Slow Cooker Orange Chicken Breasts

Total Time
3hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 3 hrs

Who doesn't like ease of preparation and a delicious dinner when you walk in the door. Comes the Fall, I am into my Slow Cooker. From my 3-ingredients Slow Cooker Cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 chicken breasts (I prefer bone in and skin on)
  • salt and pepper
  • cooking oil
  • 12 cup orange juice concentrate
  • 1 cup sour cream


  1. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat a large sauté pan and add a couple of tablespoons of oil.
  3. Sear the chicken, skin side down, until well browned.
  4. Turn and brown the other side.
  5. Place the chicken breasts into the slow cooker and add the orange juice concentrate.
  6. Don't dilute with water.
  7. Cook for 3 hours on high or 5 to 6 hours on low.
  8. Remove the chicken and keep it warm.
  9. Degrease the sauce with a ladle and stir the sour cream into the sauce.
  10. Serve each chicken breasts with some of the sauce poured over the top.
Most Helpful

Great recipe. The chicken was so tender- tasted like baked chicken. I used skinless and boneless chicken. The sauce was very tasty. I added some onion powder with the sour cream and warmed for about 15 mins in the crock. Spread over the chicken and topped with some freshly cracked black pepper. I was a little skeptical that this would be a winner- but was pleasantly surprised. The sauce was very tasty for so little effort. A nice change to tomatoe based slow-cooker/crockpot dinners. Photo also being posted. Edited to add- 5 hours was plenty of cooking time on slow for me

**Jubes** November 05, 2007

OMG so yummy and EASY! I had three large boneless skinless breasts, and I literally just rinsed them, patted dry, dumped into the crockpot with the orange juice concentrate, and after 3 hours on high - tada! The chicken was tender and juicy, and the sauce was awesome. I'm going to try it with pineapple-orange juice next time.

onlyjennyodie February 23, 2013

Very tasty, better than I expected. The whole family liked it. I made the sauce with Daisy light sour cream and it worked well, I was the only one that used the sauce. Also, not overbearing orange flavor, nice! We ate it on a busy weeknight so I didn't fix anything special but it would be nice with pasta or rice.

Top of the Hill April 30, 2012