Slow Cooker Orange Chicken Breasts

"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."
photo by Jubes photo by Jubes
photo by Jubes
Ready In:
3hrs 30mins


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


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

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  1. Jubes
    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
  2. onlyjennyodie
    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.
  3. Top of the Hill
    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.
  4. Anne2003
    Good recipe. I would rate 4.5 if possible. I only used 2 chicken breasts and left the amounts of the sauce ingredients the same. I cooked on low for 6 hours. During the last hour of cooking, I chopped the chicken and put back in and added the sour cream. I served with rice and peas. Next time, I think I might serve with fresh vegetables as shown in the picture.


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