4.21.2014

Orange Chicken with Walnuts for Secret Recipe Club

Secret Recipe Club

This past week we were on Spring Vacation and it was glorious. The weather was a little cool for our taste - in fact, it snowed one night. But it sure seemed like the perfect time to break out the slow cooker for our Secret Recipe Club pick, Orange Chicken with Walnuts by Jamie of Our Eating Habits


Secret Recipe Club is a club of food bloggers who make each other's recipes (in secret) and then publish posts about them on the same day, known as Reveal Day (that's today!). When we got Our Eating Habits this month, we were excited because we remember Jamie making our Paprika Chicken and Potatoes back in February and she did such a lovely job.

This chicken recipe has everything you'd want in an "anytime" meal - it's made in a slow cooker so the prep is minimal and there's no standing over the stove, therefore it's super easy, but also it's so very tasty that you'll likely never order Chinese orange chicken for take-out ever again. The walnuts were a great touch, too - adding a nice crunch to the dish. Note: since there's only two of us, we only made four pieces of chicken but kept the remaining ingredients the same so we could have plenty of sauce to drizzle over our rice.



Orange Chicken with Walnuts
recipe from Our Eating Habits

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons corn starch
1 1/2 cups chicken stock
1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
3 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 cup orange marmalade
4 chicken drums and/or thighs
4-6 spring chives, chopped
1/2 cup walnuts
orange segments (optional) 

In a slow cooker, stir together the corn starch, chicken stock, teriyaki sauce, garlic and marmalade. Add the chicken and half of the chives. Cook on high for 4-5 hours. Serve over hot cooked rice and top with the remaining chives, the walnuts, and some orange segments if desired.

Check out other SRC reveal posts below, including this one from Veronica's Cornucopia, who made Amy's mom's flour frosting in some gorgeous spring-y whoopie pies!


7 comments:

Jamie Schroeder said...

So glad you liked it! I will have to get out my slow cooker and make this one again :)

Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books said...

I love orange chicken! =)
Thanks so much for sharing this recipe.

Veronica Miller said...

Omgoodness, this sounds & looks amazing!! Pinning! I had a blast perusing your recipe index to find the perfect recipe for this month. Amy, your Mom's flour frosting was the perfect filling for some springtime-y whoopie pies!! Thank you so much for sharing it!

Debra Eliotseats said...

Saw this yesterday and thought it looked delicious. Great pick!!!

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TeaLady said...

This looks delicious. And from the slow cooker. Perfect!