Make marinage/sauce by mixing all ingredients together.
Put chicken pieces in zip lock bag. Pour enough marinade into bag to cover chicken. It's best to marinade 8 hours or overnight. If necessary can reduce this time, or skip it entirely - meal will still be good. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade/sauce.
Drain and discard marinade from chicken. Place chicken, onion and water chestnuts in a slow cooker; add reserve marinade/sauce. Can substitue 1 cup Jicama for the can of sliced Water Chestnuts. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours. If your schedule requires, you can slow cook for 6 or 7 hours - the chicken will be a little dry but the sauce helps this. For a one dish meal, add optional vegetables about 1 hour before the end of the cook time.
Remove meat and vegetables to a serving platter; keep warm.
Skim fat from cooking juices and discard. Transfer remaining sauce to a glass bowl; heat in microwave till boiling. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into sauce. Thicken by heating in microwave for several 1 minute intervals, stirring between each interval until thickened.
To serve, pour thickened sauce over chicken, vegetables and rice. Top with orange pieces.
Marinade/sauce starts out tasting like a sweet and sour sauce, but during cooking, chicken juices lightens the taste. We frequently substitute Jicama (also known a Yambean) for water chestnuts in recipes. Like water chestnuts, Jicama stays crunchy even after hours of cooking, it also fries up well in stir-fry.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (950g)|
|Recipe Makes: 4 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 472 (36%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 52.5g||70 %|
|Saturated Fat 14.7g||74 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 21.8g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 11.4g|
|Cholesterol 252mg||78 %|
|Sodium 1195.3mg||41 %|
|Potassium 1258.8mg||33 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 137.1g||40 %|
|Dietary Fiber 7g||28 %|
|Sugars, other 130.1g|
|Protein 73.3g||105 %|
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Calories per serving: 1322
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