Slow Cooker Orange Chicken

  • prep: 5 min
  • cook: 24 min
  • total: 29 min
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  • Summary

    This is the easiest orange chicken ever and there's no breading, browning, or frying involved. The chicken is so tender, juicy, and layered with complementary flavors from the orange marmalade, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, and green onions. There's plenty of cooking sauce leftover in the bottom of the slow cooker which I spoon generously over the chicken. I love the sweet-and-tangy, savory flavor. I used a slow cooker liner and cleanup was as easy as tossing the liner.

    Ingredients

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
    • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
    • 1/3 cup cornstarch
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
    • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, or to taste
    • 1 cup orange marmalade
    • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
    • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
    • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground ginger, or to taste
    • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder or 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
    • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, lightly toasted if desired (add to a dry skillet and cook over medium heat for about 30 seconds or until fragrant)
    • 2 tablespoons green onions, sliced thin for garnishing
    • orange slices, optional for garnishing

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 389 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 11 g 16.47%
    • Saturated Fat: 2 g 7.65%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 16 mg 5.42%
    • Sodium: 1474 mg 61.41%
    • Calcium: 8 mg 0.85%
    • Potassium: 20 mg 0.58%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 5.53%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 64 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 3.93%
    • Sugar: 49 g
    • Protein: 10 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 0.66%
    • Vitamin C 1.17%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat2
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs3
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat1
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total1 oz-eq

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