Crockpot Orange Chicken Recipe

Aimee Shugarman | Shugary Sweets

Crockpot Orange Chicken simmers all day in the crock pot. No need for take out again!

My husband and I have been married for almost 20 years. TWENTY YEARS!

Crockpot Orange Chicken Photo

It’s crazy to even think about how long we have been together. We met when I was 19 years old. 

I’ve been married to him longer than I have lived without him! So many years, so many memories, and so many traditions!

One of our favorite traditions has been to order Chinese food for our anniversary. It started when we were first married.

We didn’t have much money to go out for fancy food, so we would order a Chinese dinner and have a bottle of wine together. Many times this was done after our little ones would be tucked into bed.

The tradition of Chinese dinner for our anniversary has kind of always “stuck.” Just like us! (cheesy much?)

Crockpot Orange Chicken Picture

We do still enjoy our take-out on our anniversary, but our kids have learned to love Chinese food as well! I try to limit how often we order out, so learning to make it at home has been quite a challenge for me.

Not necessarily the making of the food, but the mind shift of how much easier it is to order our favorite take-out.

So far, though, I have mastered the chicken fried rice recipe, and we seem to enjoy it as much as the take-out version! I've got it on my list to try Erin's peanut noodles and sesame chicken.

And now, I’ve got a delicious orange chicken recipe too. I made this recipe a tad easier too by cooking it in the slow cooker all day.

The chicken becomes so tender and flavorful, and perfect on a bed of rice.

Do you have family traditions centered around food? I’d love to hear about them! A favorite restaurant? Or a favorite recipe? Now that the holidays are past us, is there a special tradition you have this time of year?

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Crockpot Orange Chicken Recipe

    8 Servings


  • 2 pounds Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, Cut bite size
  • 1/4 cup Soy Sauce
  • 3/4 cup Orange Juice Concentrate, Thawed
  • 1/2 cup Light Brown Sugar, Packed
  • 2 tablespoons White Vinegar
  • 3/4 cup Water
  • 1/2 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 2 cloves Garlic, Pressed
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
To Thicken:
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 2 tablespoons Cornstarch
  • Green Onion and Jasmine Rice, For serving


  1. In a large slow cooker, combine chicken with soy sauce, orange juice, brown sugar, vinegar, water, red pepper, garlic, and salt.
  2. Heat on low, covered, for 6 hours.
  3. Fifteen minutes before serving, combine water with cornstarch (whisking them together).
  4. Pour into slow cooker, mix and allow to thicken (15 minutes to an hour).
  5. Serve over cooked rice and add green onion for garnish. ENJOY!


Cooking Method:
Slow Cooker
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Author: Aimee Shugarman
Recipe Yields: 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 360 minutes
Total Time: 375 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 20
Calories 216

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g
  Saturated Fat 1g
Sodium 705mg
Total Carbohydrate 24g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 23g
Protein 24g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Aimee Shugarman

About Aimee

Aimee Shugarman of Shugary Sweets likes all things sweet, as you can probably guess. Writing about homemade candy came naturally, and we're oh so thankful she's our Candy Fanatic.

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