Owed to the NDP – Orange Chicken

20 09 2011

Yesterday was the first day back from a summer recess in Ottawa. All the politicians had new pencils, new books, and a new shuffled leader of the opposition to contend with. Last night, to commemorate this new leadership, we paid a hommage to the late Jack Layton by making Orange Chicken. In fact, as you will see from the images, our ENTIRE dinner was orange. Ken and I will have xray vision with all the orange we ate yesterday.

This recipe is a set up and neglect recipe, which is great when things are uber busy. Most orange chicken you get is full of sugary sauce, but using a sugar free marmalade cuts the GI substantially while still giving you a huge amount of flavour.

Orange Chicken

2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (mine were around 22oz)
1 jar (310ml) of Smucker sf marmalade
1 orange
4 tbsp chicken stock
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper
1 tsp curry powder

Optional: baby carrots
Optional: sesame seeds

Crack out, and dust off the ole crock pot. Assemble ingredients the night before. I mix everything together and just have it right there for the dumping to begin when I roll out of bed the next morning. I have had TOO many morning mishaps to know I will forget something unless it is sitting out.

Dump the jar of marmalade into the crock pot, add the spices, a juice from one orange, and the chicken stock. Stir and nestle the chicken breasts, meaty side down. Crank on low for 7 to 8 hours, flipping the breasts once, if you can.

Carve up the chicken, adding some of the sauce to coat. Serve with the carrots, and I added some shredded carrot and raisin salad on the side, to round out our orange meal.

Nuts on this are pretty darn good, and keep in mind, this quote is high given you arent using every last drop of sauce at every serving. I think I must have poured most of the liquid down the drain last night.
Serving is based on 3 ounces of chicken
Calories 163, Carbs 15g, Fat 2g, Protein 25g, zero fibre and 1g sugar

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