Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours on low
Juicy chicken with a little kick of sweetness!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 6 - boneless chicken thighs
  • 1 - 8 oz jar(s) apricot preserves
  • 1/2 - cup(s) French salad dressing
  • 2 - Tbsp minced onion
  • 1 - tsp garlic powder
  • - Salt and pepper
  • Side: - dinner rolls**
  • Side: - veggies**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Place the chicken thighs into the base of the slow cooker.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, combine the apricot preserves, French dressing, minced onion and garlic powder. Pour over top of the chicken in the slow cooker. Season with a little salt and pepper over the top.
  3. Set on low and cook for 6 hours. (Note: if you wish to cook on low for 8 hours, add 1/2 cup water or chicken stock to the sauce.)
  4. Warm dinner rolls.
  5. Prepare veggies.
  6. Serve Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken with dinner rolls and veggies.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Whisk together 2 cups apricot preserves, 1 cup French dressing, 4 Tbsp minced onion, 2 tsp garlic powder and a few pinches of salt and pepper.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • Salt and pepper
  • Half of the prepared apricot sauce

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to slow cooker and cooking on low for 6 hours.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Use gluten-free French dressing and serve with gluten-free sides.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and add all ingredients to the slow cooker. Set on low and cook for 6 hours.
Serve with dinner rolls and veggies.

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