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Slow Cooker Skinny Orange Chicken (So Easy)

Slow Cooker Skinny Orange Chicken is bursting with sweet orange flavor, a little mild spiciness, and is so EASY! It’s exactly the kind of recipe I need on my work days, especially since I don’t live near takeout food!
Course chicken, Slow Cooker
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Author Amy


  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts cubed
  • 1/2 c. cornstarch
  • 1/2 c. soy sauce
  • 1/4 c. orange juice concentrate
  • 2 T. tomato paste
  • 1 c. chicken broth
  • 1/2 c. honey
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 T. orange zest
  • dash cayenne pepper
  • salt to taste I used a few dashes
  • brown or white rice cooked
  • sesame seeds optional
  • scallions optional


  • Add cubed chicken to a bag, add cornstarch, toss to coat. Put chicken in slow cooker.
  • In a separate bowl add soy sauce, orange juice concentrate, tomato paste, chicken broth, honey, garlic, ginger, orange zest, pepper, and salt. Stir together until combined. Pour over chicken in slow cooker. Either refrigerate until ready to cook, or begin cooking. Slow cook on high 4 hours or on low 6-8 hours.
  • After cooking time, stir and check for consistency. If the sauce is too thin, make a slurry by mixing about a tablespoon of cornstarch with about 1/4 cup water. Add slurry to the sauce and continue cooking for about 20 minutes. If the sauce is too thick, add chicken broth, orange juice (my favorite), or water until you get desired consistency.
  • Serve over rice. Garnish with sesame seeds and scallions.