Thursday night rush

After this soccer season I was looking forward to having my evenings back again. {But as you are aware, when we look forward to things going as planned, it rarely does.} I love soccer as much as the next mom, but I’ve been feeling terrible about how much time Sylvi spends sitting, waiting for Liam to finish his awesome activities. She has spent so much of her life on the sidelines, simply because she’s the little sister. Thankfully, she is finally old enough to take ballet classes! I could hardly wait to sign her up this Fall only to realize soccer was on the same night and since I’m involved, it wouldn’t work.

Instead, we have had almost a month long break and this coming week, ballet begins! It’s only one night a week and only a half hour class, but it’s still right during the supper rush. So I’m back to employing the crock pot to have supper ready for me when we pirouette through the door!


I live an hour away from the Smucker store and cafe. Which means that I am able to get my hands on a lot of nifty products… I came across the Orchard’s Finest Orange Marmalade¬†when I was making the Pioneer Woman’s sweet rolls. I live in Ohio. Citrus is something we don’t come by easily, so I appreciate when a local company can make something amazing. Marmalade chicken is fantastic to toss in the crock pot before running out for afternoon errands, knowing that you’ll have a fully cooked supper ready to roll when you return. Bonus points if you have a rice cooker!


Marmalade Soy Chicken

  • 2 pounds chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce {or if you’re in my position and need a gluten free option, use Braggs Liquid Aminos!}
  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 2 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 cups cooked Basmati rice

Place the chicken in the bottom of the crock pot and season with ground pepper. Mix together the remaining ingredients (except the rice) and pour over the chicken. Cook on low for 4-5 hours. Remove the chicken from the crock pot and shred it up. That’s right. Shred it, don’t chop it. Then return it to the crock pot and mix with the sauce. Serve over cooked rice… broccoli or green beans are a fantastic side!

This recipe does reheat well and can even be prepped in advance and frozen.

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