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Slow Cooker Orange Chicken

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes


  • 6 oz high quality orange marmalade
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • green onions optional, for topping
  • chicken breasts or tenders about 2 pounds


  • Spray with cooking spray or insert liner in your crock pot.
  • Put your chicken into the crockpot and cook on low for 4hours if frozen, 3 hours if thawed.
  • Remove chicken from slow cooker and cut into chunks. Return to slow cooker.
  • Add all additional ingredients, stir, and cook on low for an additional 1 hour.
  • Turn the slow cooker to high, push all the meat to one side, whisk 2 tablespoons of flour into the side with no meat to thicken the sauce. Stir well.
  • Cook just until thickened, about 5 minutes.
  • Serve over rice.


You can also put the chicken and all the ingredients into the slow cooker in the morning and cook it on low for 8 hours. However, sometimes the sauce will burn if not stirred often through the day. Not always, but sometimes. To help with that I use the method of cooking the chicken and then add then ingredients for the sauce and cooking an additional period of time. Try both methods and see which you prefer.