I can't recommend this recipe as it is written. I've made it three times - also seduced by the idea of the ingredients. This time I made several changes (improvements IMHO). I used one onion and cut it in 6 pieces, cut the potatoes in 1/2. cut the squash into ~2inch pieces. I added 1Tbsp each Herbs de Provence and Orange peel and the 3/4 tsp salt, pepper, and 10 cloves garlic. I used only 1 cup broth and omitted the orange juice as it is too watery with it (perhaps I'll try using concentrate another time). Tossed everything, placed the veggies and broth on the bottom, the chicken (skin on) on the top and cooked on low for 8 hrs. I know....it's not the same recipe. But it was tasty and if you're searching for a recipe with these ingredients, I can recommend it.
Slow-Cooker Orange Chicken with Potatoes
ftcollinsco Posted: 04/06/09
pluma6e Posted: 01/22/09
Puts the "BLAh" in BLAnd.
cheedabeeda Posted: 07/13/09
This recipe is terrible. It is bland and I even added more seasoning than the recipe called for. It just didn't taste anything like I thought it would. Don't waste your time or money.
TanyaP Posted: 09/28/09
Made a few modifications - used boneless skinless thighs, only 1 onion, a mix of white and red baby potatoes, a whole package of peeled and cut butternut squash. This was a hit with the whole family, perhaps because it is a bit on the bland side. You taste the garlic, and the orange, and the thyme but they are not assertive. Any time everyone in the family says they would eat a dish again, it's a keeper. This one is a keeper. The kids liked it, period. The adults thought it was good winter food. It's the kind of dish I would cook when someone was feeling a bit under the weather and was looking for something that would not bother their stomach.
newcook26 Posted: 11/22/09
I really liked the way this turned out. Pretty flavorful and super easy. The squash was my favorite!
katewichy Posted: 11/01/09
I thought this recipe was good! A quick and easy meal for a weeknight! It smelled delicious in the crockpot, and tasted good. I used chicken breasts, and 1/4 chopped onion, and 2 garlic cloves. I omitted the potatoes, but I thought it was fine with the butternut squash and orange.
kimgomez Posted: 03/01/11
I didn't have chicken so I substituted Pork tenderloin, and it turned out great! The butternut squash had a bitter flavor from the oranges, so next time I would just include the broth, onions, garlic and seasoning and roast the squash. Or leave out the orange peel. Overall, the meat was a hit and even the kids liked it (6 yrs and under). I'll definitely try it again.
78jessica Posted: 11/14/11
This was awful. The squash turned to mush, the bitter orange rind overpowered every other flavor. No one liked it, even my baby who eats anything! We ended up throwing it out!
brognes Posted: 11/09/12
I didn't have 3 hours but really wanted to make the dish. So I boiled and slighty mashed multi-colored potatoes (otherwise the dish would have been so ugly), cut and sauteed boneless skinless thighs with pressed garlic and chopped onion, and roasted the butternut squash. Then I threw everything into a dutch oven with the other ingredients (sans the orange peel) and let it simmer for 30 minutes or so. Served with quinoa and green beans. It was very tasty and satisfying. Great with a nice red wine.
SLH1078 Posted: 11/01/13
Some reviewers complained that it was very bland/bitter. I think the bitter comes from orange peel that has been given a wax coating. Use an organic orange to avoid this. As far as bland, adding 2 tsp. of coriander plus another 1/2 tsp. pepper solved that problem nicely. If you really wanted heat, you could probably add cayenne pepper as well.
jessibean73 Posted: 06/01/14
It was very bland. I think it has some potential with some doctoring, but after making it it's not really my families style dish.