My hubby and I have been fans of Panda Express orange chicken for YEARS!!! How can you not love that stuff right?? I know, its totally bad for you, not real “orange”, but still….its yummy. Well, this recipe is not that haha, this recipe resembles the orange chicken you would order in a Chinese restaurant. Don’t get me wrong, this is quite yummy and full of flavor, but don’t make this thinking it is Panda Express. We made it thinking it was, and were surprised when it didn’t taste anything like it haha, but in the end, we were quite pleased with it because it was full of flavor and the chicken was quite tender. I made some fried rice with this and it was the perfect dinner!!
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
1/3 cup flour
1/2 tbsp salt
1 tsp Balsamic Vinegar
3 tbsp ketchup
6 oz frozen orange juice concentrate
4 tbsp brown sugar
In a bowl, mix together the orange juice, brown sugar, vinegar, salt, and ketchup. Pour the flour in a different small bowl. Cover the chicken with the flour and shake off any excess.
Pour a small amount of olive oil in a pan and cook chicken until all chicken is browned. It does not need to be fully cooked as the chicken is going into your slow cooker.
After the chicken is browned, place in slow cooker and cover with orange juice mixture. Stir and place lid on top. Cook on low 5-6 hours or high 2-3 hours. Serve warm.