Slow Cooker Orange Chicken

The best Slow Cooker Orange Chicken recipe calls for few ingredients – and is a little sticky, a tad sweet and full of comforting flavour!

The best Slow Cooker Orange Chicken recipe calls for few ingredients - and is a little sticky, a tad sweet and full of comforting flavour!

For more slow cooker chicken recipes, try these Slow Cooker Lazy Cabbage Rolls, Slow Cooker Apple Pork, or Slow Cooker Cacciatore.

If there’s one constant winter after winter – it’s the use of my slow cooker. Also known as ‘my saviour’, this small appliance fits perfectly with my busy schedule and tackles the majority of the work for me so I can tend to other things in my day.

There’s nothing better than going from school to cheerleading {or Gymnastics, or dance} and coming home to a cooked meal. I still recall how coming home to my Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken cooked and waiting, simply made the day.

Slow Cooker Orange Chicken calls for few ingredients, this recipe is a little sticky, a tad sweet and full of comforting flavour!

Thanks to slow cooker recipes, I don’t have as many frantic kitchen pacing episodes of ‘what to make for dinner‘, right at dinnertime.

One favourite that we have made a couple times this winter is Slow Cooker Orange Chicken. I’d also call this a healthier orange chicken version of a traditional, since oftentimes Orange Chicken is deep-fried.

Yet not my One Pan Orange Chicken that uses oranges, so check that one out.

The best Slow Cooker Orange Chicken recipe calls for few ingredients - and is a little sticky, a tad sweet and full of comforting flavour!

How to Make Slow Cooker Orange Chicken

You’ll need the following ingredients to make this easy recipe that takes so good you’ll swear its chinese takeout. The full instructions and easy steps to make it (with such little prep time), are below in the printable recipe card.

  • boneless skinless chicken thighs, or boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • all purpose flour
  • sweet orange marmalade
  • bbq Sauce
  • low-sodium soy sauce
  • ginger root
  • garlic powder
  • 1black pepper
  • green onions,
  • sesame seeds

To Make: Toss chicken with flour and place chicken in a large bowl. Add remaining ingredients; toss to coat. Transfer to slow cooker; cover with lid.

Cook on LOW 6 to 8 hours (or on HIGH 3 to 4 hours). Remove chicken from slow cooker with a slotted spoon and cut into desired pieces. Then add chicken pieces back into the crock pot and cook with the lid off for another 20 minutes.

Serve this slow cooker meal over white rice or brown rice. Top with chopped green onions and sesame seeds. Enjoy!

The best Slow Cooker Orange Chicken recipe calls for few ingredients - and is a little sticky, a tad sweet and full of comforting flavour!

To Store:

Place orange chicken leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 5 days.

This is an easy orange chicken recipe that the whole family enjoys. This recipe is most certainly a family favorite. Just as good as from your favorite chinese restaurant.

This wonderful crockpot orange chicken recipe is full of flavour and is so easy to make thanks to simple sauce ingredients. It’s one of our best easy recipes.


I love the zest of the citrus with the ginger and garlic, its the best orange sauce. This orange chicken is best served over rice (or even cauliflower rice) and a side of your favourite vegetable, Slow Cooker Orange Chicken would also pair nicely with a stir-fry.

This great recipe was inspired by Kraft Canada, with just a couple additions and changes – mainly to suit our family’s taste and create that perfect tangy orange glaze. It’s a little sticky, a tad sweet and full of comforting flavour!

Your entire family will fall in love with this chicken dinner and its flavorful sauce, along with the ease of slow cooking. It’s a recipe that proves that you can make your restaurant favorites at home.

You might want to also check out our hawaiian chicken recipe, for another chicken recipe to add into your dinner rotation.

Slow Cooker Orange Chicken - using few ingredients, this recipe is a little sticky, a tad sweet and full of comforting flavour!
Slow Cooker Orange Chicken easy recipe

Slow Cooker Orange Chicken

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes

The best Slow Cooker Orange Chicken recipe calls for few ingredients – and is a little sticky, a tad sweet and full of comforting flavour!

Ingredients

  • 3 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 cup Orange Marmalade
  • 1 cup BBQ Sauce
  • 1/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 Tbsp gingerroot
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup green onions, chopped
  • 4 tbsp sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. Toss chicken with flour in large bowl. Add remaining ingredients; toss to coat.
  2. Transfer to slow cooker; cover with lid.
  3. Cook on LOW 6 to 8 hours (or on HIGH 3 to 4 hours). Remove chicken from slow cooker and cut into desired pieces. Add pieces back into the crock pot and cook with the lid off for another 20 minutes.
  4. Serve with chopped green onions and sesame seeds.
  5. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 6 people
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 555Saturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 215mgSodium: 1195mgCarbohydrates: 63gFiber: 2gSugar: 48gProtein: 46g

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63 Comments

      1. I tried in my slow cooker but since no one in my home eats thighs I used skinless chicken breast. I cut it up coated it with flour and added the other ingredients. Put it on high for 3.5 hours. But the meat dried out should I have decreased the time since using breast. The,sauce was really good though.

  1. I’ve finally found a recipe I haven’t tried in my slow cooker yet. I can’t wait to give this a shot. Thanks!

  2. Ooh. I like it. I love takeout, so being able to make it at home in the crock pot is awesome!

  3. I love Asian inspired dishes, and anything you can make in the crockpot. This is the perfect dinner idea for me.

    1. Happy to have given you another love for your collection! This sounds like something you’ll make time and again Pam!

  4. This looks so delicious. I love using my slow cooker. My favorite is roast and potatoes. I will have to try this recipe.

  5. This looks so yummy!! I have been meaning to use my slow cooker more often this just might be the next thing thanks 🙂

  6. This looks so good, everytime I come on your site I see the picture and it makes my mouth water, guess I’m going to have to make it up!!

  7. I can’t wait to try this! Our slow cooker is our saving grace during cold, long winter months and our busy schedules!

    The store didn’t carry Kraft brand Marmalade at the grocery store last night so had to go store brand and surprisingly the Kraft BBQ sauce was almost cleared out too, I think I grabbed the second to last bottle of regular.

    Proof that we are all still crazy enough to BBQ in this blizzard we have been having I guess!

  8. WOW.. This makes my mouth water just looking at it. I saved the recipe, cant wait to give it a try. 😀

  9. This looks delicious! I definitely need to start using my crock pot more often. Sadly the last time I used it was at Christmas to make stuffing. I’m pretty limited in my crock pot cooking recipes though.

  10. looks so good, I enjoy using slow cooker so this is a recipe I will have to try.

  11. This looks yummy! I love to use my slow cooker and this looks like a great recipe! Thanks!

  12. I loveeee my slow cooker, I use it all the time. Its soo convenient when you are always busy and on the run! I will definitely try this!

  13. This recipe looks delicious…I am always looking for new slow cooker recipes, thank you!!

  14. This looks so delicious.I like the orange marmalaide with the ginger in it.This is going to be one of my favorites because I love things like this that I can serve with rice.Thank you for sharing it.

  15. This recipe looks really delicious. I love that it can be cooked in the slower cooker which makes it that much easier.

  16. This slow cooker Orange Chicken sounds delicious and just the right meal to come home to enjoy. I hope to make this dish very soon and I hope it tastes as delicious as it looks.

  17. This has to happen soon!!!! All that flavor….. Just got the slow cooker out to start some great fall cooking….

  18. Mmmmmmmmmm!!! I’m a HUGE fan of Orange Chicken, which is perfected with some fried rice, and egg rolls!!! I can’t wait to try this recipe!!!!

  19. oh wow, this sounds amazing. It is a must try on my list. I’m always looking for more slow cooker recipes as I don’t use it enough.

  20. This sounds just like my taste and looks beautiful. Huge plus points for being made in the slow cooker, love that 🙂

  21. This recipe sounds amazing. I have all the ingredients so I’m going to try it tomorrow. Thanks

  22. Still tasted great, but I wound up adding the green onion and sesame seeds to the crock pot when I read “add remaining ingredients…”

    I have made similar mistakes with other recipes when I don’t read them through once first.

    Moral of the story: Read all the way through the recipe before beginning to cook.

  23. This didn’t taste like orange chicken at all. I followed the recipe but all I could taste was BBQ sauce. My boyfriend liked and it did taste okay, but I was going more for an orange flavor and not a bbq, as I’m not a huge fan of bbq sauce. Maybe next attempt I’ll exclude the bbq or put way less.

  24. Hi, I love this recipe use it all the time but I did change one thing i use half chicken half pork its so easy and so so good TY

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