Sweet and Spicy Chicken (Slow Cooker)

sweet and spicy chicken

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

Sweet and Spicy Chicken (Slow Cooker)
 
Ingredients
  • ¾ cups white wine
  • ⅔ cups fresh orange juice (from 2 large oranges)
  • ⅓ cup orange marmalade
  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 medium red onion, sliced
  • 1 tsp rosemary
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 3 lbs boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 tsp five spice powder
  • Celtic sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 7 clementines
  • 1½ Tbsp arrowroot starch
  • pomegranate arils or sliced green onions, optional
Instructions
  1. Combine the first six ingredients in a slow cooker.
  2. Cut the chicken breasts in slices, and season with five spice powder, salt and pepper.
  3. 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.
  4. Remove chicken and onions from slow cooker. Pour liquid in a medium saucepan, reserving about ¼ cup. Mix reserved liquid with 1½ 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.
  5. Serve sauce over chicken, sprinkle with pomegranates or green onions, if desired.

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