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Slow Cooker Orange Chicken

Ingredients 

  • 1 1/2 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts (or thighs) ($2.82)
  • 8 oz. OJ concentrate ($1.34)
  • 1 12 oz. package stir-fry vegetable mix ($.80)
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar ($.05)
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger ($.10)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder ($.05)
  • 1-2 teaspoons corn starch ($.05)
  • Noodles or brown rice ($.40 - $.50)
  • Crushed red pepper, optional

Instructions

  • Cut up the chicken into bite size pieces.
  • In the base of the slow cooker, whisk together the OJ concentrate and the brown sugar, ginger, and garlic powder. Stir in the chicken pieces and vegetables into the sauce.
  • Set the slow cooker on low and cook for 8 hours.
  • Just before serving, whisk in the cornstarch into the sauce. Let sit for 10 minutes with the slow cooker on warm.
  • Prepare noodles and brown rice.
  • Serve Slow Cooker Orange Chicken over the rice or noodles with crushed red pepper.