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Slow-Cooker Orange Chicken

This is a family-friendly recipe that even the kids will like. It's easy to prepare and flavorful enough to share with dinner guests. — Sherry Kozlowski, Morgantown, West Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3-1/2 hours
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (about 6 ounces each)
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 4 ounces uncooked rice noodles
  • Chopped green onions


  • Combine first 10 ingredients until well mixed. Place chicken in a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker; add broth mixture. Cook, covered, on low until tender, 3-4 hours. Remove chicken; when cool enough to handle, coarsely shred meat with 2 forks. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into cooking juices. Return chicken to slow cooker; add noodles. Cook, covered, on low for 15 minutes. Stir noodles; cook until thickened and noodles are tender, 15 minutes longer. Serve with green onions.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 473 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 95mg cholesterol, 520mg sodium, 67g carbohydrate (46g sugars, 1g fiber), 36g protein.

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  • matt
    Aug 21, 2020

    super bland and my kids wouldn't eat it but they are picky. Perhaps reducing the liquid would have made for a stronger flavor. It was filling.

  • cbenne12
    Jul 3, 2020

    So much flavor! We even added some bean sprouts for a bit of a crunch.

  • mngirl123
    Aug 20, 2019

    Love this recipe! We added more noodles, so you have to add more chicken stock and orange juice to compensate.

  • foxyhottcakes
    Aug 19, 2019

    So yummy and a quick meal for weeknights. I like to add orange zest to mine for that extra punch of flavor. It's also a much healthier version than the fried orange chicken commonly found in restaurants.

    Jul 20, 2019

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