All Day Chicken

All Day Chicken

For those days when you just don't have time to cook, use your slow cooker to serve your family a delicious home-cooked meal. Recipes for a slow cooker like this All Day Chicken are great because they cook on their own while you go about your business. With tons of spices and flavorings added to the mix, it's hard to beat a tasty easy chicken recipe like this one. Just toss all of the ingredients in your trusty slow cooker and nine hours later enjoy your chicken dinner!

Cooking Time9 hr 30 min

Cooking MethodSlow Cooker


  • 2 tablespoons frozen orange juice
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 dash allspice
  • 4 pounds chicken, breasts and thighs
  • 1/4 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons margarine or butter
  • 11 mandarin orange sections, drained
  • 1/2 bell pepper, sliced lengthwise
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold milk
  • 1/4 cup cold water


1. The night before you plan on slow cooking your dinner, mix together the marinade ingredients in a large, closable container large enough to also hold the chicken pieces.

2. When marinade is thoroughly mixed, add the chicken, close container and refrigerate until morning.

3. In the morning place the chicken in the slow cooker and add marinade up to about an inch from the top of the container.

4. Set the cooker on low and cover.

5. 6 to 8 hours later, turn the cooker to high.

6. About an hour later, saute the sliced mushrooms in the margarine or butter.

7. Then add the mushrooms (with pan juices), mandarin sections, green pepper and ginger into the slow cooker and stir thoroughly.

8. Mix together the cornstarch, milk and cold water, then gradually add into the slow cooker while stirring until the entire mixture thickens a bit.

9. Re-cover the slow cooker and let simmer for 15 to 30 minutes until serving.

10. Serve with baby carrots and small new potatoes.

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So, after the chicken marinates in this liquid, it is thrown away, right? Then do I make additional marinade to put in the cooker with the chicken?

Ok, I'm assuming in the list of ingredients that everything above the 4 lb. chicken are the ingredients for the marinade. Right?

Blueprairie, I am sorry to say that you are wrong about the marinade. If you were to use the marinade uncooked it would be dangerous, but you are using the chicken, so it is perfectly safe to use the marinade when cooking it with the chicken. If you can't use the marinade, then, doesn't it follow that you could not use the chicken, either. They have both been refrigerated for a short time and will both be cooked on high for 6 to eight hours. Also, the marinade contains salt, sugar, and citrus juice, which all retard spoilage. It would be a shame not to try this dish based upon faulty information. Sometimes when information is dispersed to the public, it is often misunderstood, as in this case. I once worked at a movie theater, but that didn't make me an actor, producer, director, or a screenwriter.

"Reusing marinade: Never reuse marinade used on raw meat or poultry unless you boil it first to destroy any harmful bacteria. If you plan to use some of the marinade as sauce for the cooked food, your best bet is to reserve a portion of the marinade before putting raw meat and poultry in it."

Please do not use the marinade that the raw chicken has been sitting in all day, as cooking liquid. This is very unsafe and could result in food poisoning. Always set aside a cup of marinade (or make extra) for this purpose, to avoid cross-contamination. (Why yes...I do work for the Health Department. How did you guess?

too much food for two people. We need smaller recipes.

Why not just freeze what you don't eat now? Then you have a tasty meal on that next day when you don't feel like cooking. I like the orange and chicken flavor combination. I've never cooked the two together before so this was a new ans interesting taste experience for me and my family.

1/4 Mushroom... 1/4 (what?) Mushrooms



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