Slow Cooker Orange Chicken

Posted: December 9

Time: 3 hours 20 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

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Why rush out for disappointing fast food when you can take it slow and enjoy the best version of the same meal? Slow Cooker Orange Chicken practically cooks itself, so you still have that don't-need-to-worry feeling that fast food provides without having to leave the house. Its savory chicken is coated in the same sweet and tangy citrus glaze that gets everyone excited. Slow Cooker Orange Chicken satisfies cravings with its beautiful balance of flavors and its surprising simplicity.


• 1 1/4 pounds chicken breasts, boneless, skinless, and cut into 1-inch chunks • 1/4 cup cornstarch • salt, to taste • pepper, to taste • 1/4 cup vegetable oil • 3/4 cup orange marmalade • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar • 1 teaspoon sesame oil • 1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds (optional) • 2 tablespoons green onions, sliced (optional) • rice, cooked, for serving (optional)


Step 1

In a medium bowl, add the chicken, cornstarch, salt, and pepper.

Step 2

Toss to combine and evenly coat the chicken.

Step 3

In a large pan on the stove-top over medium-high heat, heat the vegetable oil.

Step 4

Once the oil is hot, add the chicken in a single layer in the pan and cook until each side is browned, about 3-4 minutes per side. If you do not have enough space in the pan, cook the chicken in batches.

Step 5

Grease the pot of a slow cooker.

Step 6

Add the chicken to the slow cooker.

Step 7

In a small bowl, whisk together the orange marmalade, rice vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, and garlic.

Step 8

Pour the sauce over the chicken and gently stir to coat evenly.

Step 9

Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 2-3 hours.

Step 10

Top with the sesame seeds and green onions, and serve over rice!

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