Slow Cooked Citrus Chicken



Slow Cooked Citrus Chicken

Crockpot Citrus Chicken |

This tasty crockpot chicken recipe is based on a more complicated north African tagine cooked meal.  Throw all the ingredients in a crock-pot, set on low 4-6 hours and dinner is done.  If you don’t have a crockpot: throw all the ingredients into a stockpot, bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer covered ~ 45 minutes.

  • Author: beckie
  • Prep Time: 45 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 Hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Crockpot / Instapot / Braised
  • Cuisine: Moroccan


  • 2 1/2 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 cups carrots, sliced
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 Tbsp ginger, minced
  • 1 Tbsp garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup onions, diced
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) diced oranges, seeds removed
  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped as garnish
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, as garnish
  • 3 cups cooked couscous


  • Preheat oven to 350F.  Toast almonds on a baking sheet ~ 5-7 minutes or until fragrant.
  • Add all ingredients, except cilantro and almonds, to a crock-pot.  Cook on low for 4-6 hours.
  • Serve over Couscous.  Garnish with chopped cilantro and sliced almonds.  Add sea salt to taste.  Happy Eating!  Beckie


  • Wanna get fancy?  Zest the oranges before you dice them and use the zest as a garnish.
  • Don’t have time?  Skip toasting the almonds and use them untoasted.

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Keywords: Citrus, Chicken, Dairy Free, Crockpot, Instant Pot, Braised

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