalted toasted sesame seeds

1 Tbsp

Cilantro

2 Tbsp, chopped

Instructions

  1. In a large ziptop bag, combine chicken thighs, chicken breast, and 2 tbsp flour; season with salt and pepper. Seal bag; toss to coat.
  2. Preheat oil in a large saute pan or nonstick saute pan over medium-high heat. Remove chicken from bag; sear on both sides until light golden, about 2 to 3 minutes per side (chicken will not be cooked through).
  3. Remove chicken to a bowl of a 6-quart slow cooker; add bell pepper.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together stock, remaining 1 tbsp flour, rice vinegar, tamari, orange zest and juice, garlic, scallions, ginger, honey, and chili peppers; pour over chicken. Cover and cook until chicken is cooked through and tender, and sauce has slightly thickened, 2 hours on High or 4 hours on Low.
  5. Serve chicken over rice; garnish with sesame seeds and cilantro.
  6. Serving size: about 1 heaping cup chicken mixture plus ½ cup rice