Slow Cooked Orange Chipotle Chicken



Slow Cooked Orange Chipotle Chicken

Ingredients :
1/2 cup thawed orange juice concentrate
1/4 cup barbecue sauce
1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
1/4 cup chopped red onion
4 teaspoons cornstarch
3 tablespoons cold water
Grated orange zest

How To Make :
Place first five ingredients in a blender; cover and process until blended.
Place chicken and onion in a 3-qt. slow cooker; top with juice mixture. Cook, covered, on low until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads at least 165°, 4-5 hours.
Remove chicken from slow cooker; keep warm. Transfer cooking juices to a saucepan; bring to a boil. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and water until smooth; gradually stir into juices. Return to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir until thickened, 1-2 minutes. Spoon over chicken; top with orange zest.

Test Kitchen tips :
Some meat can go all day long in the slow cooker and only get more tender and delicious; chicken breast is not one of them. Stick to the 4-5 hour cook time on this or the chicken will become dry.
Chipotle peppers are spicy, so you don't need much to add smoky heat. Freeze leftovers as individual peppers in ice cube trays, then store in a zip-top bag.


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