Crock Pot Thursday: Orange Chicken
Prep time: 10 mins
Total time: 6 hours 10 mins
  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup orange marmalade
  • 1 cup bbq sauce (we use Sweet Baby Ray's)
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ tsp sesame oil
  • ⅛ tsp dried ground ginger
  • green onions and sesame seeds for garnish
  1. Place chicken in bottom of slow cooker.
  2. Combine orange marmalade, bbq sauce, soy sauce, garlic, sesame oil, and ground ginger in a small bowl.
  3. Pour over chicken.
  4. Cover and cook on low 6-7 hours or high 4-5 hours.
  5. If the sauce is still thin, pour it into a small saucepan and simmer until the sauce thickens.
  6. Shred chicken and mix with sauce.
  7. Serve over rice or noodles, with sliced green onions and sesame seeds on top of chicken.

This was very easy and very good. All day as it cooked, it smelled more like barbecue chicken, not orange chicken. As I took my first bite--it was very orangey indeed!! The guys in the house loved it--I thought it was a little sweet, but that is just me probably. I started with frozen chicken breasts, and this was done easily in 5 hours on low. We served it with rice and sauteed vegetables.


I added six large dashes of Worcestershire sauce, three cloves of garlic, and four tsp ginger. I shredded my chicken, and left the lid off for the last 45 minutes of cooking. I served it as a rice bowl, with rice, then stir fry veggies, and the meat on top. My husband says it tastes sort of like orange chicken, minus the deep-fried part. My three-year-old and one-year-old approved of this meal!


This recipe is tough to review, and I think I would have liked it more if it had a different name. It's nothing like the orange chicken the kids love to get when we get Chinese food, but the flavor is decent and both my son and my husband had seconds. My daughter pretty much only ate the rice, and I liked it much more after I remembered to add green onions and sesame seeds. The green onion really added a nice touch.
Recipe by Funny Is Family at