Feb 02

Slow Cooker Cha Cha Chicken


I gave one of my most popular recipes a few upgrades! Replace the flour with cornstarch to make a gluten free version.

1 cup all purpose flour
½ teaspoon kosher salt
1 large package boneless skinless chicken thighs (approx 1.75lbs)
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 cup barbecue sauce (Trader Joe’s Kansas City Style BBQ Sauce recommended)

Juice of one orange

1/4 cup 100% apple juice or apple cider

½  red onion, sliced

1 green or red bell pepper, sliced

¼  teaspoon black pepper

Place flour and salt in a large resealable back. Add chicken and toss to coat. Heat oil in a skillet or slow cooker with a browning function. Shake excess flour from chicken and (in 2 batches) brown on both sides (it takes about 2 to 3 minutes per side).  

In slow cooker combine browned chicken, BBQ sauce, orange juice, apple juice, onion, bell pepper; stir to combine. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours or HIGH for 4 hours. Shred meat with a fork before serving. 

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