Crock Pot Orange Chicken

Crock Pot Orange Chicken

I love a little Asian-type flair in my food. My husband does too. And, truly I’m in love with my Crock pot! Aren’t we all??? So I totally HAD to make this recipe when Katie used it in her 40 meals in 4 hours! It’s really yummy. I served mine over a mix of stir fried veggies (not made in the Crockpot). You can check out the original recipe here!

Crock Pot Orange Chicken

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken thighs (cut into bite size pieces)
  • 3 T fat (Original recipe calls for Coconut oil I used Olive Oil)
  • juice of 2 oranges
  • zest from 1 orange
  • 1/4 C of Orange Juice
  • 1 t fresh ginger
  • 3 T Soy Sauce
  • 2 T sriracha
  • Chopped Peanuts (low or no salt) for topping

Instructions

  1. Spray Crock Pot with non stick cooking spray
  2. Place cut chicken into crock pot
  3. Mix the rest of the ingredients together except for peanuts and pour over chicken
  4. Cook for 4-6 hours on low
  5. Serve with Stir Fried Veggies or rice or both! and top with chopped peanuts
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Comments

  1. Oh I love orange chicken! One of my favorites!

  2. kerreena says:

    When you make this to freeze first. Can you add in the veggies in the bag with the sauce then freeze and cook everything the chicken and veggies and the crock pot?

    • Yes you totally could. But with the stir fry veggies that I used I thought that they would be too mushy for me and my family by the time the chicken was done. It CAN be done, but I choose not to because I like the veggies separate ;)

      • ArmyGirl11 says:

        or add the veggies in at a later time after the chicken has cooked for a little bit? i know they have the steam fresh bags of frozen veggies you can just throw in the microwave

  3. Cheryl says:

    Thanks! This sounds yummy. Do you think it would work equally as well with chicken breast instead of thighs?

  4. Melissa says:

    The two ingredients with the * do those go in the crockpot as well. And if not what do you do with them? Thank you looks awesome and I cant wait to try it

    • Heather says:

      All except the peanuts. The * only represents that those items are NOT on the food/grocery list for the 40 meals in 4 hours post! The OJ and Soy were in my crock pot ;)

  5. what is sriracha in the orange chicken, I have never heard of this, ty

  6. Why is the orange juice listed twice? Juice from 2 oranges then another 1/4 cup orange juice? Why are they separated? Just wondering.

    • Kendra – I added the extra OJ to give it more of an orange flavor. The extra OJ is not included in the list for 40 meals in 4 hours so I needed to keep it separate ;) Plus wanted to use fresh orange and then extra juice! Enjoy

  7. This sounds yummy! I’ve never added sriracha sauce to orange chicken before. I think I’ll like this change. I’m guessing I’ll skip the peanuts and do toasted sesame seeds instead. :)

  8. Is there a way to substitute dry or candied ginger for the fresh. I never have fresh, and I haven’t cooked with ginger much, but this recipe sounds so good that I want to try it. Thanks for all the great ideas and yummy recipes.

    • I have only used fresh. Sorry :(

    • You know, tHis dish can be made in less than 30 minutes using fresh ingredients. Why use a crock pot at all?

      • why not? Sometimes it’s nice to come home and have dinner waiting. Or sometimes it’s nice to not have to spend 30 minutes in the kitchen when your whole family just got home. Honestly – it’s the reason I do anything in the crock pot – it makes my life – during the hectic time of day – a LOT easier. If you like it “fresh” then you should do it that way :) Happy Cooking

  9. Christin Hardi says:

    Is ‘T’ for tablespoon

  10. Those of you that have tried this recipe the Sriracha sauce. We picked up some today from Walmart since we have never tried it before. That stuff is insanely hot (spice wise). 2T seems like a lot for this unless everything else cuts the heat down some? Would a Sweet Chili Sauce work just as well since they appear from what I read ingredient wise almost the same thing?

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