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How To Make A Healthier CrockPot Orange Chicken

Updated on April 18, 2013

Healthy Crockpot Orange Chicken - A Pinterest DO!

I love my Slow Cooker. That's the only type of cooking I really do. This wonder appliance has saved many a family time and money. It's almost like magic. Add some meat, vegies, spices in the morning and when you get home from work, Voila, a delicious dinner for the entire family.

You've probably noticed that since the popularity of Pinterest the number of Crock Pot recipes seem endless. And for the most part they are nutritionally decent. But I have been on a health kick lately and am reinventing recipes to be the healthiest they can be.

This is my version of a recipe I found on Pinterest, Crockpot Orange Chicken. With my healthier alternative recipe I have saved approximately 200 calories per serving.

Add rice and a green salad and you have a very pleasing easy meal.

I hope you enjoy this meal as much as I did.

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 3 hours 55 min
Ready in: 4 hours
Yields: 4-5

Ingredients

  • 4 -5 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 3/4 cup Smucker's Simply Fruit Orange Marmalade
  • 3/4 cup Walden Farms BBQ Sauce
  • 2 tbsp. low sodium Soy Sauce

Instructions

  1. Cook the chicken in the crockpot on high for 3 hours, covered. Drain liquid from crockpot. Mix together remaining ingredients. Pour sauce over chicken in crockpot and continue cooking covered until sauce thickens, 30 - 60 more minutes.
  2. Serve over rice.
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Healthy Alternative Ingredients

Walden Farms Calorie Free Barbecue Sauce Original - 12 fl oz
Walden Farms Calorie Free Barbecue Sauce Original - 12 fl oz

Walden Farms products are all gluten free, fat free, sugar free, and calorie free. This bbq sauce tastes great and helps any dish GUILT FREE.

 
Smucker's  Simply Fruit  Orange Marmalade Spreadable Fruit, 10-Ounce (Pack of 6)
Smucker's Simply Fruit Orange Marmalade Spreadable Fruit, 10-Ounce (Pack of 6)

Why add sugar and calories when a simply fruit alternative is so wonderful tasting.

 
Kikkoman Light Soy Sauce, 10 Ounce
Kikkoman Light Soy Sauce, 10 Ounce

If you use a lower sodium soy sauce your body will than you and your taste buds will never know the difference.

 

Healthy vs Standard Ingredients - See for your self the difference

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Smucker's Simply Fruit Orange Marmalade - Save 10 calories per tablespoonCompare to Smucker's Sweet Orange Marmalade with 50 calories per tblsWalden Farms BBQ Sauce - Save 70 calories per tablespoonCompare to Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce with 70 big Calories per tbls
Smucker's Simply Fruit Orange Marmalade - Save 10 calories per tablespoon
Smucker's Simply Fruit Orange Marmalade - Save 10 calories per tablespoon
Compare to Smucker's Sweet Orange Marmalade with 50 calories per tbls
Compare to Smucker's Sweet Orange Marmalade with 50 calories per tbls
Walden Farms BBQ Sauce - Save 70 calories per tablespoon
Walden Farms BBQ Sauce - Save 70 calories per tablespoon
Compare to Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce with 70 big Calories per tbls
Compare to Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce with 70 big Calories per tbls

Happy 'cause it's Healty

Happy 'cause it's Healty
Happy 'cause it's Healty

High Rated Crock Pots and Slow Cookers

The slow cooker, or Crock Pot by brand, is such a handy tool to have in any kitchen. Cuts down time and expense for a large busy family or makes life easier for a single working person. What ever the reason you might use a slow cooker the recipes available are seemingly endless.

These slow cookers are among the highest rated on amazon.

Hamilton Beach Set 'n Forget Programmable Slow Cooker With Temperature Probe, 6-Quart (33967)
Hamilton Beach Set 'n Forget Programmable Slow Cooker With Temperature Probe, 6-Quart (33967)

A nice basic slow cooker. Large enough for a family stew and programmable too.

 

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    • orcamom lm profile image

      orcamom lm 

      5 years ago

      Recipe looks great - crock pots are great aren't they? Just fill, switch on and forget - my kind of cooking!

    • flinnie lm profile image

      Gloria Freeman 

      5 years ago from Alabama USA

      Hi I am all for cooking healthier too. This look yummy.

    • katiecolette profile image

      katiecolette 

      5 years ago

      We have a crock-pot but I never use it :( I was just thinking it was time to find a recipe or two to add variety to our dinner menu. Thanks for sharing!

    • takkhisa profile image

      Takkhis 

      5 years ago

      Thanks for the yummy recipe! I want to try this :)

    • Richard Binary profile image

      Richard Binary 

      5 years ago

      Brown rice keeps it healthy as well..

    • JauntyGiGi profile imageAUTHOR

      JauntyGiGi 

      5 years ago

      @tracy4 lm: They certainly make life easier. Thanks for visiting.

    • tracy4 lm profile image

      tracy4 lm 

      5 years ago

      Nice lens, Just love those crock pots very ideal for Beef Roast.

    • JauntyGiGi profile imageAUTHOR

      JauntyGiGi 

      5 years ago

      @anonymous: Mmmm, yes. Together rice and beans are a perfect combination. Thanks for visiting.

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      I try and use rice and beans in a lot of my meals.

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      ChristyZ 

      5 years ago

      This looks delicious! Time to dig out my crockpot! :)

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