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Healthy Orange Chicken | Slow Cooker or InstantPot

G-FREE FOODIE

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This Healthy Orange Chicken is an easy, delicious meal. It's gluten-free, simple to put together, and can be made in an InstantPot or in your slow cooker. Oranges, honey, soy sauce (or coconut aminos) and spices come together for a flavorful sweet and savory sauce.

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It calls for one medium-large orange, but sometimes I use two Mandarians or two small blood oranges. You need enough thin slice to cover the bottom of the pot or crock well. You could also swap lime zest for lemon zest too.

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Can I use frozen chicken? Chicken breasts?

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In a word: yes. I've included frozen chicken directions for the InstantPot method. I recommend at least partially thawing for the slow cooker. If you put fully frozen raw chicken in the slow cooker, it's better to use a "high" setting, as you want to make certain the chicken reaches 165 degrees F.

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How to serve this chicken

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I serve this Healthy Orange Chicken over sushi rice or rice noodles, and with watercress if I have it. I add parsley for me and cilantro for everyone else, and maybe a squeeze of lime. You can also serve it over cauliflower rice or on a salad too.