Mandarin Chicken (Crockpot)

Prep Time
Cook Time
1d 7h
Ready In

"Plan a day ahead the chicken need to marinade in the sauce for 24 hours. Photo courtesy SloppyJoe/"

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (395.9 g)
  • Calories 316.1
  • Total Fat - 8.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2 g
  • Cholesterol - 64.2 mg
  • Sodium - 961 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 38.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.7 g
  • Sugars - 23.4 g
  • Protein - 21.9 g
  • Calcium - 260.7 mg
  • Iron - 1.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 18.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

In a large bowl combine the water, ketchup, brown sugar, soy sauce, orange juice concentrate, mustard powder, garlic powder, salt, ginger and black pepper; pour half into a large resealable plastic bag then add in the chicken; seal bag and turn to coat.

Step 2

Refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight, then refrigerate the remaining marinade.

Step 3

Drain and discard the marinade that was used with the chicken.

Step 4

Place chicken in a 5-qt. slow cooker; add reserved marinade; cover and cook on low setting for 7-8 hours or until chicken juices run clear.

Step 5

Combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; gradually stir into chicken mixture.

Step 6

Add the oranges and green pepper; cover and cook on high setting for 30-45 minutes or until thickened.

Step 7

Serve with cooked rice

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



This was good and I will make this again. I did make a few changes for what I had on hand: no frozen concentrate but had some orange juice, so I switched out the water for o.j. I didn't marinade the chicken just tossed everything into the crockpot, it worked :) Used thighs and legs instead of a whole chicken took out when done. Added the bells along with onions, celery and carrots with the cornstarch mixed with o.j. Deboned the chicken and added it back in. This was yummy! I will add a few hot peppers and my husband suggested some orange zest to give it a more orangey taste when I make this again. Thank you Carol for a yummy easy dish.

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(4 Apr 2013)