Friday, January 18, 2019

easy weeknight slow-cooker orange-ginger chicken

This is one of the simplest weeknight meals I make: white and brown rice mixed (in the rice cooker), orange-ginger chicken breasts in the slow cooker, and green beans (organic frozen: I saute them in the frying pan with olive oil and sea salt). 

I borrowed this recipe from Diethood, but of course have made it my own (I'm not sure what's "diet" about it--it's just really good flavors).

You'll need:
  • 4 chicken breasts, with no skin
  • 3/4 c. orange marmalade (I sometimes use Korean yuzu/citron)
  • fresh ginger, grated
  • salt and pepper
  • minced garlic cloves
  • oil for greasing the liner of your slow cooker
  • 1/4 c. soy sauce
  • for topping: toasted sesame seeds, sliced green onions, red pepper flakes
Do this: 

Grease your slow-cooker liner, place the chicken breasts inside, and in a separate bowl, mix the rest of the ingredients except for the toppings. I cooked mine on low heat for about 5 or 6 hours.

Serve over rice with the toppings, and make sure you don't put the red pepper flakes on your childrens' portions. 

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