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Simple Slow Cooker Orange Chinese Chicken


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I love slow cooker recipes that don’t require a lot of prep work. This Simple Slow Cooker Orange Chinese Chicken is as easy as mixing up a simple sauce and throwing it all in the slow cooker. Another plus, you don’t have to plan hours ahead of time as this recipe can be ready to eat after just a couple of hours on the high heat setting!

Simple Slow Cooker Orange Chinese Chicken

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When the cook time is almost up, steam some rice and veggies to go along with the chicken. This really is a super simple and delicious all-in-one meal!

Simple Slow Cooker Orange Chinese Chicken

To begin, place six boneless, skinless chicken thighs in the bottom of your slow cooker. Mine weighed 2.07 pounds and I used a six quart slow cooker. Sprinkle about five tablespoons flour over the chicken. Use tongs to flip the chicken pieces over in the slow cooker to coat both sides.

Simple Slow Cooker Orange Chinese Chicken

Next, add 2/3 cup orange marmalade, 2/3 cup barbecue sauce, four tablespoons soy sauce, two teaspoons ground ginger and half a teaspoon each salt and pepper to a small mixing bowl. I used my homemade barbecue sauce, you can find that recipe here.

Simple Slow Cooker Orange Chinese Chicken

Give the sauce a good whisk and pour over the chicken in the slow cooker. Put the lid on and cook, either on low for 5-6 hours, or on high for 2-3 hours. I was able to be home all day that day so I cooked this dish on high for 2.5 hours. It’s amazing how good this starts to smell almost immediately!

30 minutes before the cook time was up, I made some long grain white rice and steamed fresh broccoli with water chestnuts. Thinly slice some green onions for garnish if you have some on hand. I love green onions on just about everything so I always have some, they make dishes look fancy too (says my daughter every time I garnish anything haha.)

Simple Slow Cooker Orange Chinese Chicken

So easy, right?? Top the rice with a chicken thigh and surround with the steamed veggies. I love that this recipe makes enough sauce to be generous with it. Sprinkle each serving with the green onions and enjoy!

Different barbecue sauces will alter the flavor of this dish. Click below for my recipe:

Homemade Carolina-Style BBQ Sauce

If you love slow cooker recipes, check these out:

Money-Saving Slow Cooker Shredded BBQ Chicken

Slow Cooker BBQ Pork Spareribs

Below you will find some of the equipment I used while preparing this Simple Slow Cooker Orange Chinese Chicken:


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Simple Slow Cooker Orange Chinese Chicken

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Simple Slow Cooker Orange Chinese Chicken
Simple Slow Cooker Orange Chinese Chicken
Print Recipe
This Simple Slow Cooker Orange Chinese Chicken has flavor to-die-for and is one of the easiest recipes ever! Skip the take-out and make your own tonight!
Servings Prep Time
6 5 minutes
Cook Time
2-6 hours
Servings Prep Time
6 5 minutes
Cook Time
2-6 hours
Simple Slow Cooker Orange Chinese Chicken
Simple Slow Cooker Orange Chinese Chicken
Print Recipe
This Simple Slow Cooker Orange Chinese Chicken has flavor to-die-for and is one of the easiest recipes ever! Skip the take-out and make your own tonight!
Servings Prep Time
6 5 minutes
Cook Time
2-6 hours
Servings Prep Time
6 5 minutes
Cook Time
2-6 hours
Ingredients
For the Chicken
For Serving
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Place your chicken thighs in the slow cooker, sprinkle with flour and use tongs to turn the chicken over and coat both sides. Whisk together the marmalade, barbecue sauce, soy sauce, ginger, salt and pepper in a mixing bowl. Pour over the chicken, place the lid on the slow cooker and cook for either 5-6 hours on low, or 2-3 hours on high.
  2. When cook time is about 30 minutes out, cook rice and steam vegetables. Serve the chicken on top of the rice with the veggies, garnish with green onions, if desired. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

-Recipe adapted from All That's Jas.

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