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This sweet and tangy slow cooker orange chicken recipe is a quick prep dinner that your family will love! This easy crock pot orange chicken is refined sugar-free and can easily be made gluten-free.
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Slow Cooker Orange Chicken

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This sweet and tangy slow cooker orange chicken recipe is a quick prep dinner that your family will love! This easy crock pot orange chicken is refined sugar-free and can easily be made gluten-free.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 309kcal

Ingredients

  • ½ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce or tamari for gluten-free
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • pinch of crushed red pepper flakes optional, more or less to taste
  • 1 ½ pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ¼ cup water
  • cooked brown or white rice for serving
  • chopped green onions for serving

Instructions

  • In a liquid measuring cup or medium bowl, whisk together the orange juice, water, honey, soy sauce, rice vinegar, garlic, ground ginger, and red pepper flakes (if using).
  • Place chicken in bottom of slow cooker. (I use and recommend this 5 quart slow cooker.) Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Pour sauce over chicken.
  • Cover and cook on high setting for 2 ½-3 hours or low setting for 4-5 hours, until chicken is cooked through.
  • Remove chicken to a cutting board, and let cool slightly. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and ¼ cup water. Pour into the sauce in the slow cooker and stir until well combined.
  • Cut the chicken into bite-size pieces and return it to the slow cooker. Cover and cook on high until sauce is thickened. This can take anywhere from 10-30 minutes, depending on if your slow cooker was previously on high or low.
  • Serve chicken and sauce over cooked brown or white rice. Garnish with chopped green onions, if desired.

Notes

Nutrition information does not include your choice of brown or white rice. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1/4 of recipe | Calories: 309kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 124mg | Sodium: 509mg | Sugar: 21g
Nutrition information is only an estimate.
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