4 Ingredients or LESS!, Chicken
August 21, 2014
A family favourite growing up!
4 hrs 30 mins
4 hrs 35 mins
1kg chicken of your choice (drumsticks, thigh or breast fillets, wings)
1 40g pkt dry french onion soup mix
1 diced onion
One of the following: 1 425ml tin of apricot nectar OR 1 jar apricot jam OR 1 tin apricot pieces in juice
1Lay chicken and diced onion in slow cooker bowl.
3Combine soup mix and apricot option of your choice
5Pour over chicken and cook on low for 4-5hrs approx.
8This recipe can be changed to mango chicken simply by swapping the apricot nectar/pieces for mango nectar/pieces
Submitted by Paulene Christie
April 9, 2020
Really enjoyed this recipe as did the family. So easy and the aroma was delicious. I did add half a teaspoon of curry powder, as suggested by others, to add a little more flavour and next time will probably do a full teaspoon. I also added two pinches of salt. I used 600ml apricot halves in nectar. The apricot completely pulverized and the chicken became shredded chicken which we love. Although a bit runny, it was delicious with rice and asparagus.
January 22, 2020
I cooked this for my family they really enjoyed it will be added to the list of favourites
August 27, 2019
You can leave the curry out for sure. Go with apricot nectar for less sweet than the jam or fruit options
Hubby doesnt like curry so I’m wondering if adding that will alter the flavour too much for him? What else could I possibly add instead to bring the sweetness down?
July 1, 2019
Apricot chicken was great used thighs and followed recipe using nectar only.
Most of us enjoyed it however will try adding a combo of apricot pieces and nectar next time.
Tonight we have the mango version on the go… of course i forgot id onky grabbed 1kg chicken and added both a tin of mango pieces in juice and mango nectar so it will be extra saucy haha…. upside im hoping i can thicken tge remaining sauce and use more as a gravy for a basic chicken and veg night later in the week.
June 25, 2019
Yummy!! A hit with most of the family. Served with Brown rice and steamed greens. One change I made was a couple of teaspoons of corn flour to thicken the sauce as it was a little thin. Will make again
April 4, 2019
No water 🙂
April 3, 2019
If using a jar of jam do I need to add water
February 16, 2019
You can make your own 🙂 HERE
February 14, 2019
Where would I be able to buy French onion soup mix in the UK please I’ve looked in most shops and been unable to find it, or is there a substitute that I would be able to use instead please. Thanks
January 29, 2019
I do find breast more dry than others myself but many love it still 🙂
January 26, 2019
I have a heap of chicken breasts and want to cook this dish. Has anyone tried this? Does breast end up dry?
October 25, 2018
Sure is yummy with curry 🙂 >> Apricot Chicken Curry
October 24, 2018
Great recipe, thanks for sharing another winner! Have this in the slow cooker right as I type this! I added a little curry powder too, which is sort of like a hybrid of Apricot Chicken’s cool cousin, curried sausages, and apricot chicken.
July 18, 2018
I never liked apricot chicken as a kid but I do like this recipe. I use the tin apricot pieces in juice. I have tried drumsticks but did not like that option as they fell apart which is a good thing but was not good for me to try picking out all the little bones before serving haha. I found breast to be a bit on the dry side, and thigh perfect. I cut the thighs into halves/quarters. Serve with rice and steam veg. It says 4 serves but I found this to actually serve 2 nights of dinners for 2 adults and 2 children plus 1-2 lunches for hubby so it goes a long way (although I suppose it depends how much chicken you are having on your plate).
June 14, 2018
Thoroughly enjoyed this meal, so much nicer than when I’ve attempted it before using sachets and cooking it on the hob. Used tinned apricots in juice, delicious. Family rated it 8/10.
April 23, 2018
You don’t have to 🙂
Here’s the pros and cons, the rest is personal choice >>
April 19, 2018
Hi there. Just wondering, Do you have to brown the chicken prior to placing in the slow cooker?
April 10, 2018
Cooked this for dinner last night. I added a teaspoon of curry powder about half way through. So delicious. The chicken drumsticks were falling off the bone and I served it up on a bed of rice.
Love this, so easy! And generally already have everything in the pantry already. Hubby and toddler approved…will be trying with mango next 🙂
March 30, 2018
If you are using the nectar also just add the fruit only 🙂
March 26, 2018
If I want to use nectar & apricots do I add any juice from the apricot can?
October 19, 2017
I’ve not tried to do that but as you can rehyrdrate them with hot water soak I don’t see why not … however why not just put them into the slow cooker dry? The cooking process and liquids will do the job for you with no extra steps needed 🙂
October 16, 2017
Could I use dry apricots if I soak them in water to soften them and use the water they were soaked in?
August 18, 2017
Lovely!! I left mine on low for 7 hours which meant most of the chicken was falling off the bone but so delicious!
July 31, 2017
I absolutely love this dinner
July 8, 2017
If you search MANGO CHICKEN we have lot’s of versions 🙂
July 5, 2017
Wonder what the Mango would be like
June 5, 2017
So simple yet amazing. Had this tonight. Only thing I added different was a cup water, rice flour, curry powder and garlic. An absolute winner
You should seriously consider trying then submitting your version too!
Sounds very unique!
May 31, 2017
Have a stove top recipe similar to this that uses cream. I have put all in slowcooker except the cream and going to add that about half an hour before serving. fingers crossed it going to come out ok. It also has mixed herbs, curry powder and garlic in it. It is a recipe my friend gave me as he had a creamy apricot chicken years ago from a place and been trying to find a recipe, most of them just have a glaze type sauce but he wants creamy(and we can only seem to find stove-top not slowcooker recipes) I prefer to use slowcooker.
May 29, 2017
No it goes in raw and cooks on the day 🙂
May 21, 2017
Also, would I be able to use an apricot chicken sauce jar/packet rather than the juice etc.
Do I cook the chicken first if I’m making freezer bags? Thanks
April 8, 2017
If you do the pieces do you add the juice too?
August 25, 2016
Sure you could, a little less time would see it done even
3.5hrs if you need it a little sooner perhaps but 4.5hrs will still work great 🙂
August 24, 2016
Pauline, would like to cook this in the next week but was wondering if I used fillets could I cut them into bite size pieces and cook for say 4.5 hours.
August 16, 2016
Thanks Kerry 🙂
Loved this…I used the apricot nectar & a tin of apricots using only half of the juice. To counteract the sweetness I also added a tspn of Moroccan la karma spice ( Moroccan seasoning or a mild curry powder will sub in nicely) & 1/2 tspn of chicken stock powder. On low for 5 hours using Maryland pieces & it was fabulous. Thank you
June 18, 2016
I think you could – give it a go and let us know 🙂
Hi could you changed the chicken for pork. I really enjoyed the chicken was just wondering .
April 6, 2016
Not bad for how easy it is! Literally throw everything in, set and forget! Only have to cut the onion. We served with rice and the family approved.
March 28, 2016
If too sweet a tsp of curry can break up the sweetness ?
March 5, 2016
Thanks for your feedback Rita 🙂
Which version did you try of the options given? (the jam would of course be the sweetest, then the nectar than the pieces)
March 2, 2016
Sorry didn’t like this recip, way to sweet for our taste
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