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This easy orange chicken crock pot recipe has a sweet and tangy flavor the whole family will love. Serve with rice and vegetables for a healthy dinner that takes just minutes to prepare.

Easy Orange Chicken Drumsticks in the Crock Pot

  • Author: Bren
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 360 minutes
  • Total Time: 365 minutes
  • Yield: 6 people 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This easy orange chicken crock pot recipe has a sweet and tangy flavor the whole family will love. Serve with rice and vegetables for a healthy dinner that takes just minutes to prepare.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 3 lbs drumsticks (skin on, about 12 drumsticks)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp crushed ginger (crushed or minced)
  • 1/4 tsp crushed garlic (about 2 cloves thru a garlic press)
  • 1/8 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

Instructions

  1. Place drumsticks in the slow cooker in a single layer.
  2. Combine all other ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together.
  3. Pour sauce over drumsticks.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  5. If you prefer crispy skin (as pictured), line a cookie sheet with foil and place drumsticks on the cookie sheet. Save liquid in crock pot.
  6. Cook drumsticks at 425 degrees until they are golden and crispy, about 10 minutes (keep a close eye on them so they do not burn).
  7. Strain liquid from slow cooker into a small saucepan. Heat sauce over medium high heat.
  8. Combine 1/4 cup of water with 1 tbsp of cornstarch and stir to remove all lumps. Whisk cornstarch mixture into hot liquid. Cook and stir until the sauce is thickened and bubbly.
  9. Serve drumsticks with rice, sauce, and vegetables.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 drumsticks
  • Calories: 423

Keywords: easy orange chicken, drumsticks in the crock pot, slow cooker orange chicken

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