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Slow-Cooked Orange Chicken

I CREATED this recipe in an effort to prepare a dish lower in calories and fat. Everyone likes the taste, including my grandchildren. A hint of orange gives the chicken a delicious flavor. This is a favorite of mine. It travels well, and I often take it to potluck suppers. -Nancy Wit, Fremont, Nebraska
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4-1/2 hours
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 pounds), cut up and skin removed
  • 3 cups orange juice
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 4 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley or 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons cold water
  • Hot cooked rice, optional
  • Additional minced fresh parsley, optional


  • In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the first nine ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until chicken juices run clear.
  • Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; gradually stir into cooking liquid. Cover and cook on high for 30-45 minutes or until thickened. Serve with rice and sprinkle with parsley if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving (calculated without rice): 364 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 110mg cholesterol, 515mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 2g fiber), 39g protein.

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  • Joscy
    Jan 21, 2014

    Have to try this slow cook chicken soon. Also notice it is *diabetic friendly* which suits me. Thank you.

  • scotland1
    Aug 11, 2013

    I made the Orange Chicken in the slow cooker when I got home from church today. I loved it. I did not add any mushrooms that it called for. I also did not add any Bell Green Pepper either. But, I loved it anyway. Yes, I will make it again.

  • vwgirl9
    Sep 23, 2012

    Nice and easy

  • kboo127
    Aug 2, 2010

    Not enough flavor...Will not make this again