I recently saw a Facebook post by a friend about a crockpot recipe for orange chicken. It was one of the those really easy recipes, with just a few ingredients but promising a great meal with no effort whatsoever.
I love those kind of recipes. They make my day.
So I decided to try my own version. I didn’t have the orange marmalade that the recipe called for, but I had apricot/pineapple jam – so that was used instead.
Here’s how it went down:
4 large chicken breasts
1 jar of Smucker’s apricot/pineapple jam
1 bottle of Kraft BBQ sauce
That’s it – just three ingredients. I layered two of the large chicken breasts in the bottom of the crockpot, and put ½ of the jam and BBQ sauce over the top. Next, layered the last two chicken breasts, and covered them with the remaining jam and BBQ sauce. Then turned on the crockpot and walked away.
Easiest crockpot Hawaiian chicken ever!
Eight hours later, I turned off the crockpot and then walked away again – for about an hour this time, to let the chicken cool just a bit. Then I took two forks and shredded the chicken, leaving it in the crockpot for awhile longer to allow the juices to soak in even further, keeping the chicken very juicy and moist.Easiest Hawaiian Crockpot Chicken ever! Click To Tweet
There was a lot of juice, and I thought at first that there would be too much liquid. But as the chicken cooled a little I realized that there was just the right amount to allow the mixture to be poured over rice. And that’s exactly what I did. I had steamed brown rice that morning, so poured some of the chicken mixture over the rice. It was awesome!
Easily the easiest and best Hawaiian chicken I’ve ever made. The pineapple in the jam gave it a sweet taste that was just right. Next time I will have to try it with the orange marmalade. 🙂
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