Today i decided that I’d start a new *installation* of sorts. I always am on Pinterest trolling for new recipes…And I think to myself…Is this really good? I know so many food bloggers are experts of photography–they’re super talented in taking pictures of food. Their photos are beautiful, mouth watering, amazing looking food. First I think, I want to learn this technique (I love learning new things about photography) but then (and most importantly) what I want to know is, is it good? Wouldn’t it be cool to visit a blog that tells you just that?
Then it hit me.
I should do it.
So, today I will be talking about a recipe for orange chicken that I found through The Frugal Girl’s website.
Crockpot Orange Chicken by The Frugal Girls
I used what I had on hand for BBQ sauce (frugal girls goes for the Sweet Baby Ray’s which is very good). I actually have two bottles of BBQ sauce and two jars of orange marmalade. Weird.
First I cooked the chicken on low for six hours:
Drain the fats/grease from the bottom of the slow cooker (I used a baster to do this).
I shredded the chicken (this was personal preference for me, I just wanted it shredded).
Add the BBQ sauce, soy sauce, and the marmalade:
Mix it up!
Cook it for an additional 30 minutes (this will also allow you to cook your rice).
So the best question is, did this recipe get a two thumbs up from the husband (aka pickiest eater I know)? The answer is no. His response was “it’s ok.” Really? Don’t get me wrong I’m all up for opinions but when you are sitting there doing a bunch of work for dinner, smelling it, enjoying it, etc…That’s not the answer you want.
Now, did I like it? I thought that this was quite the clever way to cook chicken (didn’t use anything like cooking spray in the crock pot and yet the chicken didn’t stick…I guess that’s a side note! ha), the orange did give a nice sweet orange flavor. I thought that it all tasted good, my husband often times compares any orange chicken to the orange chicken at Panda Express, and if its not exactly the same, it’s a no. I will say I did screw up the rice…It didn’t turn out well oddly and it didn’t have a great taste/texture…So that probably adds into things.
Sound good? Try the recipe here at TheFrugalGirls.com.