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Slow Cooker Orange Chicken

Slow Cooker Orange Chicken

Contributor: Meghan Bassett

Skip the takeout menu and let your slow cooker deliver Orange Chicken instead.

  • Author: Meghan Bassett
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Ingredients

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  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil 
  • 2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs, cut into 1-inch cubes 
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch 
  • 1/2 tsp. salt 
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper 
  • 1 cup orange marmalade or orange preserves 
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar 
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce 
  • 1 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar 
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp. sesame oil 
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger 
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder 
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin powder 
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper 
  • 1/2 tsp. sesame seeds (optional)
  • 1 green onion, sliced (optional)

Instructions

  1. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to the bottom of a slow cooker.  
  2. In a Ziploc bag, combine chicken, cornstarch, salt, and pepper. Shake to coat the chicken pieces.  
  3. Add chicken to the slow cooker.  
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together orange marmalade, brown sugar, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, ground ginger, garlic powder, cumin powder, and cayenne pepper until well combined. 
  5. Pour sauce over chicken and stir to coat. 
  6. Cook on high for 2 hours. 
  7. Garnish with sesame seeds and sliced green onion, if desired.