Slow-Cooker Shredded Orange Sesame Chicken

Slow-Cooker Shredded Orange Sesame Chicken Recipe

February 8, 2019

It’s slow-cooker shredded chicken meets Chinese takeout! This sweet and savory recipe is perfect for make-ahead meals. It is a versatile recipe because you can put it over cauliflower rice or spoon it onto a salad. So many easy and delicious options! It is delicious and healthy, and fits into a bariatric surgery meal plan.

Slow-Cooker Shredded Orange Sesame Chicken Recipe

Recipe by: Lisa Lillien (a.k.a. Hungry Girl)
Makes 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes; Cook Time: 3 - 4 hours on high or 7 - 8 hours on low


  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup orange marmalade
  • 2 tbsp. light/reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tsp. chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 1/2 lbs. raw boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1/4 tsp. each salt and black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. sesame seeds
  • Optional seasoning: red pepper flakes


  1. In a slow cooker, combine broth, marmalade, soy sauce, garlic, and onion powder. Stir until uniform.
  2. Season chicken with salt and pepper, and add to the slow cooker.
  3. Cover and cook on high for 3 - 4 hours or on low for 7 - 8 hours, until the chicken is fully cooked.
  4. Transfer chicken to a large bowl. Shred with two forks.
  5. Return chicken to slow cooker, add sesame seeds, and mix well.

Nutritional Info Per Serving

Calories 195; Carbohydrates 13 grams; Fat 3.5 grams; Protein 26.5 grams



Lisa Lillien (a.k.a. Hungry Girl) is the creator of the Hungry Girl brand. She is the founder of, the free daily email service that entertains and informs hungry people everywhere. More than 1,000,000 fans eagerly wait for Hungry Girl’s recipes, food finds, and tips & tricks each weekday. Lisa is the author of 10 best-selling books, 6 of which debuted at #1 on the New York Times Best Sellers list. Her television show, Hungry Girl, airs on both Food Network and Cooking Channel.
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