I’ve gone and done it now! I’ve somehow managed to convince my 14 year old that AIP is awesome! How you ask? Orange chicken. It’s one of those binge worthy teenage foods and I’m glad I made a triple batch of this because this kid went back for 4 helpings, and then licked his bowl!
I was using my pressure cooker for another dish so, I whipped out my trusty old slow cooker for this one. Next time, I will try this with my pressure cooker. Either way, this is a one dish wonderful success!
I paired this with cauliflower fried rice, stir fry veggies and a mixed green salad with mandarin oranges and an orange balsamic dressing. The entire family was in a happy food coma.
A popular family favorite, teenagers and toddlers alike won't say not to.
- 3 lbs boneless chicken, chopped in small bite sizes you could use white or dark meat, I used boneless skinless breasts because that's what I had on hand.
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1/2 cup pineapple juice
- 3 tbsp arrowroot powder
- 2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp pepper, optional this is an early stage one reintroduction
- 3-4 stalks green onions, chopped for garnish
Let chopped chicken marinate in citrus juice for at least 30 minutes. The longer the better.
Strain the marinade into a bowl (you will be adding this to your crock pot later). Set your crock pot to high, once warm/hot add your chicken and sprinkle on your arrowroot powder, mix thoroughly.
Add salt (and optional pepper, if you've successfully reintroduced), strained marinade and your honey citrus glaze, stir and let cook on high for 2 hours.
When serving, garnish with green onions.