Monday, March 4, 2013

Sweet Clementine Chicken

Who loves her slow cooker?

Meeeee!! Hopefully you do too, because yesterday while my boyfriend was busy being sick and lazy, I created a new slow cooker recipe...

Sweet Clementine Chicken! 

Eric and I love clementines so much that we buy a whole box and pretend like we can eat them all before they go bad. Most of the time we actually succeed. Clementines for breakfast, clementines for afternoon snack, clementines (and Nutella) for dessert...that's how we roll.

Yesterday I thought - Why not clementines for dinner? With chicken? In the slow cooker?

Feel free to use oranges instead of clementines - also I bet adding some zest would be fantastic. Unfortunately, my cheese grater didn't work too well as a zester on these clementines.


  • 3-4 chicken breasts or 6-8 chicken breast tenderloins (I used frozen chicken because it's the bomb.)
  • 1 cup honey
  • juice of 3 clementines
  • 21/2 Tablespoons soy sauce (I used low-sodium.)
  • 1/2 Tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha (Use more if you'd like it spicy!) 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 1 head of broccoli (or more) - chopped into florets
  • sesame seeds (optional)
  1. Combine honey, clementine juice, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, Sriracha, salt, and pepper in a medium-sized bowl. Test to see if you're OK with it's sweetness, spiciness, etc. 
  2. Spray bottom of slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Place chicken in slow cooker. 
  3. Pour sauce over chicken. Sprinkle sesame seeds over the top, if interested. I was interested. 
  4. Cook on high for 3-4 hours, or on low for 7-8. If you're using frozen chicken, you MUST cook on high. I checked my chicken after about 21/2 hours on high and it was done, but I'm pretty sure my slow cooker is freakishly fast. 
  5. Once your chicken is done cooking, reach in there with 2 forks to shred or cut the chicken into bite-size chunks. Then, add broccoli and cook on low for about 20-30 minutes. Just enough time to make some coconut rice! Enjoy!

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