Slow Cooker Orange Chicken Recipe

Kristy Still | Mommy Hates Cooking Updated

Slow Cooker Orange Chicken can be prepared in the morning for a fabulous dinner when you get home. A great meal after a stressful day...

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This summer is going to be a busy one for us, is it for you? Of course, I do feel like we have more time to relax too but for some reason most have our activities are all throughout the month of June. Once we head into July things slow down just in time to pick up in August when school starts again.

This summer, I decided to keep my kids out of mother’s day out and work around them with my work schedule. It’s a bit of a challenge but I’m looking forward to it. We have several activities planned and vacations too.

The best part I think is our nine days at the beach, but my husband is more excited about all the weekends at the lake. I guess I can count on a good tan this summer for sure.

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I am certain another thing I can count on is very little time for dinner. That’s why I love using my slow cooker during the summer months. I can easily put dinner in on our way out and then I don’t have to rush to get back home and cook.

It just makes life so much more relaxed. I thought I would try out this Slow Cooker Orange Chicken with the family and all loved it. After my son came to terms with the fact that it wasn’t burnt it was just cooked with sauce, he enjoyed it.

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This recipe combines my teriyaki sauce with orange zest along with orange juice to give it a hint of citrus. I love that taste paired with rice. We like to add a little broccoli to this dish too. It makes for a delicious and easy meal.

Are you ready to try a bite? Eat up!

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Slow Cooker Orange Chicken Recipe

    6 Servings

Ingredients

  • 6 Chicken Drumsticks
  • 1/2 cup Tamari Gluten Free Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Orange Juice
  • 2 tablespoons Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 clove Garlic, Crushed
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon Orange Zest
  • Cooked Rice, To serve

Directions

  1. Spray a 6-quart slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Place drumsticks in the slow cooker.
  3. Combine the soy sauce, juice, vinegar, brown sugar, granulated sugar, garlic, ginger, and orange zest in a small mixing bowl.
  4. Carefully pour over the chicken in the slow cooker.
  5. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
  6. Serve over cooked rice.

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Author: Kristy Still
Recipe Yields: 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 480 minutes
Total Time: 495 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 72
Calories 241

% Daily Value*
14%
Total Fat 9g
10%
  Saturated Fat 2g
70%
Sodium 1677mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate 14g
0%
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 12g
44%
Protein 22g

* 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.
Kristy Still

About Kristy

Kristy turned her hatred of cooking into a new outlet for creativity. Now that's the kind of attitude we're fanatical about! She blogs about all sorts of good food on Mommy Hates Cooking. On Food Fanatic, she's tackling all things Gluten Free.