Recipe Box: Orange Chicken

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Have you ever had those days where you open your fridge and was like, “hmmm, I wonder what would happen if I did ABC and what would it taste like?”

Yeah, I have that moment pretty much every time it’s time to go grocery shopping. A couple things I always try to have in the fridge no matter if it’s grocery day or not are bread, milk, eggs, cheese, orange juice and at least one meat.

Recipe Box-Orange Chicken with Rice-via SOAinspiredThis particular day, my meat was chicken. Outside of feeling like we should be Italian since we pretty much have pasta at least once a week, is LOVING Asian inspired flavors. Hubby says when it comes to Chinese food, “if it ain’t hood, it ain’t good.” It’s his theory that overpriced Chinese food lacks soul and flavor…I only kind of agree with him on this because I love PF Chang’s.

Nonetheless, when it came time to throw together a concoction inspired by Asian flavors, naturally, I thought about orange chicken. This is seriously one of the easiest dishes you can make whether it’s on the stove or in a crockpot.

Check out this super simple recipe for orange chicken and of course make it your own!

Ingredients

4-5 medium sized boneless skinless chicken breasts, thawed

3 cups of orange juice

1 green bell pepper, chopped

1 yellow bell pepper, chopped

1 red bell pepper, chopped

2 tbsp brown sugar

1 tbsp honey

2 cups chopped pineapples (optional)

Salt and pepper

Orange zest

Directions

Use salt and pepper to sauce chicken and set aside. In a medium pan, combine 2 cups of orange juice, brown sugar, honey, and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Add chicken, cup of orange juice and peppers and let cook. Rotate chicken sparingly until completely coated. The chicken will start to turn orange. Add pineapples and let cook for additional 5-10 minutes.

Shred chicken and eat over rice. Delish!

Enjoy!

If you’re using a crockpot, combine all ingredients and set to high for 4-5 five hours making sure to stir often and add more liquid if necessary.

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