Monday, June 6, 2011

Slow Cooker Asian Orange Chicken Thighs and Drumsticks

I don't use my slow cooker as much as I should. It is definitely an under-used appliance in my kitchen. I had some chicken thighs and drumsticks in the freezer that needed to be used up, so I dusted off my slow cooker and we had one delicious dinner.

Slow Cooker Asian Orange Chicken Thighs and Drumsticks

  • ½ cup homemade chicken stock, or store bought
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ⅓ cup cider vinegar
  • ⅔ cup honey
  • zest & juice from one orange, or about ¼ cup orange juice
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 4 pounds chicken thighs and/or drumsticks

Mix together all of the ingredients, except the chicken, in a bowl. Place chicken in slow cooker. Pour orange mixture over chicken. Cook on low for 6-8 hours until done.

I served with Jasmine rice and steamed broccoli. Enjoy!

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  1. This chicken sounds absolutely delicious. I am always looking for new recipes for my crock pot.

  2. This sounds sooo good, and easy. I'm bookmarking this to try soon!!

  3. This looks delicious! I love my slow cooker. Did you broil these when you took them out of the slow cooker? They look really browned for the crock pot.

  4. Katie - I am always looking for crock pot ideas too.

    Kirstin - I hope you like it.

    Julie - I did not broil them, but that would be a great idea. I think the ones that I have in the picture were at the top of the crock pot and maybe weren't cooking in the liquid the whole time, so they browned.

    Dana - Hope you like it.

  5. Tried this and it was yummy :-) I used Chicken Breasts instead of Thighs & Drumsticks and sadly didn't have any orange juice. However it was still Delicious :-)

  6. I know this is an old post, but I found this recipe about a year ago. Since then it is in my regular recipe rotation! A great way to use leftover meat in the freezer.

  7. I did this in a pot, ornge juice,frzn chkn and its delicious!


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