Slow-Cooker Saucy Orange-Barbecued Chicken

Sweet-and-sour tang makes this chicken dish stand out, while the slow-cook method in place of barbecue makes it easy with faster clean-up.

  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 7 hr 35 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1
tablespoon vegetable oil
2
packages (1.5 lb each) bone-in chicken thighs, skin removed

Sauce

3/4
cup chili sauce
1/3
cup orange marmalade
1
tablespoon packed brown sugar
1
tablespoon Dijon mustard
1
tablespoon red wine vinegar
1
teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 Spray 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook chicken in oil 8 to 10 minutes, turning occasionally, until brown on both sides (cook a few pieces at a time if all don’t fit in skillet).
  • 2 Place chicken in slow cooker. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 6 to 7 hours or until chicken is tender. About 30 minutes before serving, in 1-quart saucepan, heat sauce ingredients over medium heat 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened.
  • 3 Drain excess liquid from slow cooker. Pour sauce over chicken; cook 10 to 15 minutes longer.

Expert Tips

Serve this saucy entrée with French fries, using any extra sauce on your plate as a dip.

Substitute your favorite preserves, such as plum or even raspberry, for the orange marmalade.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
690
(
Calories from Fat
280),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
31g
31%
(Saturated Fat
9g,
9%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
210mg
210%;
Sodium
990mg
990%;
Total Carbohydrate
32g
32%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
22g
22%
),
Protein
72g
72%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
35%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 10 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.