Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Crockpot Mandarin Orange Chicken with Garlic and Thyme

Winter sports season is here with a vengeance. Older daughter made his middle school basketball team. Younger son plays basketball at the Boy's and Girl's Club as well as wrestling at a nearby high school. Add to that younger daughter's math club and media club and you can see that we're busy. Crockpot meals come in handy on days when more than one child has activities. In the past we usually picked up a pizza on the way home or ran through a drive-thru. But much to the chagrin of the children, the crockpot lets me make a healthy, nutritious meal earlier in the day and have it ready to put on the table when we get home.

Here's a great recipe for Mandarin Orange Chicken with Garlic and Thyme I found over at Megan's Cookin'. When I saw it I knew it would be a hit. The kid's love chicken. The older and pickier daughter eats mandarin oranges by the can-full. Younger son is still raving about how tender and juicy the chicken was. Hubby is thrilled when we don't have to spend money eating out. And I love just crockpot meals!

Mandarin Orange Chicken with Garlic and Thyme
Recipe from Megan's Cookin'

1 lb - chicken breast
1 - 8oz can - mandarin oranges,
1 tbsp - Ginger, ground
1 tsp – Salt
5 cloves - garlic (minced)
1/2 cup - orange juice
1 tsp fresh Thyme
1 tbsp cornstarch

Place chicken in Crockpot. Add the rest of the ingredients, except the cornstarch, to the Crockpot.
 Cook on high for about 4 hours or on low for about 8 hours.
Remove chicken and put orange sauce in a small sauce pan. Stir a little water into the cornstarch to make a this paste. Add to orange sauce and cook on medium heat till thickened. Spoon over chicken and enjoy!


The Diva on a Diet said...

Sounds like a winner all around - and looks really great too. Gotta love the crockpot for a busy night!

Megan said...

I'm glad you liked the recipe! It was a hit with my family too. Gotta love the crockpot! :)

Kim said...

It looks gorgeous!

OLLIE MCKAY'S ~ A Chic Boutique said...

Yummy! We love our crock pot and use it alot in the winter!! Thanks for sharing the recipes!