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What’s better than Chinese takeout? A healthier version that you can make at home that requires minimal effort! This Slow Cooker Orange Chicken is easy and delicious! The chicken practically melts in your mouth, and the orange sauce tastes fresh and vibrant.

This dish can also be served a number of ways. My favorite way to serve it is with rice and sauteed green beans. You can use leftovers as a filling in a sandwich or a wrap, or even on top of a salad.

 

Slow Cooker Orange Chicken

 

What You’ll Need

Equipment

  • Slow cooker
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Two forks
  • Spoon

 

Ingredients

  • Boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Low sugar orange marmalade
  • Soy sauce
  • Tomato paste
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Corn starch, if you need to thicken the sauce at the end
  • Green onion and sesame seeds, to garnish (optional)

 

Slow Cooker Orange Chicken

 

How To Make This Slow Cooker Orange Chicken

Place the chicken, orange marmalade, orange juice, soy sauce, tomato paste, garlic, and ginger in your crockpot. Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 5-6 hours. At that time, remove the chicken from the slow cooker and shred with two forks. Return the chicken to the slow cooker. Stir until combined and let it hang out for a bit so it can absorb the sauce. Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds if desired and serve.

Depending on how juicy your chicken is and how much liquid it gives off as it cooks, you might want to stir in a bit of corn starch to thicken the sauce up a bit. This is totally optional, and depends on your preference. Alternatively, you could leave it as is and serve the chicken with a slotted spoon to allow some of the excess liquid to drain off.

 

Serving Suggestions

My favorite way to serve this Slow Cooker Orange Chicken is with rice and sauteed green beans. You can also serve it as a filling in a sandwich or a wrap, or even as a topping on salad greens!

 

Storing And Freezing Instructions

This Slow Cooker Orange Chicken can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week. It can be reheated in the microwave, stovetop, or oven.

Additionally, it can also be frozen and reheated. I would suggest letting it thaw in your refrigerator overnight. Then, heat it up on your stove or in your oven.

When reheating in your oven, place your baking dish in a cold oven and allow it to come up to 350 degrees. By the time the oven reaches 350 degrees, it should be heated through without drying it out.

 

Slow Cooker Orange Chicken

 

Nutritional Information

This Slow Cooker Orange Chicken makes eight servings at 1/2 cup each. Each serving comes out to 209 calories, 5 WW Green SmartPoints®, 2 WW Blue SmartPoints®, and 2 WW Purple SmartPoints®.

 

More Slow Cooker Dishes

Are you looking for more slow cooker dishes? Be sure to check out my Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef, Slow Cooker Hawaiian Barbecue ChickenSlow Cooker Creamy Chicken Enchilada Soup, Slow Cooker Mediterranean Chicken Soup, Slow Cooker Mississippi Chicken, and Slow Cooker Creamy Italian Chicken!

If you make this recipe, please let me know! Leave a comment below, or post a picture and tag me on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, or Twitter with @cookingwithfudge or #cookingwithfudge.

Slow Cooker Orange Chicken

Slow Cooker Orange Chicken

What's better than Chinese takeout? A healthier version that you can make at home that requires minimal effort! This Slow Cooker Orange Chicken is easy and delicious! The chicken practically melts in your mouth, and the orange sauce tastes fresh and vibrant.
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Servings: 8 servings

Equipment

  • Slow cooker
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Two forks
  • Spoon

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup low sugar orange marmalade
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1- inch section of ginger minced
  • 1/8 cup corn starch
  • green onion and sesame seeds to garnish (optional)

Instructions

  • Place the chicken, orange marmalade, orange juice, soy sauce, tomato paste, garlic, and ginger in a crockpot.
  • Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 5-6 hours.
  • At that time, remove the chicken from the slow cooker and shred with two forks.
  • Return the chicken to the slow cooker.
  • Stir until combined and let it hang out for a bit so it can absorb the sauce.
  • If the sauce is too watery, stir in the corn starch to thicken it up a bit.
  • Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds if desired and serve.

Notes

This Slow Cooker Orange Chicken makes eight servings at 1/2 cup each. Each serving comes out to 209 calories, 5 WW Green SmartPoints®, 2 WW Blue SmartPoints®, and 2 WW Purple SmartPoints®.
Recipe URL: https://cookingwithfudge.com/slow-cooker-orange-chicken/

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 564mg | Potassium: 534mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 139IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    You captured this slow cooker orange chicken so well. I am sold! I will get my ingredients ready for the weekend prep.

  2. 5 stars
    This looks outstanding! I love orange chicken and it’s going to be perfect for this weekend. I love your use of orange marmalade. That’s definitely going to make the flavor more intense. Great idea!

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