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Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken

This slow cooker apricot chicken is one of those great slow cooker dinners that only takes a few minutes prep time, but rewards you with a delicious meal at the end of the day.

My version of apricot chicken start with searing the chicken, softening some onion then adding those classic apricot ingredients along with Dijon Mustard and fresh thyme leaves.

Slow cooker apricot chicken in white baking dish

The end result is a flavour packed dinner that the entire family is sure to enjoy. Serve it with rice, mashed potatoes or pasta and a side of steamed vegetables.

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Slow cooker apricot chicken in white baking dish

What you need

To make this slow cooker dinner you will need:

  • Boneless chicken thighs
  • Olive oil
  • Onion
  • Can apricot nectar
  • Can apricot halves
  • Sachet French onion soup mix
  • Fresh thyme leaves (or dried)
Slow cooker apricot chicken in white baking dish

Slow cooker apricot chicken recipe

Slow cooker apricot chicken in white baking dish

Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken

Yield: Serves 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes

This flavour filled slow cooker apricot chicken is a great weeknight dinner that the entire family will love.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 500g boneless chicken thighs, cut into large chunks
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 40g sachet French onion soup mix
  • 405ml can apricot nectar
  • 410g can apricot halves in juice, drained
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme leaves, leaves removed and stalks discarded

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan or the slow cooker if it has a sear function. Sear the chicken until browned. Set aside
  2. Cook the onions until softened. Return the chicken to the slow cooker along with the soup mix, apricot nectar, drained apricot halves, dijon mustard and thyme leaves.
  3. Cook for 4 hours on high or 6 hours on low.

Notes

Serve this apricot chicken with rice, mashed potatoes or pasta, and a serve of steamed vegetables.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 402Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 154mgSodium: 320mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 3gSugar: 32gProtein: 33g
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