Friday, April 16, 2010

Mandarin Orange Chicken

While I was looking for a recipe for a friend, I came across tonight's dinner :)
From the book Fix It and Forget It Lightly

4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
1 medium onion thinly sliced
1/4 cup of orange juice concentrate
1 tsp. poultry seasoning (I knew I had that in my kitchen for a reason :))
1/2 t. salt
11 oz. can of mandarin oranges drained BUT SAVE 3 T. OF THE JUICE!!!
2 T. flour

Plop the chicken into the slow cooker. 
Combine the onion, orange juice concentrate, poulty seasoning, and salt. Pour over chicken.
Cover and cook on low for 4 to 5 hours. (At 4 hrs. mine was just barely keeping it's shape.)
Remove chicken and put it on a serving dish and keep warm.  SAVE THE COOKING JUICES.
In a saucepan, combine 3 T. of the reserved mandarin orange juice and the flour. Stir until smooth.
Stir in the chicken cooking juices.
Bring to a boil.
Stir and cook for 2 minutes until thickened. 
Stir in the mandarin oranges WITHOUT THE REMAINING LIQUID and then pour the mixture over the chicken.
Would be good over rice or pasta :)

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