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    This sweet and spicy chicken recipe gets delicate, nice flavor from the sweet clementines, rosemary, onions and five-spice powder. This dish is marvelous for entertaining, but you could also make it for a casual weeknight dinner. It is so easy to make and it tastes and looks amazing.

    I know I will be making this again, it was so good.

    Sweet and Spicy Chicken Recipe

    What you will need

    2/3 cups fresh orange juice (from 2 large oranges)

    1/3 cup orange marmalade

    3/4 cups white wine

    1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped

    1 medium red onion, sliced

    1 tsp rosemary

    1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

    3 lbs boneless chicken breasts

    2 tsp five spice powder

    Celtic sea salt and black pepper, to taste

    7 clementines

    1 1/2 Tbsp arrowroot starch

    pomegranate arils or sliced green onions, optional

    Preparation

    Cut the onions, juice the oranges.

    sweet and spicy chicken

    sweet and spicy chicken

    Combine the first seven ingredients in a slow cooker.

    Cut the chicken breasts in slices, and season with five spice powder, salt, and pepper.

    I know, raw chicken looks gross… But trust me, after it’s cooked, it will become an awesome deliciousness for supper. 🙂

    sweet and spicy chicken

    Place chicken slices in the slow cooker and stir the chicken a little bit so it is covered with the sauce and onions.

    sweet and spicy chicken

    Aren’t these clementines just wonderful! Nature’s candy. I love their citrus smell and honey-like sweet flavor. I just want to reach out and grab some straight from the screen.

    Top chicken with clementines, cover and cook at LOW for 4 hours.

    sweet and spicy chicken

    Remove chicken and onions from slow cooker. Pour liquid in a medium saucepan, reserving about 1/4 cup. Mix reserved liquid with 1 1/2 Tbsp arrowroot starch, until smooth. Return to the orange mixture in the saucepan and bring to a boil. Boil, stirring constantly,  1 minute or until sauce thickens.

    sweet and spicy chicken

    Serve sauce over chicken, sprinkle with pomegranate arils or green onions, if desired. I like to serve the chicken over organic brown rice. Adjust seasonings if necessary. I usually season again with freshly ground black pepper and sea salt, just because I love well-seasoned meals and I believe it brings out all the flavor. 🙂

    Hope you enjoy this festive sweet spicy chicken!

    sweet and spicy chicken

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    Sweet and Spicy Chicken (Slow Cooker)

    This sweet and spicy chicken recipe gets delicate, complex flavor from tangy clementines, rosemary, onions and five-spicy powder.
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 4 hours
    Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
    Servings 8
    Calories 404kcal

    INGREDIENTS

    INSTRUCTIONS

    • Combine the first six ingredients in a slow cooker.
    • Cut the chicken breasts in slices, and season with five spice powder, salt and pepper.
    • Place chicken slices in the slow cooker and stir the chicken a little bit so it is covered with the sauce and onions. Top with clementines, cover and cook at LOW for 4 hours.
    • Remove chicken and onions from slow cooker. Pour liquid in a medium saucepan, reserving about 1/4 cup. Mix reserved liquid with 1 1/2 Tbsp arrowroot starch, until smooth. Return to the orange mixture in the saucepan and bring to a boil. Boil, stirring constantly, 1 minute or until sauce thickens.
    • Serve sauce over chicken, sprinkle with pomegranates or green onions, if desired.

    NUTRITION

    Calories: 404kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 120mg | Potassium: 605mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 230IU | Vitamin C: 44.8mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 1.9mg
    Course Main Course
    Cuisine American
    Keyword Easy Dinner, Gluten Free, Paleo, Slow Cooker, Whole30
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    Comments

    Ana María de js. Rodríguez Meléndez

    La probaré para ver qué tal

    Veena Azmanov

    5 stars
    This is perfect and I love the combination of Wine, orange and all the superb spices. I can imagine the tangy flavor in it.

    MARISA

    5 stars
    I love that you can just add everything to the slow cooker to make this dish! Such great flavors!

    lola@cheflolaskitchen

    5 stars
    Just made this for the office colleges dinner I hosted, honestly everyone loved it due to the spicy and sweet combo! Thanks for this piece of deliciousness Neli.

    Karen @ Seasonal Cravings

    5 stars
    I love the combo of five spice powder and oranges. This looks like an easy weeknight dish my family would love! Full of spice and comfort!

    Veena Azmanov

    5 stars
    This looks yummy, tasty and delicious. Love the spice and flavors used. Soup is always a warm welcome. This is healthy too.

    Lisa Huff

    5 stars
    What a great combo of flavors! Would never have thought of adding the five spice!

    Sonia

    This looks and sounds super delicious and easy to make! Add the ingredients in my grocery shopping list.. can’t wait to try it

    Amy | The Cook Report

    5 stars
    Ooo this looks like an easy and delicious dinner!

    Lizzie

    5 stars
    Ooh, I love the idea of using clementines with chicken! Why do you use arrowroot rather than cornstarch out of interest?

      Neli | Delicious Meets Healthy

      Cornstarch has gluten in it. If you are trying to cook gluten-free you could use arrowroot starch instead.

    Liz

    5 stars
    I’ve been loving slow cooker recipes lately! It makes dinner time so much easier! Thanks for sharing this chicken idea!

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