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orange chicken in the slow cooker with a wooden spoon.
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Slow Cooker Orange Chicken

Slow cooker orange chicken is the easiest lunch or dinner. Serve with white fluffy rice and you have a restaurant-quality meal that's way better than take-out!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 364kcal


  • Slow Cooker


  • 1 lb chicken breast sliced into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup sweet orange marmalade
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp red crushed pepper or to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp oil


  • In a large bowl, mix the orange marmalade, soy sauce, ginger garlic paste, rice vinegar, sesame oil, honey, and red crushed pepper. Mix well.
  • Season the chicken with salt, pepper, granulated garlic, and chili powder. Coat the seasoned chicken with the cornstarch.
  • Add the oil to the slow cooker along with the chicken and orange soy mixture. Mix well and cook on high for 2 hours, covered. You can cook it on low for 4 hours instead.
  • Once the cooking time is up, open the slow cooker and stir the chicken. The sauce should be thick and the chicken should be fully cooked through. Garnish with scallions and sesame seeds if desired, and enjoy!


  • Cook on high for 2 hours or on low for 4 hours. 
  • The chicken should reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. 


Calories: 364kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 708mg | Potassium: 479mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 245IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg