Slow Cooker Orange Chicken {+ Instant Pot} + MEAL PREP + VIDEO
Slow Cooker Orange Chicken {+ Instant Pot} + MEAL PREP + VIDEO
  • prep: 15 min
  • cook: 3 hr 30 min
  • total: 3 hr 45 min
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  • Summary

    This Slow Cooker Orange Chicken is simple to whip up with a sweet and tangy citrus sauce and is way easier than take-out!

    Ingredients

    • 1.5 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1" cubes
    • 1/4 cup cornstarch
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    • Cooking oil (about 3-4 tablespoons to lightly shallow fry (we are not deep-frying for this recipe)
    • Toasted sesame seeds and chopped green onions (optional - for garnish)
    • Sauce
    • 1 cup of low sodium chicken broth (for meatless version use vegetable broth)
    • 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce or tamari
    • 2/3 cup brown sugar
    • juice from 1 medium/large orange or about 1/2 cup
    • zest from 1 medium-large orange about 1/2 - 2 tablespoons
    • 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar
    • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
    • 2 teaspoons of freshly grated or minced ginger
    • 1 teaspoon Sriracha or red pepper chili flakes, optional or to taste
    • 1/2 teaspoon of sesame oil
    • salt and black pepper to taste
    • Cornstarch slurry
    • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
    • 2 tablespoons cold water
    • Toppings
    • Sesame seeds
    • Green onion, thinly sliced
    • For lunch bowls: cooked rice, quinoa or noodles, roasted or stir-fried vegetable of your choice, lunch containers

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 364 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 4 g 5.97%
    • Saturated Fat: 1 g 4.31%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 83 mg 27.83%
    • Sodium: 1322 mg 55.08%
    • Calcium: 28 mg 2.83%
    • Potassium: 406 mg 11.59%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 7.57%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 53 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 3.74%
    • Sugar: 36 g
    • Protein: 29 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 4.92%
    • Vitamin C 9.85%
    • Vitamin D 0.33%
    • * 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 - Fat0
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs2
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat4
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total3 oz-eq

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