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Slow Cooker Savory Apricot Glazed Chicken

 The Slow Cooker Savory Apricot Glazed Chicken takes the beloved classic and simplifies it for a hands-off, flavorful experience. This dish has been cherished at family gatherings for years and is perfect for busy days when you want a delicious meal waiting for you.

Slow Cooker Savory Apricot Glazed Chicken

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 4-6 hours (Slow Cooker)

Servings: 4


  • 4 boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup apricot preserves (240 ml)
  • 1/4 cup French dressing (60 ml)
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

Ingredient Insights:

  • Chicken: Boneless chicken breasts ensure a tender and easy-to-shred result.
  • Apricot Preserves: The sweet and fruity preserves add a delightful twist to the dish.
  • French Dressing: Tangy French dressing complements the apricot preserves, creating a harmonious balance of flavors.
  • Garlic: Fresh minced garlic and garlic powder contribute depth and aroma to the dish.

How to make Slow Cooker Savory Apricot Glazed Chicken

  1. Prepare the Slow Cooker:
    • Place the boneless chicken breasts in the slow cooker.
  2. Make the Glaze:
    • In a separate bowl, combine apricot preserves, French dressing, minced garlic, and garlic powder. Stir until well mixed.
  3. Coat the Chicken:
    • Pour the apricot glaze mixture over the chicken in the slow cooker, ensuring all pieces are well-coated.
  4. Slow Cook:
    • Cover the slow cooker and set it on the low heat setting.
    • Cook for 4-6 hours. The chicken should become tender and infused with the flavorful glaze.
  5. Shred and Serve:
    • Once the chicken is done, shred it using two forks.
    • Serve the shredded chicken with the glaze, and consider serving it on buns for a delicious sandwich.

Expert Tips:

  • For added depth of flavor, marinate the chicken in the glaze mixture for 30 minutes before placing it in the slow cooker.
  • This dish pairs wonderfully with coleslaw and a side of crispy french fries.

Storage and Leftovers:

  • Store any leftover chicken in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop.

FAQs for Crockpot Apricot Glazed Chicken:

Q1: Can I use bone-in chicken for the slow cooker version?

A1: While boneless chicken breasts are recommended for even cooking, bone-in chicken can be used with adjusted cooking time, and it can add more flavor to the dish.

Alternate Names:

  • Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken
  • Crockpot Apricot Glazed Chicken
  • Easy Apricot Chicken

Enjoy the convenience of Slow Cooker Savory Apricot Glazed Chicken, a dish that marries the irresistible flavors of apricot preserves and French dressing, creating a memorable meal with minimal effort. Perfect for busy days!

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