Simple Slow Cooker Orange Chicken


Has anyone else noticed that bloggers you have followed suddenly gone? My following list has dropped some people off and I just noticed that some of you I have followed for years are missing. If you see I am not following you anymore let me know! I will be happy to follow you again. Sorry, about the glitch!

Some days you just want to throw everything into a slow cooker and walk away. This is one of those meals. No, it is best if it is not left to cook more than 6-7 hours but it will be edible. The problem is that chicken breasts can dry out if cooked too long. If you plan on cooking longer you may wish to switch from a chicken breast to a boneless, skinless chicken thigh. Still try not to overcook this dish to make a simple tasty dinner.

Verdict:

My family thought I was crazy when I made this dish. They saw the orange marmalade and the barbecue sauce and thought I was making them a weird dinner that no one would eat. Let me say that both kids loved the meal and even had seconds!

I served this dish over rice with a side of steamed broccoli and a green salad to complete the meal.

Simple Slow Cooker Orange Chicken

A simple way to make orange chicken.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 lbs. chicken breast, cut into 1″ cubes
  • 3/4 cup orange marmalade
  • 3/4 barbecue sauce (I use Sweet Baby Ray’s Honey Barbecue)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

Directions:

  1. Add cubed chicken to slow cooker. Cook on low for 2 1/2 – 3 hours. Stir chicken 1/2 way through.
  2. After 2 1/2 to 3 hours remove any liquid from the slow cooker. Add marmalade, barbecue sauce, and soy sauce and mix well.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 2 1/2- 3 hours until cooked through.
  4. Serve hot over rice, if desired.

 

15 Comments Add yours

  1. Cheryl Moreo says:

    Can’t wait to try your Slow Cooker Orange Chicken. I eat orange marmalade on toast all the time.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      It is super simple and tasty. I am sure there are better ways to do it but this is so simple!

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  2. I learned to make Chicken à l’Orange in my twenties. Impressive! 🍃🍊

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so much!

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  3. syl65 says:

    Orange Chicken is one of my favorite dishes! I’m sure this was a delight 😋

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      My daughter’s go to when we order Chinese!

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      1. syl65 says:

        Haha, she has good tastes!!

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  4. Erika Kind says:

    I love orange chicken 😍

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  5. I am always on the lookout for slow cooker recipes. Thanks for this one.

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  6. You’re reading my mind again! I’m babysitting my 5 grandkids this weekend and already scheduled your sundae bar for Saturday night. But I’ve been looking for an Asian type dish for Friday night. They loved when we did that a couple years ago and learned to use chopsticks. This could work! Maybe throw in a can or two of Chinese vegetables toward the end to heat through. Thanks for another great idea!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      It is great with steamed broccoli mixed in and some crispy chow mein noodles over the top for crunch! Hope they like it!

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  7. Reblogged this on The Purple Almond Wellness Kitchen and commented:
    This looks amazing! Definitely on my “to make” list!

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  8. This looks so yummy and to answer your question YES, I have noticed some followers just disappeared. This seems to happen every now and then, not sure what that is about. Then the site will show up again the next day.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      I hope so! I have tried to go back and look at my followers list to see who I am missing but even that isn’t too reliable!

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