Looking for a filling meal that’s both tasty and easy? This slow cooker apricot chicken is super easy to put together and it won’t break the bank! Chicken is a meat that really gets its fair share of attention–almost to a fault. That’s why it’s great when you come across a dish that’s incredibly flavorful and switches things up just when you think you’re getting into a rut of cooking the same old chicken dish over and over again. Plus, you can easily take the bones of this recipe and apply them to a different protein; pork would be equally delicious, and you can take a mango/apricot chutney approach if you wanted to try making fish. (Just make sure you wrap the fish up in foil before putting it in the crock pot, so it doesn’t fall apart!) The good news with this is that the prep takes less than 10 minutes, so whether or not you mix the apricot seasoning together in the morning or the night before, you’ll still come home to a meal that’s totally ready to go!
Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken
- 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 1/4 cups apricot preserves
- 2/3 cup French dressing
- 1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
- kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
- slivered almonds, optional
- rice, optional
- Season both sides of chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
- In a small bowl, combine apricot preserves, French dressing, onion and garlic powders, and salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
- Place chicken in the base of slow cooker and cover with apricot seasoning.
- Cook on low for 6 hours.
- Prepare rice according to packaging directions.
- Make sure chicken is cooked all the way through, taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary.
- Slice breasts into medallions, transfer to serving plates and serve hot, with rice and almonds.
- Drizzle remaining sauce over the top and enjoy.
Recipe adapted from $5 Dinners