Every night can be takeout night with this delicious orange chicken recipe. And even better, this is a crockpot version of orange chicken, so you can set it and forget it for maximum ease and delicious flavor. We'll cover the classic variety of orange chicken plus some variations tailored to your tastes and dietary needs.
In a medium bowl, mix the marmalade and barbecue sauce together until smooth. Then add the orange juice, soy sauce, and chicken stock or broth and stir until smooth.
Add the mixture to the crockpot, and then add the chicken to the crockpot. Cook on high for 3 hours.
Carefully remove the chicken with a slotted spoon and cut it into strips or cubes. Put it back in the crockpot and cook it for another 30 minutes.
Serve over white rice and garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.
For best rice results, check out our guide.
If your dish is too runny, consider adding corn or tapioca starch to thicken it. Simply remove the chicken and mix the starch slurry into the sauce.
For extra flavor, consider toasting the sesame seeds for about 4 minutes in a skillet over medium-high heat.
Now that we've mastered classic crockpot orange chicken, let's discuss some variations based on different preferences and dietary restrictions.
Here are some foods you can pair with your orange chicken:
This delicious meal is destined to become a household favorite!