Slow Cooker Orange Chicken


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This slow cooker orange chicken is the easy weeknight dinner of my dreams. Juicy, tender and oh so flavorful, I am super excited to make it again–is that wrong? Surely not.

Slow Cooker Orange Chicken and rice on a red plate with black chopsticks on it

When I know that I’ve got slow cooker orange chicken waiting for me in the crock pot at home, it makes my drive home faster and just go by like a breeze.

So good that I have a hard time waiting until my rice is ready–so I make it the day before and just warm it up in the microwave. Ha!

If you’re ready to have a mouthwatering slow cooker experience, let’s get cookin’!

Slow Cooker Orange Chicken and rice on a red plate with black chopsticks on it

What You Need to Make Slow Cooker Orange Chicken

One of the best things about slow cooker orange chicken is that it’s basically a dump-and-run recipe. I love it. Seriously, check out this easy ingredient list.

Here’s what you need:

  • 2 chicken breast, skinned and cubed
  • 1 tsp sesame oil or stir fry oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 cup water
cubed chicken breasts, sesame oil, soy sauce, cornstarch, water, orange juice, brown sugar in glass or white bowls on a white background

How to Make Slow Cooker Orange Chicken

Step 1

Coat the bottom of your slow cooker with the sesame oil and add the chicken, brown sugar and water then stir to combine.

using a spoon to put raw cubed chicken in a slow cooker

Step 2

Add the corn starch and mix.

adding cornstarch to chicken mixture in the slow cooker

Step 3

Add the water, soy sauce and orange juice over the top and stir.

adding soy sauce to chicken mixture in the slow cooker

Step 4

Then cover and set the slow cooker to high for 4 hours or low for 6 hours.

orange chicken in a slow cooker

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If you love this easy chicken recipe, but you’re not quite ready to bust out your cutting board, just pin this to your favorite easy salad ideas board on Pinterest so you can find it quick later!

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Yield: 6 Servings Orange Chicken

Slow Cooker Orange Chicken

Slow Cooker Orange Chicken

This slow cooker orange chicken is the easy weeknight dinner of my dreams. Juicy, tender and oh so flavorful, I am super excited to make it again--is that wrong? Surely not.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breast, skinned and cubed
  • 1 tsp sesame oil or stir fry oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  1. Coat the bottom of your slow cooker with the sesame oil and add the chicken, brown sugar and water then stir to combine.
  2. Add the corn starch and mix.
  3. Add the water, soy sauce and pour the orange juice over the top and stir. Then cover and set the slow cooker to high for 4 hours or low for 6 hours.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 213Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 720mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 19g

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