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Slow-Cooker Chicken With Orange Sauce {And Grand Marnier}. Low Carb and gluten free
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Slow-Cooker Chicken With Orange Sauce {And Grand Marnier}

Slow-cooker chicken simmers in an orange marinade. The juices are finished off with butter and Grand Marnier for a silky smooth and delicious sauce elegant enough for company, easy enough for your family! Gluten free and low carb!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 10 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 572kcal
Author: Cynthia


  • 5 pounds bone-in chicken pieces breasts, thighs or drumsticks, trimmed of excess fat
  • 2 oranges, zest and juice about 1/2 cup
  • 1/4 cup gluten free soy sauce or tamari
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 Tablespoons honey
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 Tablespoons cold butter cut into small pieces
  • 3 Tablespoons Grand Marnier


  • Place chicken pieces in large slow-cooker.
  • Mix together zest and orange juice, soy sauce, garlic, honey, brown sugar, salt and pepper. Pour over chicken pieces.
  • Cover and cook on high for 3 hours or on low for 6 hours.
  • Pre-heat broiler to high. Place rack in upper 1/3 of oven. Remove birds from slow-cooker. Strain juices into a sauce pan.
  • Over medium heat, cook juice until reduced by about half, and slightly thicker, about 10 minutes. While sauce is reducing, Place chicken pieces on a foil lined baking sheet and brown under broiler about 5 minutes, or until skin is golden brown.
  • When sauce is reduced, add Grand Marnier and whisk in butter, 1 Tablespoon at a time until sauce is smooth.
  • Place chicken on a platter and pour sauce over chicken or serve sauce on the side.


Serving: 1person | Calories: 572kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 167mg | Sodium: 900mg | Potassium: 457mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 606IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 2mg