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Crock Pot Orange Chicken - A delicious twist on the traditionally fried and breaded dish, this Orange Chicken is so flavorful, healthy, and it's all done in the crock pot! Get the recipe on diethood.com

Crock Pot Orange Chicken

A delicious twist on the traditionally fried and breaded dish, this Orange Chicken is so flavorful, healthy, and it's all done in the crock pot!
Course Dinner
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 4 serves
Calories 308 kcal
Author Katerina

Ingredients

  • 4 (4-ounces each) skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 3/4 cup low-sugar orange preserves ( I like to use the one with pulp in the preserves; adds texture )
  • 3/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves , finely chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger , or to taste (I use just a little less than 1/8 teaspoon in mine)
  • toasted sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. Lightly grease crock pot insert with cooking spray.
  2. If browning the chicken, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet and brown all chicken pieces, 2 minutes per side.

  3. Place chicken breasts on the bottom of the crock pot, one next to another, and season with salt and pepper.
  4. In a mixing bowl, combine orange preserves, orange juice, soy sauce, garlic and ginger; mix until combined.

  5. Pour over the chicken.

  6. Cover and cook on LOW for 4 to 5 hours, or on HIGH for 2.5 to 3 hours.

  7. In the meantime, prepare the sesame seeds.
  8. In a frying pan, heat the sesame seeds over medium heat, shaking the pan frequently, cooking just until fragrant; about 30 seconds. Set aside.
  9. Remove chicken from slow cooker and transfer to a plate.
  10. Spoon the orange sauce over chicken.
  11. Garnish with sesame seeds and serve.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

You can also brown the chicken for two minutes per side before placing it in the crock pot.
Recipe Source:  DIETHOOD

WW SmartPoints: 11

Nutrition Facts
Crock Pot Orange Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 308 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 697mg29%
Potassium 563mg16%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 40g44%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 165IU3%
Vitamin C 28mg34%
Calcium 39mg4%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.