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Slow Cooker Orange Chicken

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
3 hrs
Total Time
3 hrs 10 mins
 
This easy slow cooker orange chicken recipe served with rice is the best weeknight dinner. Tender chicken breast pieces are covered in sweet and sour sauce.
Servings: 4 people
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Calories: 518 kcal
Author: CakeWhiz

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds Boneless chicken breast cut into small cubes
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Sesame oil
  • ¾ cup Orange marmalade
  • ¼ cup Low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Ginger paste
  • 1 tsp Garlic paste
  • tsp Chilli powder optional
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp Roasted sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp Finely sliced green onions

Instructions

  1. In a slow cooker, add the chicken pieces, olive oil, sesame oil, orange marmalade, soy sauce, vinegar, ginger paste, garlic paste, chili powder (optional), salt and pepper. Mix everything together.
  2. Cover lid and cook on high for 2 hours.
  3. Remove the chicken pieces and keep aside, leaving behind the liquid.
  4. Add the cornstarch in the slow cooker and mix it together with the liquid. Cover lid and cook for another 30 minutes until the sauce thickens.
  5. Add the chicken pieces and mix it all together.
  6. Garnish with sesame seeds and green onions. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 days, although it tastes best when served fresh.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Orange Chicken
Amount per Serving
Calories
518
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
11
g
17
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
10
%
Cholesterol
 
145
mg
48
%
Sodium
 
862
mg
36
%
Potassium
 
911
mg
26
%
Carbohydrates
 
52
g
17
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
36
g
40
%
Protein
 
50
g
100
%
Vitamin A
 
145
IU
3
%
Vitamin C
 
6.3
mg
8
%
Calcium
 
81
mg
8
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.