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Easy Slow Cooker Orange Chicken

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This Slow Cooker Orange Chicken is loaded with crazy good flavor! With just six simple ingredients needed, you’re going to love the ease of this slow cooker recipe.

The next time that you’re tempted to order takeout, make this simple chicken recipe instead. It’s going to be a family favorite in no time at all!

Speaking of delicious recipes, check out my Easy Chicken Fajitas Recipe for another fast and easy weeknight meal! Cooking with chicken offers so many delicious options.

slow cooker orange chicken in a bowl with chopsticks

What I love about this chicken slow cooker recipe is that I hardly have to do any work – at all. This means that I can literally just add the ingredients to the crockpot, and then stand by until it’s done and ready to eat.

In my book, that’s a recipe that I’ll gladly make over and over again. It’s a fast and easy way for me to meal prep and have dinner hot and ready on the table. Plus, look how good it looks!

There’s no way that the kids won’t LOVE digging in!

bowl of orange chicken over rice

What Do I Need To Make Slow Cooker Orange Chicken?

This is one of those easy chicken recipes that you’re going to be shocked by. It may look like it’s hard work, but I can assure you that it’s not. (but if you want to let everyone think it’s hard – go for it! You’re the cook!)

Just get the simple ingredients listed below and you’ll be well on your way!

  • boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • barbeque sauce
  • orange marmalade
  • soy sauce
  • sesame oil
  • sesame seeds

That’s it! Those are the ingredients that are needed to create this delicious Orange Chicken recipe!

Add them to the slow cooker and in a few hours, everyone will be loading their plates with the goodness!

orange chicken on a plate

At what temperature is chicken cooked all the way through?

For chicken to be safe to eat, the internal temperature of the chicken needs to be 165 degrees. The most accurate way to test the chicken temperature is to use a meat thermometer.

Be sure to put the meat thermometer into the thickest part of the chicken to get an accurate reading.

What foods pair well with slow cooker orange chicken?

The best pairing for this recipe would be rice or noodles. Change it up every time you make it to easily change up the taste.

Do you add any toppings to this orange chicken recipe?

You can add toppings if you’d like. Sesame seeds are a great choice – and fresh cilantro would be a great option, too.

How do you store leftover chicken?

More than likely, you’ll have leftovers from this chicken recipe. That’s great news for you! The easiest way to store leftovers is to let them cool down all the way and then store them in the fridge.

As long as you eat the leftovers within 2-3 days, they’ll have the same great texture and taste that you love!

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bowl of orange chicken over rice

Slow Cooker Orange Chicken

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 7 hours
Total Time: 7 hours 15 minutes

This slow cooker orange chicken recipe is so simple to cook in your crockpot!


  • 1 ½ lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast (cut it into cubes)
  • ½ cup barbeque sauce
  • ½ cup + 1 tablespoon orange marmalade
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds


Add the BBQ sauce, 1/2 cup of the marmalade, soy sauce, and sesame oil into a medium-sized bowl.

Pour over the cubed chicken and toss.

Cook in the slow cooker for 6-7 hours on low.

Take the chicken out of the slow cooker and add 1 T of marmalade.

Put the chicken back into the slow cooker and cook for 30 more minutes.

Serve over rice and garnish.

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