Crock Pot Citrus Ginger Chicken

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 6 mins

This is one of my favorites. The flavor is best if you marinate the chicken in the sauce overnight or freeze in the sauce and thaw in the fridge overnight before cooking. This can also be baked in the oven in around 30 minutes. Serve over a bed of aromatic rice such as jasmine or basmati rice with a mix of steamed vegetables on the side.


  1. Combine marmalade, lime juice, pineapple, soy sauce, mustard, ginger, cayenne, garlic and sugar in a gallon size zip lock bag.
  2. Cut chicken into serving size pieces and add to the sauce. Refrigerate overnight or freeze.
  3. To thaw, place in fridge overnight.
  4. Empty contents of bag into your crockpot and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4-6 hours.
  5. You can also bake this in a 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes or until juices run clear.
  6. If the sauce is too runny when cooked in a crockpot, mix 2 teaspoons cornstarch and 2 tablespoons of water and stir into the sauce. Cook on high until thickened.
Most Helpful

I made this for a crowd and did not get one comment from anyone. It was rather tasteless and the chicken was dry. Will not make this again.

shakpu January 12, 2009

This was very nice! The ginger is very strong, but the citrus comes through as well. I halved the recipe and baked in the oven instead of the crock pot - 25 minutes at 350 was perfect. Served over rice. Thanks for sharing!

flower7 April 24, 2010

This is fantastic and very company worthy. I made as directed, but cooked on low for 6 hours as my slow cooker cooks very fast. The chicken was very moist and flavorful and the sauce was great spooned over the steamed veggies and rice I added to this meal. Thanks for posting this recipe.

Amber of AZ September 01, 2009