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Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken

This delicious Apricot Chicken recipe is slow cooked and glazed to perfection. This recipe would be delicious with orange preserves in place of apricot as well!

Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken glazed recipe

Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken

Also try this Slow Cooker Cabbage Roll Soup, and the ever-popular Slow Cooker Ham! But if it’s crockpot chicken recipe you’re after, may I suggest this Crockpot Whole Chicken recipe.

Here’s another ode of slow cooker love – Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken! It’s the perfect apricot chicken recipe!

See, we make chicken in this household, a lot. So, to beat the usual and ordinary, I have to find alternate ways to make chicken. Like this wonderful Slow Cooker Chicken Marsala.

Or else the same old is just boring, and I run the risk of the kids turning up their noses. Not out of dislike, but of repetition. And, we all don’t handle that very well at all.

Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken is easy, fast, and very delicious. It’s a change-up from the usual, and packs a punch when it comes to flavour. Plus, with the season right now, it’s a sweet taste that screams summer.

Slow Cooker Apricot Glazed Chicken recipe

At the same time, there are no lazy days of summer around here. I still need dinners that fit the schedule in June, when we seem to be the busiest. That’s where the beauty of this recipe comes in.

Slow cooked meals are very welcome in my home, since we’re usually running like mad right after school, until bedtime.

That being said, I’ll also make this when school is out, so our dinner can cook while we’re taking in other things. It’ll be nice to spend the day at the splash park and come home to a dinner that is underway.

I like to side this recipe with seasonal veggies and perhaps some rice. Save room for dessert though! It is summer after all. 😉

slow cooker apricot chicken
Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken glazed recipe

Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Such a delicious recipe for Apricot Chicken, slow cooked and glazed to perfection. This recipe would be delicious with orange preserves in place of apricot as well!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, each breast sliced into 3 long pieces
  • ½ cup apricot preserve
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tbsp ketchup
  • 2 tsp bottled horseradish, fresh or cream style, not with beet juice}
  • ½ tsp hot sauce
  • ½ tsp worcestershire sauce
  • ⅛ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ pkg dry onion soup mix, or make your own}

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl combine everything except chicken breast. Use a whisk to mix well.
  2. Place chicken pieces into the bottom of a slow cooker. Pour apricot mixture over the top, making sure the chicken is covered.
  3. Cover and cook on high for 1 hour, then reduce heat to low and cook 3 additional hours.
  4. Spoon sauce over chicken pieces and serve immediately.

Notes

Do not overcook or the chicken will become tough. This recipe would be delicious with orange preserves in place of apricot as well!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 4 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 340Saturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 84mgSodium: 759mgCarbohydrates: 5gSugar: 4gProtein: 24g

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25 Comments

  1. I LOVE using apricot on meats. This looks wonderful and it came out of a slow cooker, so double win!

  2. I’ve been looking for some new slow cooker recipes to try this summer – this one is definitely going on my list. This looks amazing!

  3. I would never have thought to put Apricot & Chicken together,but this sure looks delicious

  4. This looks so good! I have made apricot chicken before the old fashioned way and it didn’t look as good as this.

  5. Yummy sounds so delish , i will def be making this , love new recipes with Chicken . thanks for sharing !

  6. Looks good! Never stop to think you could overcook chicken in the slow cooker, maybe that is why when I have tried it, it has turned out dry. Will have to watch my cooking time from now on.

  7. I love the fact that this is made in a slow cooker, much nicer than standing over a hot stove in the summer :-). Think I might cut back on the horseradish, hot sauce and worcestershire sauce, I like my food mild 🙂

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  9. This Slow-Cooker Apricot Chicken looks delicious. I am going to save this recipe and make it. I am always on the lookout for good chicken recipes. Thank you for this recipe.

  10. I have some dried apricots on hand……would I dice them to use them?
    Or must I hydrate them first, to use them?

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