Easy Orange Chicken

I didn’t want to make Tilapia Curry tonight.  I could write out a myriad of excuses, but you don’t really want to hear them and I’d rather watch the Hawk’s game : )


Instead, I will bottom line you that it’s 85 degrees and I just wasn’t in the mood for curry.  I had an easy back up plan before I even walked in the door…roasted tilapia with mushrooms.  The BOY didn’t really care, so he said, as long as I was making dinner.  I told him that I would make dinner if he emptied the dishwasher and chopped the mushrooms.  Done and Done! 




Next up…finally making the crockpot recipe I had planned to make on Monday.  This looked like a super easy recipe and I had leftover orange spread from my previous go at Crockpot Orange Chicken earlier in the  month.  This recipe looked different enough (no BBQ sauce, more OJ) and used some of the same ingredients.




I had everything done and cleaned up before the 7am puck drop!

Now that’s my kind of cooking!


On a totally different note, does anyone read Lauren Conrad’s blog?

Her Bikini Bootcamp post suggests doing 50 sit ups (with good form) and a 60 second plank every morning and a 60 second side plank on each side at night.  It’s been a REALLY LONG time since I’ve done a Plank Challenge, and so I think I may give it a try.  So far, I’m 50 sit ups and one plank in.




And just in case you were craving Tilapia Curry, here is an authentic looking recipe!

I’ll let you know how my orange chicken turns out after I have it for lunch tomorrow!


Do you ever do exercise challenges?

Have you ever eaten Tilapia Curry?


Easy Orange Chicken

From The Big Book of Slow Cooker Recipes



3 pounds boneless, skinless, chicken breasts, chopped

1 small onion, peeled and diced

1/2 cup orange juice

1 tablespoon orange marmalade

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar (I didn’t have any so I tried rice vinegar?!)

1 tablespoon Worchesershire sauce

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard



Spray crockpot with cooking spray.  Place chopped chicken and onions in the bottom of your crockpot.

Combine all of the other ingredients in a small bowl, whisking until well combined.  Pour orange juice mixture of chicken mixture and stir gently.  Cook on low for 8 hours (or high for 4-6 hours).

14 thoughts on “Easy Orange Chicken

  1. I follow Lauren on twitter but don’t read her blog consistently. I will have to check it out more often. The ab challenge sounds like something I could definitely benefit from…..if I could just get myself to do it!! 🙂

  2. Yummm this Orange Chicken looks good you always have great recipes! I actually JUST started reading Lauren’s Blog and added her to my reader. I like her so far. I wasn’t sure about her at first but she does have some useful information. Good Luck with the AB challenge!

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