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Slow Cooker Orange Chicken

Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: orange chicken recipe, slow cooker orange chicken
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 685kcal
Author: Jessica Formicola
Slow Cooker Orange Chicken Recipe- create a healthier version of the Chinese delivery dish in your slow cooker!
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Ingredients

  • 3 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless cut into 2 inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup orange marmalade , preferably one with orange zest
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 4 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger , grated
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes , optional
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Chinese five spice powder*
  • 3 tablespoons corn starch
  • 32 ounce bag frozen broccoli
  • 1 bunch scallions , chopped at an angle
  • 4 cups jasmine or white rice , cooked

Instructions

  • You know the drill. Dump chicken through Chinese Five Spice Powder into the crock pot. Literally everything except corn starch, frozen broccoli, scallions and rice. 
  • Stir to combine ingredients the best you can. 
  • Set the timer for either 3 hours on high or 6 hours on low. 
  • About 30 minutes before serving, ladle out a small amount of sauce. Whisk with cornstarch and return to the crock pot, stirring to mix. 
  • Add frozen broccoli and stir again. Cover and continue to cook for the remaining time.
  • When you are ready to eat, spoon chicken mixture over hot rice. Top with sliced scallions. 

Notes

*Chinese Five Spice Powder is a spice you probably won't use too frequently. You can add it to any Asian dish you'd like even though it isn't on the ingredient list. Or you can save $5 and create a variation of your own. Grind an equal amount of star anise, cloves, cinnamon, fennel seeds and black peppercorns.

Nutrition

Calories: 685kcal | Carbohydrates: 136g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 1340mg | Potassium: 1320mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 66g | Vitamin A: 1690IU | Vitamin C: 239.7mg | Calcium: 174mg | Iron: 2.9mg