Slow Cooker Orange Cranberry Chicken

4 servings
25 min

Orange Cranberry chicken is slow-cooked to perfection for a delicious and healthy chicken dinner. It’s easy to prepare with less than 10 ingredients and can be made in a pressure cooker too. It's made with fresh and wholesome ingredients. It tastes great with a side of mashed potatoes or brown rice. This is a great recipe to use up leftovers. So be sure to make extra for lunch during the week.

Slow cooker cranberry chicken is a delicious easy dinner

Serve slow cooker cranberry orange chicken with mashed potatoes or rice.

SLow Cooker Cranberry Orange Chicken is made with fresh ingredients.

Slow Cooker Orange Cranberry Chicken

Recipe details

  • 4  servings
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes Cook time: 5 Minutes Total time: 25 min
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Ingredients

Cranberry Orange Chicken Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 pound of boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs  or a combination of both
  • 1 clove of garlic that has been crushed
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
  • 1 ½ cups cranberries  that have been coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup of chopped fresh orange or clementine
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon tamari sauce
  • ¼ cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon whole wheat flour mixed with 1 tablespoon water

Instructions

Recipe Instructions

Prepare the ingredients: chop the cranberries and oranges, squeeze the orange juice, crush the garlic, grate the ginger
SLOW COOKER METHOD
Brown the chicken -  if your slow cooker has a browning feature, this can be done in in the cooker. Otherwise, brown the chicken in a skillet on top of the stove in a skillet
Place the  browned chicken pieces in a slow cooker
Top the chicken with the remaining ingredients
Cook the cranberry chicken in slow cooker for 5 hours on low heat
Thicken the sauce - make a slurry of 1 teaspoon whole wheat flour mixed with 1 tablespoon water gradually add the slurry to the cranberry chicken until the sauce becomes thick
PRESSURE COOKER INSTRUCTIONS
Set the pressure cooker to saute and add the oil and the chicken breasts cook until they begin to turn brown.
Turn the heat off and top the chicken pieces with the remaining ingredients
Place the cover on the pressure cooker and set it to high and cook for 8 minutes
Slow release the pressure and carefully remove the lid
Thicken the sauce - make a slurry of 1 teaspoon whole wheat flour mixed with 1 tablespoon water gradually add the slurry to the cranberry chicken until the sauce becomes thick

Tips

  • For a gluten-free version, make a slurry of arrowroot and water. Mix together 1 teaspoon of arrowroot with 2 teaspoons of water. Add the mixture at the very end of the cooking process to thicken the sauce.

Anne
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