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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

Katerina | Diethood
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!
Servings : 4 serves
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 5 mins

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
 

  • Lightly grease crock pot insert with cooking spray.
  • If browning the chicken, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet and brown all chicken pieces, 2 minutes per side.
  • Place chicken breasts on the bottom of the crock pot, one next to another, and season with salt and pepper.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine orange preserves, orange juice, soy sauce, garlic and ginger; mix until combined.
  • Pour over the chicken.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 4 to 5 hours, or on HIGH for 2.5 to 3 hours.
  • In the meantime, prepare the sesame seeds.
  • In a frying pan, heat the sesame seeds over medium heat, shaking the pan frequently, cooking just until fragrant; about 30 seconds. Set aside.
  • Remove chicken from slow cooker and transfer to a plate.
  • Spoon the orange sauce over chicken.
  • Garnish with sesame seeds and serve.

Video

Notes

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

Nutrition

Calories: 308 kcal | Carbohydrates: 46 g | Protein: 25 g | Fat: 3 g | Saturated Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 72 mg | Sodium: 697 mg | Potassium: 563 mg | Fiber: 0 g | Sugar: 40 g | Vitamin A: 165 IU | Vitamin C: 28 mg | Calcium: 39 mg | Iron: 0.9 mg | Net Carbs: 46 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: chicken breast recipe, crock pot chicken, crock pot chicken recipes, orange chicken, slow cooker recipes