Slow Cooker Orange Chicken

A delicious and tangy orange chicken that is made right in your slow cooker! This is better than takeout and a meal that the entire family will love!

Slow Cooker Orange Chicken

4 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings 4 people

Description

A delicious and tangy orange chicken that is made right in your slow cooker!  This is better than takeout and a meal that the entire family will love! 


Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Asian American, Chinese

Ingredients

  • 3-4 Boneless Chicken Breasts chopped into small pieces
  • 3 Tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 3/4 cup orange marmalade
  • 3 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • pinch of pepper

Instructions

  1. In a bowl mix the rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, marmalade, brown sugar, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. In a ziplock bag, add the cornstarch and chicken. Shake to coat. Pour vegetable oil in the skillet and brown the sides of the covered chicken. The chicken doesn't need to be fully cooked since it is going in the crockpot.
  3. After the chicken is done cooking, pour the pieces into the crockpot. Then cover the chicken with the sauce mixture and give the pot a stir.
  4. Cook on low 4-5 hours or high 2-3 hours.

Nutrition Facts

Serves: 4

Calories421kcal (21%)Carbohydrates55g (18%)Protein19g (38%)Fat15g (23%)Saturated Fat8g (40%)Cholesterol54mg (18%)Sodium884mg (37%)Potassium240mg (7%)Fiber1g (4%)Sugar45g (50%)Vitamin A108IU (2%)Vitamin C3mg (4%)Calcium40mg (4%)Iron1mg (6%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. 5 stars
    I made this recipe several times and it’s delicious – always turns out perfectly. The only thing I do differently is add a little chicken broth to increase the amount of sauce and cut the sweetness a little.

  2. 3 stars
    I made the recipe exactly as written and cooked on Low for 4 hours, and it was way too dark and caramelized. It had an almost bitter taste to it. The chicken was tough and overcooked. This may be a good recipe, but make sure to keep an eye on it.

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