Sunday, August 21, 2016
Sunday Eats - Slimmed Down Orange Chicken
How about a pared down version, with that same great orange taste but a lot healthier? Like 16 grams LESS of fat per serving and 400 mg LESS of salt per serving.
Crock Pot Orange Chicken
In a bowl mix:
3/4 cup low sugar orange marmalade
3/4 cup Barbecue sauce (I used Sweet Baby Rays, my favorite of the "cheap" barbecue sauce brands)
2 Tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
4 shakes crushed red pepper
Pour over 4-6 pieces bone in chicken pieces and cook on low 6-8 hours (my crock pot on low is surprisingly warmer than most crock pots so for me it was 3 and 1/2 hours - you're looking for internal temp of 160 F.).
Serve with rice (and the sauce is amazing over the rice) and veggies.
Vegetarian? For a sauce to dunk or drizzle your veggie "chicken" pieces, mix
1/4 cup marmalade
1/4 cup barbecue sauce
2 teaspoons of soy sauce
tiny pinch of red pepper
and nuke or simmer until bubbly. Serves-2-4