Slow-Cooker Shredded Orange Sesame Chicken Recipe

Apr 10 2018
It’s slow-cooker shredded chicken meets Chinese takeout! This sweet & savory recipe is perfect for make-ahead meals. Serve it over cauliflower rice, spoon it onto a salad, wrap it in a whole-wheat tortilla... So many easy & delicious options!

Hungry Girl's Healthy Slow-Cooker Shredded Orange Sesame Chicken Recipe

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1/6th of recipe (about 1/2 cup): 195 calories, 3.5g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 397mg sodium, 13g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 10g sugars, 26.5g protein

Freestyle
SmartPoints® value 2*

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 3 - 4 hours on high or 7 - 8 hours on low

Ingredients:

1/2 cup chicken broth

1/3 cup orange marmalade (see HG Tip)

2 tbsp. light/reduced-sodium soy sauce

2 tsp. chopped garlic

1 tsp. onion powder

1 1/2 lbs. raw boneless skinless chicken breast

1/4 tsp. each salt and black pepper

1 tbsp. sesame seeds

Optional seasoning: red pepper flakes

Directions:

In a slow cooker, combine broth, marmalade, soy sauce, garlic, and onion powder. Stir until uniform.

Season chicken with salt and pepper, and add to the slow cooker.

Cover and cook on high for 3 - 4 hours or on low for 7 - 8 hours, until chicken is fully cooked.

Transfer chicken to a large bowl. Shred with two forks.

Return chicken to slow cooker, add sesame seeds, and mix well.

MAKES 6 SERVINGS

HG Tip: Save sugar and calories with a low-sugar marmalade, like the kind by Smucker's. If made with low-sugar marmalade, each serving will have 175 calories, 7g carbs, 5g sugars, and a Freestyle SmartPoints® value of 2*.

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