Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Orange Chicken with Sweet Potatoes

Ok, so this is all about simplifying life right? Well, this crock-pot recipe took 4 of us to make! But is so good, I am passing it along anyway:

3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced
3 T flour; 1 can condensed cream of chicken soup; 3/4 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
1 t brown sugar; 1 t grated orange peel; 1 small can sliced mushrooms

Place sweet potatoes in crock pot. Mix remaing ingredients, pour over potatoes. Cook on low for 4-5 hours. (Depends on how thick those slices are!)

4 boneless skinless chicken breast, sliced into strips (or use those handy chicken tenders!)
2/3 cup flour;1 t salt; 1 t onion powder; 1 t ground nutmeg; 1 t ground cinnamon; 1 t pepper

Mix flour and spices in a plastic bag. Shake chicken in bag. Pan fry in 2 T butter about 5 mins each side, until done. Or if you prefer to melt the butter in a cookie sheet, place floured chicken on the hot butter and then bake the chicken at 350 for about 15-20 mins do that!

Serve with rice, sweet potatoes and chicken on top, cover with sauce from crock pot! Yum!

The original recipe had the chicken in the crock pot, but the crispy coating turned mushy, so I don't recommend that! Next time, I will bake the chicken separately. But this was not "set it and forget it dish." Daddy mixed the spices, Anna peeled potatoes and made sauce, Bill zested an orange and I browned the chicken. Smart Lee Allison avoided the kitchen while this was going on....How is that for a production, just for one dinner!

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