Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken

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If you are looking for a great new dinner idea, this Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken is the recipe for you. Not only does it taste delicious, but it's fairly easy to make as well (thanks to our wonderful slow cooker!)

Love chicken recipes? Be sure to try our Crockpot Chicken – Honey Garlic and our Crockpot Rotisserie Chicken too!

apricot chicken in the slow cooker

How to Make Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken

This recipe is best made with chicken thighs that still have the bone in and the skin on. You'll also need French dressing, dry onion soup and apricot jam. That's all there is to this recipe. Simple isn't it?

ingredients for apricot chicken

Place the chicken thighs in the bottom of the slow cooker and mix together the other ingredients to form a sauce. Once ready, pour the sauce over the chicken thighs, ensuring you cover them completely.

spooning apricot sauce over chicken thighs in the slow cooker

Now depending on how quickly you want this to be ready, you can either cook on low for 7-8 hours or high for 4-5 hours.

placing the slow cooker lid on the apricot chicken

When ready, your chicken should be well cooked and fall off the bone tender. Serve over a bed of rice with a bit of sauce over the rice as well for extra flavor, if desired.

cooked apricot chicken

Happy Cooking!

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The classic apricot chicken is cooked low and slow all day long in your slow cooker, yielding tender, fall-off-the-bone chicken thighs in a delicious sauce!

Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken

The classic apricot chicken is cooked low and slow all day long in your slow cooker, yielding tender, fall-off-the-bone chicken thighs in a delicious sauce!
4.84 from 6 votes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
4 hours
Course
Main Course
Cuisine
American
Servings
6 thighs
Calories
533
Equipment
Slow Cooker
Author
Fast & Slow Cooking

Ingredients
 

  • 6-8 chicken thighs bone in and skin on

Apricot Sauce

  • 1 cup apricot preserves
  • 1 cup French dressing or Russian Dressing
  • one 1 ounce package dry onion soup mix

Instructions
 

  • Place the chicken thighs in the bottom of your slow cooker.
  • Mix together the sauce ingredients.
  • Pour the sauce over the chicken thighs, covering completely
  • Cook on HIGH for 4-5 hours or on LOW for 7-8.
  • Remove and serve with some sauce drizzled over top of the chicken.

Recipe Notes

  • Calories include ALL of the sauce, so are inaccurate

Nutrition Information

Calories: 533kcal, Carbohydrates: 32g, Protein: 19g, Fat: 38g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g, Monounsaturated Fat: 11g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 111mg, Sodium: 451mg, Potassium: 290mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 24g, Vitamin A: 362IU, Vitamin C: 5mg, Calcium: 27mg, Iron: 1mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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  1. Bennett Denise says

    I know this might sound sill question but Is apricot preserve the same as apricot jam?

    • Fast & Slow Cooking says

      Good question. Yes it is. Thanks for asking!

  2. Jacqueline Fedie says

    Although your recipe reads correctly, you may want to change your introductory comments for the slow cooker version, where it reads: “you can either cook on low for 4-5 hours or high for 7-8”. Low and high are mixed up!

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