Tasty Orange Chicken


Tasty Orange Chicken

Slow cooker Chinese food has never been so easy to make! Plus, we've included a recipe for homemade orange chicken sauce.

One of the highest demanded items on our site is slow cooker Chinese chicken, so in response, we decided to give the people what they want. Here's our version of Tasty Orange Chicken straight from our Test Kitchen.

This is one of the most popular slow cooker chicken recipes where Chinese food is concerned, and we felt like it was time to try our hand at it. Now we can definitively say, that this recipe is utterly delightful. Simply prepare your orange sauce, chop boneless chicken breast into small chunks, brown them, and throw everything in the slow cooker. It's really that simple!

Prepare some white rice and you can pair that with your chicken dish. Why go to a Chinese restaurant when you can eat something just as good in your own kitchen? Try this today. 

Preparation Time20 min

Slow Cooker Time LOW5 hr

OccasionCasual Dinner Party, Family Get Together



  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch + 1 tablespoon cold water
  • 8 ounces frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed or microwaved
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey


  1. In a bowl, whisk together orange juice concentrate, brown sugar, salt, balsamic vinegar, ketchup, corn starch-water mixture and honey. Set aside.

  2. Pour flour into a small mixing bowl along with chunks of chicken. Cover the chicken with flour completely, shaking off any excess clumps of flour that may accumulate.

  3. Pour olive oil in a skillet, and brown the flour-covered chicken.
    *Don't worry about cooking chicken through -- it will cook fully in the slow cooker. Just get a nice brown color on the outside of the chicken chunks. Your chicken should be slightly crispy. Cook until you've reached your desired level of crispiness.

  4. Pour your browned and crispy chicken and your orange sauce into the slow cooker, and stir.

  5. Cook on HIGH for 2-3 hours or on LOW for 5-6 hours.

  6. Serve over rice and garnished with an orange slice (optional).

Have you made this? Tell us about it in the comments below!

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I totally agree with you Member 0520951, I tried this and there seems to be way too much juice concentrate. I'm almost thinking that it might be a typo in the recipe since it is so overkill. Aside from that, adding cornstarch to the flour will really help crisp things up a bit, and I would use vegetable oil or peanut oil instead of olive oil to ensure I can get the oil hot enough for pan - frying without it beginning to smoke.

Sorry, but I didn't care for this at all. First of all, the chicken did not crisp up like I expected it to. Then, I found the taste of the orange juice concentrate to be overpowering, and not really tasting orangy. Much too concentrated. It was all you could taste. It also was very dry. I ended up adding soy sauce and some chicken broth and it helped enough that we were able to eat it. Not one I will be trying again. So sorry. Just being honest with how I found it to be.

I love orange chicken, so I will need to give this recipe a try! I think making it in the slow cooker will be a great idea, too.

I love orange chicken, but I've always been intimidated by the sauce. I can't wait to give this recipe a try.

This looks so delicious! I was looking for something different to make this weekend, and this is it. I think I'll get out two slow cookers and make this recipe and some slow cooker beef and broccoli. It will save us money and I know it will be fresh.


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