Saturday, August 4, 2012

California Chicken

It's Slow-Cooker Saturday!  Today I've made a dish called California Chicken that I found in a slow-cooker cook book that I have.  I haven't made it before, but it looked promising so I'm giving it a try.  The meat was tender and juicy, and the flavor a bit mild.  Mild is great for the kids (everything is too spicy for them it seems!) and the hubs asked for more peppers next time- not too bad for a first try though:)  I may kick up the flavors next time, hopefully the littles won't notice.

California Chicken
adapted from Fix It And Forget It Cook Book

3 lb chicken, quartered
1 c orange juice
1/3 c chili sauce
2 T soy sauce
1 T molasses
1 t dry mustard
1 t garlic salt
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 lg can mandarin oranges, drained
1 T apple cider vinegar
2 T corn starch

Place chicken in slow cooker.  In a bowl mix o.j, chili sauce, soy sauce, molasses, mustard and garlic salt.  Pour over chicken and cook on low for 8 hours.  Remove chicken to a bowl, cover and set aside.  Add in bell peppers, mandarin oranges and vinegar.  Make a water/corn starch slurry in a small bowl and add to the slow cooker, mix well.  Replace lid and set heat to high for 1/2 hour, till peppers are tender and sauce is thickened a bit.  Serve over white rice and enjoy:)

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