plate of cooked chicken pieces with blood orange slices and text overlay "Blood orange and honey chicken"

Blood Orange and Honey Chicken

With just a few fresh ingredients you can create this lovely Blood Orange and Honey Chicken in your slow cooker. No refined sugar added.


  • 3 blood oranges
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy or tamari sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 whole chicken cut into pieces


  1. Juice the oranges. Finely chop the peel of one of the oranges.

  2. In a medium bowl combine all other ingredients except chicken.

  3. Arrange the chicken in a single layer in a 5-6 quart slow cooker. If the pieces won't all fit in one layer put the wings and backs on the top with the meat side down.

  4. Add the orange sauce, shifting the pieces slightly to make sure all of them are covered with liquid.

  5. Cook approximately 4-5 hours on low, until the chicken breast reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees.

  6. Remove one cup of the cooking liquid about 30 minutes before serving. In a small saucepan cook it down over medium heat until it is thickened. You may want to add a little more honey.

  7. Place the chicken pieces on a foil lined baking sheet with skin side up. Brush the chicken with the glaze and broil for about 5 minutes until browned.