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Slow-Cooker Saucy Orange-Barbecued Chicken

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Slow-Cooker Saucy Orange-Barbecued Chicken
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 7 hr 35 min
  • Servings 4
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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.
Updated Feb 9, 2010

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

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Serve this saucy entrée with French fries, using any extra sauce on your plate as a dip.
  • tip 2
    Substitute your favorite preserves, such as plum or even raspberry, for the orange marmalade.

Nutrition

690 Calories, 31g Total Fat, 72g Protein, 32g Total Carbohydrate, 22g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
690
Calories from Fat
280
Total Fat
31g
47%
Saturated Fat
9g
45%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
210mg
70%
Sodium
990mg
41%
Potassium
950mg
27%
Total Carbohydrate
32g
11%
Dietary Fiber
3g
14%
Sugars
22g
Protein
72g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
35%
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 Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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