AIP Orange Chicken

I’ve gone and done it now!  I’ve somehow managed to convince my 14 year old that AIP is awesome!  How you ask?  Orange chicken.  It’s one of those binge worthy teenage foods and I’m glad I made a triple batch of this because this kid went back for 4 helpings, and then licked his bowl!

I was using my pressure cooker for another dish so, I whipped out my trusty old slow cooker for this one.  Next time, I will try this with my pressure cooker.  Either way, this is a one dish wonderful success!

I paired this with cauliflower fried rice, stir fry veggies and a mixed green salad with mandarin oranges and an orange balsamic dressing. The entire family was in a happy food coma.


AIP slow cooker orange chicken
Cook Time
2 hrs

A popular family favorite, teenagers and toddlers alike won't say not to.

Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Asian
Keyword: AIP, AIP dinner, Cheap Meal, Easy AIP, family friendly, kid friendly
Servings: 5
by: Jen Gault |
  • 3 lbs boneless chicken, chopped in small bite sizes you could use white or dark meat, I used boneless skinless breasts because that's what I had on hand.
To marinade the chicken in
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
For the orange sauce, see recipe in the link provided for the base. It's easiest if you make this ahead of time. If your family is anything like mine...I always have a batch of this on hand.
  • 3 tbsp arrowroot powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp pepper, optional this is an early stage one reintroduction
  • 3-4 stalks green onions, chopped for garnish
  1. Let chopped chicken marinate in citrus juice for at least 30 minutes. The longer the better.

  2. Strain the marinade into a bowl (you will be adding this to your crock pot later). Set your crock pot to high, once warm/hot add your chicken and sprinkle on your arrowroot powder, mix thoroughly.

  3. Add salt (and optional pepper, if you've successfully reintroduced), strained marinade and your honey citrus glaze, stir and let cook on high for 2 hours.

  4. When serving, garnish with green onions.



  1. Letty on July 8, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    Can the arrowroot be subed for cassava flour?

    • Jen on July 8, 2019 at 5:09 pm

      Yes, but, you will need to make the roux separately and then add to your slow cooker.

  2. Kristin on December 20, 2019 at 2:59 am

    Any chance this could be cooked then frozen once made?

    • Jen on December 20, 2019 at 3:40 am

      Yeah, you could definitely make this ahead of time and freeze-especially if you have a food saver.

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