Slow-Cooker Orange Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3-1/2 hours


6 servings

Updated: Oct. 11, 2023
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
Slow-Cooker Orange Chicken Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.