I don’t eat meat every day. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good meat recipe, but a lot of the time I am either just not hungry enough for meat or my dinners are filled enough without it.
But then there are those days where I just NEED a good meat dinner. Today was one of those days. Unfortunately, I have been swamped with school work, studying, and household chores/mandatory baking (haha yes, I’m using that as an excuse), so today I wanted to be able to just sit down and focus on studying. So I decided on a slow cooker chicken recipe to use up the last chicken breast!
I decided to make an Asian orange chicken dish. I don’t exactly remember how I found this recipe, except I had all of the ingredients and it looked pretty delicious. I have been feeling the oranges lately I guess (maybe I’m short on vitamin C), because I had just bought orange juice for my fish marinade I made last night. I also conveniently had the perfect amount of orange marmalade sitting in my fridge from when I made my own orange sauce for chicken wings a while back.
Of course, I made changes to the recipe to suit my liking. First of all, since I was only feeding myself, I used just one boneless, skinless chicken breast instead of the four chicken thighs. I cut up the breast into chunks, and I did not roll them in flour. Even though I was only cooking for myself, I still stuck with the same sauce measurements they had in the recipe. I’m a sauce fanatic, and when there’s not enough sauce, I am forever disappointed. So I mixed the sauce ingredients together like the recipe says, but also added red pepper flakes for some spiciness. At the halfway mark and at the end of the cooking period, I put in a few teaspoons of corn starch to get the sauce to my desired thickness. And ta-daaaa, four hours later, my chicken was done!
Here’s a picture of mine. Sorry the quality is sooooo terrible, it was just a snapchat to send my boyfriend to make him jealous, and I decided last minute to use it as a photo in here.
I threw some sesame seeds and (a lot of) green onions on top for garnish. And my side dish was steamed green beans. The chicken actually turned out to have quite the spiciness to it, so if you don’t like spicy I would omit the red pepper flakes or keep it to a minimum. I dumped a lot in mine because I find the spicier, the better.
An amazing dinner! I will definitely be making it again.