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Slow Cooker Orange Ginger Chicken
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SLOW COOKER ORANGE GINGER CHICKEN

This Slow Cooker Orange Ginger Chicken is sweet and spicy with lovely Asian flavors. Slowly cooked chicken thighs are juicy and succulent.
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 people

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds chicken thigh with bone , w/ skin
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange Juice
  • 1.5 tbsp fresh gigner cut into thin julienne
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp Dark soy sauce
  • 1 tspn Red chili flakes
  • Salt and Pepper as per taste
  • 1 cup red bell pepper Cut
  • 2 tspn corn starch
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions

  • In a non-stick pan heat 1 tablespoon oil. Cook the chicken thigh on medium-high heat for 4-5 minutes on each side.
  • Mix Fresh Orange juice, ginger, sugar, soy sauce, red chili flakes, salt, and pepper.
  • Pre-heat the slow cooker on high heat for 20 minutes. Then add chicken thigh and orange juice mixture.
  • Cover and cook on high for about 2 hours. Stir a couple of times in between, to make sure the juice is evenly soaked by all the chicken thighs.
  • At the end of 2 hours, make a mixture of cornstarch and water. Pour it into the slow cooker. Mix well with a spatula.
  • Then add chopped red bell pepper. Give everything a good stir and cook on high for another 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  • While serving garnish with chopped green onions.

Notes

  • 1/2 cup orange juice might seem less but the chicken releases a lot of liquid. So 1/2 cup orange juice is good to start with.
  • As I used fresh orange juice, I had to add little more sugar than mentioned in the recipe. So you can always adjust the quantity of sugar as per preference.
  • The cooking time might vary from device to device. So you can adjust the time accordingly.
  • Just in case if are left with a lot of liquid at the end, spoon out all the juice in a pan and cook on high for 4-5 minutes. The sauce would thicken up.