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Amazing Slow Cooker Orange Chicken

 Amazing Slow Cooker Orange Chicken
Orange chicken is my favorite Chinese takeout food, but I know that it’s very high in sodium and fat. So I got to work at home and created a healthier version. Now I have peace of mind knowing what ingredients are in it and that it’s better for my family. —Barbara J. Miller, Oakdale, Minnesota
8 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Cook: 4 hours


  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup orange marmalade
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons molasses, optional
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large sweet red pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • Hot cooked rice
  • Optional toppings: chopped green onions, peanuts and fresh cilantro

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Amazing Slow Cooker Orange Chicken (continued)


  • In a small bowl, combine the first 11 ingredients; stir in molasses
  • if desired. In a 4-qt. slow cooker, combine chicken, cornstarch,
  • salt and pepper; toss to coat. Top with red pepper. Pour stock
  • mixture over top. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours or until chicken
  • is tender.
  • Stir in broccoli. Cover and cook on high 30-40 minutes longer or
  • until broccoli is crisp-tender. Serve with rice. Sprinkle with
  • toppings of your choice. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup (calculated without rice and toppings) equals 319 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 891 mg sodium, 50 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 25 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.