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Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken

This slow cooker apricot chicken recipe is tender chicken thighs in a delicious sweet and savory sauce. A super easy dinner option!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword slow cooker apricot chicken, slow cooker chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 349kcal
Author Dinner at the Zoo

Ingredients

  • 6 bone-in skin-on chicken thighs can also use boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • 1 cup apricot preserves
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the apricot preserves, soy sauce, dijon mustard and ginger. Set aside.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large pan over high heat. Season the chicken thighs on both sides with salt and pepper.
  • Place the chicken thighs skin side down in the pan and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side until deep golden brown. Add the onions to the pan and cook for 5 minutes or until softened.
  • Place the chicken thighs and onions in a slow cooker. Pour the apricot sauce over the chicken and onions.
  • Cook on LOW for 6-8 hours or HIGH for 3-4 hours. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

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Notes

Adapted from A Year of Slow Cooking. Nutritional information includes the chicken skin; if the skin is discarded the calorie and fat count will be lower.

Nutrition

Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 141mg | Sodium: 475mg | Potassium: 308mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 2.3% | Vitamin C: 0.2% | Calcium: 1.2% | Iron: 6.4%