If you love the orange chicken at Panda Express, then this slow cooker orange chicken recipe is a must try! Not only is it cooked in the slow cooker, but this version is also healthier without the breading. Make this slow cooker orange chicken next time you are craving Panda Express!
Slow Cooker Orange Chicken
The sauce for this slow cooker orange chicken is sweet and salty, with orange marmalade and honey for the sweet mixed and soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, and hint of sesame oil for the salty. Everything is tossed right in the SLOW COOKER, making this a quick, easy dinner for a busy night!
- Chicken breasts
- Olive oil
- Rice wine vinegar
- Soy sauce
- Sesame oil
- Orange marmalade
How to Prep Slow Cooker Orange Chicken
Meal prepping saves so much time and stress and this slow cooker orange chicken is a cinch to prep! There is nothing better than only having to spend 1 minute pouring in prepped ingredients into the crockpot on cooking day!
To begin prepping the slow cooker orange chicken, cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces. Add the chicken to a large zipper bag. After that, add the cornstarch to the chicken and toss to coat.
Then, add everything else to the bag: olive oil, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, orange marmalade, and honey. If you are not a measurer, like I am, be sure to actually measure out the sesame oil. A little goes a long way and too much will be overpowering!
Finally, give the slow cooker orange chicken a pinch of pepper. You can also add a bit of salt too, but it really does not need much with the saltiness of the soy sauce.
How to Cook Slow Cooker Orange Chicken
The beauty of slow cooker recipes is that you can dump and go! To cook the slow cooker orange chicken, pour in the prepped ingredients and cook on low for 4-5 hours.
To finish off the slow cooker orange chicken with a bit of fancy appeal, garnish with some sliced green onion and thinly sliced orange peels. If you put it in a to-go container, your family might just think you picked up take-out!
Before you leave, print off the recipe for this slow cooker orange chicken at the bottom of this post!
Other favorite recipes using orange:
Orange pork bites – 5 dinners 1 hour
Turkey patties in Orange glaze – 5 dinners 1 hour
Orange beef and broccoli – Pinch of Yum