Slow Cooker Orange Chicken Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 615 MINUTES

9 ratings
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  • 1 (3-4 lb) roasting chicken
  • 2/3 cup chicken broth
  • 3 oranges, 2 quartered and divided plus 3 orange slices
  • 1 medium onion, quartered
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 bunch rosemary sprigs, (reserve several sprigs for cavity and garnish; finely chop 2 tablespoons)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1/4 cup orange marmalade
  • 1 head garlic
  • paprika, pinch


Step 1

In the bottom of slow cooker, add chicken broth, 4 orange quarters and onion.

Step 2

In a small mixing bowl, stir together butter, chopped rosemary, salt, pepper and marmalade.

Step 3

Salt and pepper the chicken and the cavity. Place rosemary sprigs, garlic and remaining orange quarters inside the cavity.

Step 4

Using your fingers, loosen the skin from the meat. Place half of butter mixture underneath the skin. Rub remaining butter mixture on the outside of the chicken.

Step 5

Place chicken on top of orange quarters and sprinkle with paprika. Cover and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours, or until juices run clear. Garnish with orange slices.

Slow Cooker Orange Chicken


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9 Reviews

Tammy 2/8/2015
This was very de

This was very delicious!I made chicken salad with my do over left over.I used dried cranberries,apples,pecans,orange marmalade,mayonnaise,parsley and a little bit of black pepper.Yum!Yum!

Dianna 12/15/2014
I made this most

I made this most wonderful chicken today in my crock pot....It was so moist and the flavor was so good! My son and my sister just loved it!......The first time I made this Orange Chicken on my Grill.....I did it as a beer can chicken....I added OJ to the beer...and it basted it with the rest of the ingredients and drippings in the pan....Glazed it at the end of cooking for a great crispy skin....So this time I used my crock pot...And I basted it throughout the day....No crispy skin, but non the least a very flavorful skin and meat....But in the crock pot, that is to be expected....I have not idea how this would ever come out dry and flavorless as one critique was stated....This is a keeper in our home......

Erica 12/8/2014
Delicious, and m

Delicious, and my 7 yr old loved it! Thank You!

Dianna 11/1/2014
I made this Grea

I made this Great Recipe....But.....I made it on my Grill.....I made a Beer Can Orange Chicken.....Still.... Low and slow.....I poured 1/2 of the beer in my roasting pan, with the Broth, Onions, Garlic, Chopped Rosemary, and Oranges...I used this to baste my Bird.......I then added OJ, Garlic, Onions, and Chopped Rosemary into my Beer Can.......I prepared the Chicken according to this recipe...Minus stuffing, As The Beer Can Was , The Stuffing.....I really wanted that super moist, flavorful meat, with a Crispy Skin.....It was.....Wonderful!.........I am a Crock Pot Girl and I will also do this dish in my Crockpot Too! A keeper in my Kitchen!....

Brandy 10/18/2014
I so can't wait

I so can't wait to get this in my slow cooker I know my house is goin to smell wonderful thanks for sharing

Robert 10/13/2014
I have done many

I have done many of Paula's recipes and love them but this one did not impress. I cooked it on low and slow and for less time then called for and the meat ended up dry and tasteless and the outside of the chicken was very dry

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The PDN Web 10/8/2014
Hi Jimmy, Thanks

Hi Jimmy, Thanks for your comment! The slices are just for garnish.

Jimmy 10/7/2014
what do you do w

what do you do with the three orange slices?

Rose 10/6/2014
Looks so simple

Looks so simple and it's going to be a huge hit !!! Can't wait to try it.

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