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Slow Cooker Orange Chicken

Large Family Slow Cooker Orange Chicken

  • Author: Jamerrill Stewart
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: Asian


Asian fare is a favorite among many families, and Orange Chicken is no different. It can get quite expensive when feeding a large family at a restaurant so making it at home is a great frugal alternative


  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts; cubed
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 3 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 3 Tbsp rice wine vinegar; unseasoned
  • ½ cup liquid aminos
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp crushed red pepper
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch or about 2 tsp xantham gum


  1. Coat the bottom of a slow cooker with olive oil.
  2. Add cubed chicken breasts.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together orange juice and all of the other seasonings EXCEPT the cornstarch (or xantham gum; if using)
  4. Pour over the chicken and toss to coat.
  5. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6 hours being sure that the chicken is cooked through.
  6. Remove about 2 tablespoons of the liquid and mix with the cornstarch (or xantham gum; if using) to create a slurry.
  7. Cook, stirring often until the sauce thickens to your desired consistency. To speed up the process, you can remove the sauce from the slow cooker, place in a medium saucepan and simmer over medium-high heat until thickened. Then, return to coat the chicken.
  8. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds, sliced green onions, or dried orange zest; if desired.