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Slow Cooker Mandarin Orange Chicken

Slow cooker mandarin orange chicken is an incredible and easy dish. Tender chicken pieces and green beans cooked together in a sauce that is just the right balance of savory and sweet.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 15 mins
Course: Brunch, dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Crockpot orange chicken, slow cooker mandarin chicken
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 467kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1½-2 lbs chicken breast or thighs cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 -1½ cups fresh green beans cut into 1" - 2" pieces
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar or sugar free replacement
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 11 oz. can, mandarin oranges with all juice
  • 3 tablespoon corn starch

Instructions

  • Place bite sized pieces of chicken into slow cooker
    1½-2 lbs chicken breast or thighs
  • Add in green beans, orange juice, mandarin orange juice (reserving mandarins for later), broth, and all spices.
    1 -1½ cups fresh green beans, 1 cup chicken broth, 1 cup orange juice, 3 tablespoon Soy Sauce, 2 tablespoon brown sugar, 1 tablespoon minced garlic, 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil, 11 oz. can, mandarin oranges with all juice, 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • stir to fully combine. cover slow cooker and cook on low 3-5 hours
  • confirm when chicken is ready by using a meat thermometer. Chicken is safe to eat when it reaches an internal temperature of 165ºF.
  • 30-45 minutes prior to serving, mix cornstarch with 3 tablespoons of cold water in a separate bowl.
    3 tablespoon corn starch
  • stir cornstarch mixture into slow cooker and allow for your dish to cook for another 30 minutes.
  • Add mandarin orange sliced into slow cooker and gently stir to combine. Be carefully not to mash up the mandarin pieces when stiring.

Notes

  • Adding cornstarch is meant to help thicken your sauce a bit. If you are in a rush or prefer a thinner sauce, you can skip this step.
  • Calories and other nutritional calculations are based on using chicken breast.  

Nutrition

Calories: 467kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 52g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 1566mg | Potassium: 1325mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 1726IU | Vitamin C: 89mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 2mg