Slow Cooker Orange Chicken

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This lightly spicy, sweet, tender orange chicken is made effortlessly in a slow cooker and makes your busy weeknight simpler!

chicken in orange sauce with bell pepper, chop sticks, and rice

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Gluten Free Simple Slow Cooker Orange Chicken

I love Orange Chicken. It is one of my favorite things to order from Chinese Food restaurants. The only problem is because they bread and fry the chicken, it is not only full of calories and fat- but it is full of gluten, so little man can’t share. I decided to come up with a way we can enjoy a lighter, gluten-free way to enjoy orange chicken at home- and this Slow Cooker Orange Chicken fits the bill perfectly!

This is a fabulously easy recipe you can toss in the slow cooker during naptime and have ready by dinner- just serve with rice and some steamed veggies for a complete meal!

One note: if you are gluten free, PLEASE check your ingredients closely. BBQ sauce and Orange Marmalade can contain gluten- but there are plenty of GF brands. Just check your labels! If not GF- no worries!

Do you have a favorite slimmed down meal based off of a takeout dish? I’d love to see it!

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Slow Cooker Orange Chicken Recipe

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Slow Cooker Orange Chicken served on a white plate.

Slow Cooker Orange Chicken

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes

This effortless slow cooker version of classic orange chicken has all the flavor without the mess or hassle of frying.


  • 2 Chicken Breasts
  • 1 cup orange marmalade
  • 1 cup Bar-b-que sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chili paste
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • Green onions, sliced
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste


  1. Dice chicken into 2" chunks
  2. Place the chicken, bell pepper, and onion in the slow cooker.
  3. Cook on high for 2 hours or low for 4.
  4. After about 2 hours of cooking, drain off any excess liquid.
  5. Add in marmalade, bbq sauce and chili paste, continue cooking until sauce thickens, about 2 hours on high, 4 on low.
  6. Serve with rice and enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 380Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 52mgSodium 901mgCarbohydrates 70gFiber 3gSugar 58gProtein 21g

Nutrition is automatically calculated by Nutritionix - please verify all nutrition information independently and consult with a doctor or nutritionist for any and all medical and diet advice.

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  1. After making this, I plan on using less barbeque sauce and more orange marmalade (maybe 1/2 a cup BBQ and 13 oz of orange marmalade)