Slow cooker orange chicken served over a bowl of rice.
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Slow Cooker Orange Chicken

This slow cooker orange chicken is breaded chunks of chicken tossed in a sweet and savory Asian sauce and cooked in the crock pot. A take out copycat that's perfect for a busy weeknight!
Course Main
Cuisine Asian
Keyword orange chicken, panda express orange chicken, slow cooker orange chicken
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 486
Author Sara Welch

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • salt and 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 minced garlic
  • cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons sliced green onions

Instructions

  • Place the chicken pieces in a bowl. Add the cornstarch and salt and pepper. Toss to coat the chicken in the cornstarch mixture.
  • Heat the oil in a large pan over medium high heat. Add the chicken in a single layer and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side until browned. You may need to work in batches.
  • Coat a slow cooker with cooking spray and add the chicken to the slow cooker.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the orange marmalade, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil and garlic. 
  • Pour the sauce over the chicken and gently stir to coat.
  • Cook on LOW for 2-3 hours.
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onions, then serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 486kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 530mg | Potassium: 584mg | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 4.6mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1.2mg