Monday, February 23, 2015

Crock Pot Chinese Chicken

Special note about all crock pot recipes—Cooking with a crock pot is a fun and easy way to prepare endless varieties of delicious meals.  It is also more healthy than many alternate cooking methods.    Contrary to common assumptions, the crock pot IS NOT just for soups, stews or roasts.   There are amazingly creative people out there who have come up with very clever ways to cook almost anything in one single crock pot, all at the same time.  Everything from “steak and baked potatoes with corn on the cob”, to lasagna, to sweet and sour pork, to excellent taco fillings.  You can also pick a few dinner recipes, put all the RAW ingredients in a gallon freezer bag, seal out the air and freeze them so you can toss them in the crock pot any day of the week. 

Crock Pot Chinese Chicken

The Chinese are known for adding flavors like soy sauce, orange and even peanuts to their meat entrees.   So this dish sort of pulls all those trademark flavors together into one meal, for the ultimate Chinese food craving satisfaction. 

3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, each cut in 3 strips (or equal amount of chicken tenders)
1 cup chicken broth
½ cup orange juice
½ cup chunky peanut butter
4 tsp soy sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
½ tsp garlic powder
Chopped vegetables of your choice, like bell peppers, onions, carrots, broccoli (optional)


1.  Place all ingredients in your crock pot (but NOT the vegetables). Mix and blend well.  
2.  Cook on low for 8 hours.
3.  One hour before serving, toss in your vegetables (if any).  Let them cook the last hour.   Serve over rice or noodles. 

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