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This Crockpot Orange Chicken is better than take out! It tastes better, is so much healthier, and is ridiculously easy to make. Orange chicken for the win! showmetheyummy.com #crockpot #orangechicken
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Crockpot Orange Chicken

This Crockpot Orange Chicken is better than take out! It tastes better, is so much healthier, and is ridiculously easy to make. Orange chicken for the win!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 5 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: chicken breast, crockpot, slow cooker
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 451kcal

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Ingredients

  • 2 pounds uncooked boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic minced or pressed
  • 1-2 tablespoons grated orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes or more to taste (we used 3 teaspoons)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch

Optional Toppings

  • Green onion thinly sliced
  • Cilantro chopped
  • Sesame seeds

Instructions

  • Grease your crockpot with cooking spray.
  • Whisk together sauce ingredients: broth, orange juice, brown sugar, honey, vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, orange zest, red pepper flakes, ground ginger, and black pepper.
  • Pour half the sauce into crockpot.
  • Place chicken into crockpot.
  • Pour the rest of the sauce over the chicken.
  • Place the lid on and cook on LOW for 4 hours or HIGH for 2 hours.
  • Remove chicken from crockpot and set aside.
  • Whisk the cornstarch into the sauce until well combined.
  • Place chicken back into crockpot and cover.
  • Cook for an additional 1 hour on HIGH (if you cooked on low before) or 30 mins on HIGH (if you cooked on HIGH before).
  • Remove chicken, cut into chunks, then stir back into sauce.
  • Serve with your choice of rice and additional toppings and enjoy!
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Notes

*Gluten free? Be sure to use a GF soy sauce or a GF alternative!

Nutrition

Calories: 451kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 2112mg | Potassium: 1048mg | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 280IU | Vitamin C: 24.8mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 2mg