Sweet Orange Chicken Recipe
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Sweet Orange Chicken Recipe

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Orange marmalade and tangy barbecue sauce make this a truly tasty dish.—Louise Gilbert, Quesnel, British Columbia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 4 pounds), cut up and skin removed
  • 2/3 cup orange marmalade
  • 2/3 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • Hot cooked rice or rice noodles, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (calculated without rice or noodles): 379 calories, 15g fat (4g saturated fat), 88mg cholesterol, 962mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 1g fiber), 30g protein.


  1. Place flour in a large resealable plastic bag. Add chicken, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat. Place in a 3-qt. slow cooker.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the orange marmalade, barbecue sauce, soy sauce and ginger; pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until chicken juices run clear. Serve with rice or noodles if desired.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled chicken mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Microwave, covered, on high in a microwave-safe dish until heated through, gently stirring and adding a little broth or water if necessary.
    Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Sweet Orange Chicken in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2011, p35

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Remenec User ID: 6059530 221812
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2015

"The tasty is a little heavy on the orange flavor, but my husband and I enjoyed it. Probably not one for the kids, as it's a little too tangy. But definitely a good "date night" recipe to try."

joanna68 User ID: 1957602 132499
Reviewed May. 4, 2013

"We both found this indelible. May have been because Hickory smoked flavour BBQ sauce was used. I am now not convinced that any BBQ SAUCE would go with marmalade. Sorry to be so negative. My taste Level: includes

sophisticated gourmet and Internat'l food as well as simpler levels"

chaz14 User ID: 4917358 110878
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2013

"Any time I can find a good slow cooker recipe, I'll save it. I modified it slightly by using boneless, skinless breasts, thighs and legs. Saves a lot of time not having to cut-up & skin chicken. I used Smucker's marmalade & KC Masterpiece Bar B Q sauce."

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