Sweet & Savory Apricot Chicken Recipe Is a Slow-cooker Favorite by 30Seconds Food

Sweet & Savory Apricot Chicken Recipe Is a Slow-cooker Favorite

Cooking with jelly, jam and preserves is a fun and easy way to add flavor and glaze all sorts of meats. This easy apricot chicken recipe is cooked in a slow cooker. The simple sauce cooks with the chicken, glazing it and creating a super flavorful sauce.

Use whatever bone-in chicken pieces you like best, but we think dark meat like legs, wings and thighs stay more moist and juicy. Serve this easy slow-cooker recipe for dinner over rice, noodles or potatoes

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 to 6 hours
Total Time: 3 to 6 hours
Servings: 4 to 6



  • 1 cup apricot preserves
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced or grated ginger
  • crushed red pepper flakes, to taste


  • 3 pounds bone-in chicken pieces (thighs and legs work well)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, sliced

Here's how to make it: 

  1. To make the sauce, combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Set aside.
  2. Put the sliced onions on the bottom of a slow cooker. 
  3. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a skillet. Add the chicken and cook until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes on each side. Remove to the slow cooker. Pour the sauce over the chicken.
  4. Cover and cook on high for 3 to 4 hours or low for about 6 hours (internal temperature of 165 degrees F.)

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Apricot and chicken sounds like a dang delicious flavor combo! 😍
Love my slow cooker and it’s that time of year when I break it out.

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