Chicken with Oranges and Mushrooms

We all live very busy lives, yet we want good home cooked meals too. Sometimes the best way to blend these two realities is to bring out the slow cookers and go live life. I did just that and made a slow cooked chicken with a sweet and sour orange and mushroom sauce. I served it over wild rice with green beans on the side and a dry white wine to complete the meal. Delicious!

With the sweet and sour sauce, this chicken dish had a little bit of an Asian vibe to it.

Chicken with Oranges and Mushrooms

1-2 lbs chicken breast

1-2 TBSP flour

salt and pepper to taste

1 1/2 tsp paprika

1-1 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms

1/4 sliced onions

1/4 bell pepper, any color is fine, sliced into thin matchsticks

1/2 cup orange juice

red pepper flakes to taste

2 TBSP orange balsamic vinegar

1 TBSP garlic

1 1/2 tsp brown sugar

1/2 can of Mandarin orange segments

Combine the flour, salt, pepper, and paprika together and coat the chicken. I cut my chicken into smaller pieces.

Get a skillet very hot and add a combination of butter and olive oil or sesame oil to cook the chicken. Cook for about 4-5 minutes per side or until it is completely browned.

Remove and add to the slow cooker, which has been sprayed with cooking spray.

Add the mushrooms to the butter and oil and saute for about 3 minutes, or until browned, then add on top of the chicken pieces.

Combine the peppers, onions, garlic and oranges and add on top of the mushrooms.

Combine the orange juice, brown sugar and balsamic vinegar and pour over the chicken and vegetables.

Then depending on how long you want to go out to do other things, you can either cook this on high for about 3-4 hours or at a low temperature for about 10-12 hours. Either way, it is going to make your house smell so good and the chicken and vegetables will come out so tender and full of flavor.

Cooking dinners in the slow cooker is sometimes the best of two worlds. You are not missing out on any of life’s adventures, but you are also still able to enjoy a good home-cooked meal too. Perfection! Whoever created the slow cooker was a genius. 🙂

Have a great day and make everyday great. Stay safe and stay well. ‘Til next time.


Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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