Slow Cooker Orange Chicken

Chicken thighs slow cooked in a flavorful orange sauce provide an easy dinner option you can look forward to on busy days.
4 Servings Recipe By Pin Print
Slow Cooker Orange Chicken


  • 2 pounds Chicken, Thighs, Boneless/Skinless
  • ½ tablespoons Sea Salt
  • 6 ounces Orange Juice Concentrate, Frozen
  • 3 tablespoons Honey
  • ½ ounces Applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon Balsamic Vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons Ketchup

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Nutritional Information

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Make It Now Cooking Directions

These directions are for cooking this recipe to serve immediately and NOT to freeze for later.

  1. In a large bowl combine sea salt, orange juice concentrate, honey, applesauce, balsamic vinegar, and ketchup.
  2. Place chicken thighs in bottom of slow cooker.
  3. Pour sauce over chicken.
  4. Cook on low 6 hours.

Freeze For Later Cooking Directions

These directions help you cook or prepare this meal PRIOR to being frozen for serving later (see Serving Day Directions when you are ready to prepare it to eat).

Why would I want to freeze this?

  1. Divide chicken thighs between indicated number of gallon freezer storage bags.
  2. In a large bowl combine sea salt, orange juice concentrate, honey, applesauce, balsamic vinegar, and ketchup.
  3. Divide sauce mixture and pour over chicken in the gallon freezer bags.
  4. Label and freeze.

Make From Frozen Serving Day Directions

These directions help you cook or reheat this meal AFTER it's been frozen for when you are ready to eat it.

  1. Cook on low in slow cooker for 6 hours.


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    1. Terri – only our diet recipes contain nutritional information on the recipes. However, this is the tool we use to calculate.

    1. I think the above recipe would be easily adaptable to a slow cooker! Just put the chicken thighs in the bottom and the sauce over the top!

  1. 6 hours prep AFTER freezing? I need things that take < 5 minutes to prep after they are frozen. What is the point of all this?

    1. Hi Aaron! I totally understand- sometimes you just need something quick and easy. The beauty of this meal is it goes in the slow cooker so you can throw it in the crockpot in the morning and the work is done for you. If that doesn’t work for you, you could always cook it in the slow cooker first and then freeze it fully cooked. Then you could just reheat. Hope that helps!

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