Slow Cooker Orange Chicken Breasts Recipe

2021-05-11
  • Yield: 6
  • Servings: 6
  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 6:00 h
  • Ready In: 6:10 h

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    222.5
  • Carbohydrates

    14.5 g
  • Cholesterol

    70.2 mg
  • Fat

    6.5 g
  • Fiber

    1.3 g
  • Protein

    26.2 g
  • Saturated Fat

    1.3 g
  • Serving Size

    1
  • Sodium

    351.9 mg
  • Sugar

    13.2 g
  • Trans Fat

    3.4 g
  • Unsaturated Fat

    0.9 g
  • Potassium

    310.0 mg
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Slow cooker orange chicken breasts recipe. This is a delicious recipe for slow cooker chicken breasts that are super easy to make and full of flavor. The prep time is as short as the cooking time, which means you can spend more quality time with your friends and family!

Why Serve Slow Cooker Orange Chicken Breasts?

There are many reasons why you should consider making slow cooker orange chicken breasts. Here are the top 3:

1. They’re easy to prepare

2. They’re healthy and low in calories

3. They’re a great way to use up leftover chicken

In this recipe, we’ll be using a slow cooker and preparing the chicken breasts in it for an easy meal that’s perfect for weeknights or any day of the week.

Tips for Making the Perfect Slow Cooker Orange Chicken Breast Recipe

This orange chicken breast recipe is a healthy and delicious dish that can be made with ingredients that are easy to find. This recipe is easy to make and will leave you feeling full for hours. It’s also a great dish for the whole family.

You can cook the chicken breasts in advance, then prepare the sauce and serve it later on when you’re ready to enjoy your meal.

This recipe is perfect for busy people who want a quick meal or those who are always on the go.

How Long Does It Take For Frozen Chicken Breasts to Thaw?

Thawing frozen chicken breasts is a simple task but require patience. It can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 8 hours depending on the thickness of the chicken breasts and how much liquid they are packed with.

It is important to thaw your frozen chicken breasts in the refrigerator so that they don’t release too much liquid into your fridge and cause a mess.

The thawing process takes time, but it’s worth it in the end.

Slow Cooker Orange Chicken Breasts Recipe

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Ingredients

  • 1½ pounds (1.44 kg) skinless and boneless chicken breasts, cut into cubes
  • 1 cup (250 ml) freshly squeezed orange juice (pulp removed)
  • zest from 1 orange
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) light soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes

Method

Step 1

Place cubed chicken breasts at the bottom of the slow cooker. Pour orange juice over the chicken. Stir in the orange zest, soy sauce, and minced garlic.

Step 2

Cover slow cooker and cook on low-heat setting for 5-6 hours. Open the lid and remove the cubed chicken from the slow cooker. Stir cornstarch into the sauce, and mix until you reach the desired consistency.

Step 3

Return chicken to the slow cooker. Stir well, coating with sauce. Cook for a further 15 minutes.

Step 4

Turn off the slow cooker and open the lid. Remove chicken mixture from slow cooker and transfer to serving plates. Serve over the cooked rice. Top with red chili flakes for a little spice.

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