Crockpot Mandarin Orange Chicken

You'll love the sweet and savory flavors in this easy to prepare Crockpot Mandarin Orange Chicken -  A satisfying meal that's perfect to make any night of the week.

A closeup of Crockpot Mandarin Orange Chicken on a bed of rice on a plate

This crockpot orange chicken is so easy to make. The recipe features boneless, skinless chicken thighs placed on a bed of sliced onions and topped with an incredible orange sauce made with orange preserves, orange juice, ginger, garlic, and soy sauce.

Why This Recipe Works

  • All of the ingredients are placed in a crockpot and in a few hours you are able to enjoy a flavorful, hearty meal!
  • Cooking the chicken in the crockpot makes the chicken incredibly tender and is lovely served over a bed of rice with the fragrant orange sauce poured over the top.

Ingredient Notes

See recipe box below for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions. 

  • Chicken thighs: Use boneless, skinless chicken thighs.
  • Onion: I use one medium sized onion.
  • Orange juice: Use freshly squeezed or bottled orange juice.
  • Salt and black pepper: For flavor.
  • Ground ginger: I use ground ginger for convenience.
  • Mandarin oranges: I use an 11oz can of Mandarin oranges.
  • Flour: Use all-purpose flour.

How To Make This Recipe

  1. Place chicken in the slow cooker.
  2. In a small bowl, combine onion, orange juice concentrate, salt, pepper and ginger. Pour over chicken.
  3. Cover and cook on low 4-5 hours.
  4. In a saucepan, combine 3 tablespoons reserved mandarin orange juice and flour. Stir until smooth.
  5. Stir in chicken cooking juices. Bring to a boil. Stir and cook for 2 minutes to thicken.
  6. Stir in mandarin oranges.
  7. Pour over chicken.
  8. Serve with rice or quinoa.

A closeup of Crockpot Mandarin Orange Chicken on a bed of rice on a plate

Expert Tips

  • I love using chicken thighs because they stay moist and tender. You can use a boneless, skinless chicken breast instead if necessary.
  • Feel free to adjust the amount of spices you use according to taste.

Frequently Asked Questions

How To Store Leftover Crockpot Mandarin Orange Chicken?

Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

What Should I Serve With Crockpot Mandarin Orange Chicken?

Baked Rice

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Edamame Salad

If you're looking for a Slow Cooker Orange Chicken for One, you can find that recipe as well as many other single serving recipes by visiting our One Dish Kitchen site.

Enjoy!

Crockpot Mandarin Orange Chicken

You'll love the sweet and savory flavors in this easy to prepare Crockpot Mandarin Orange Chicken. A satisfying dinner that's perfect to make any night of the week.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 15 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Joanie Zisk

Ingredients

  • 6 chicken thighs , boneless and skinless
  • 1 medium sized onion , thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup orange juice concentrate
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 11 oz . can mandarin oranges , drained (with 3 tablespoons juice reserved)
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Instructions

  • Place chicken in the slow cooker. Combine onion, orange juice concentrate, salt, pepper and ginger in a small bowl. Pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low 4-5 hours.
  • In a saucepan, combine 3 tablespoons reserved mandarin orange juice and flour. Stir until smooth. Stir in chicken cooking juices. Bring to a boil. Stir and cook for 2 minutes to thicken. Stir in mandarin oranges. Pour over chicken. Serve with rice or quinoa.

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