I polled my Facebook page the other day and asked my readers what recipes or dinner ideas they were most in need of. The overwhelming response was the easy peasy, no-think Crockpot meal. Trust me, I get it! We all want to throw a few ingredients into a pot, push a button, and be done. We can go about our business, even leave for work, and we come back with an aromatic house and a warm meal.
So today I have a simple 5 Ingredient Crockpot Orange Chicken. I got the idea from Listotic, a fellow blogger who writes great lists of everything under the sun. Here's how to make it:
Start with your favorite Crockpot and 4-5 chicken breasts cut into 1 inch pieces. This will probably be around 3 to 4 pounds, depending on the size of the chicken breasts. Thigh meat would also work fine. Cover the Crockpot and cook the chicken in its own juices for 1.5 hours.
Drain the chicken and put it back in the Crockpot.
Measure out 1 cup of Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce.
Add in 3/4 cup of orange marmalade.
Add 2 tablespoons of reduced sodium soy sauce.
Whisk it up until it's nice and smooth.
Pour it over the chicken. Cover the Crockpot again and cook for another 1.5 hours.
When time is up, top the chicken with green onions and sesame seeds.
Here's a handy way to remember this recipe. It's as easy as 1,2,3,4,5: 1 cup bbq sauce, 2 tbsp soy sauce, 3/4 cup marmalade, 5 chicken breasts. See what I did there? Boy I tell ya, I'm gettin' fancy-shmancy over here!
I served ours over rice. I think the crockpot orange chicken would also be lovely topped with a little sriracha sauce if you like an extra kick. Serve it with a side of broccoli or Loaded Vegetable Chow Mein and you have a hit!
One side note, if you are serving more than 4 people, or maybe 4 people with large appetites and you still want leftovers, double the recipe. I wished I had made a double batch.
So what do you think? Is this a recipe you would try? Happy cooking y'all!
5 Ingredient Crockpot Orange Chicken
- 4-5 chicken breasts cut in 1 inch pieces
- 1 cup BBQ sauce
- 3/4 cup orange marmalade
- 2 Tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
- 1-2 chopped green onions
- Optional: sesame seeds
- Cook chicken in crockpot for 1.5 hours on high
- Drain chicken and return to crockpot
- Mix bbq sauce, marmalade, and soy sauce together
- Pour over chicken
- Let chicken cook for another 1.5 hours on high
- Top with green onions and sesame seeds