Apricot-Orange Slow Cooker Chicken

Apricot-Orange Slow Cooker Chicken is so simple to prepare and is perfectly delicious!  Enjoy this lovely, light meal on busy weeknights!

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I know I’ve said this a bajillion times but I really, really LOVE my slow cooker.  I know a lot of people think stay-at-home moms have all the time in the world to prepare dinner (ha!) but that’s just not the case around here.  We have swim practice (I say we meaning Reece of course) five nights a week.  And then swim meets on Saturdays.  Soccer is on Wednesday and there are all kind of other activities going on in between.  I like to use my slow cooker at least twice a week to prolong my sanity and to further maintain my “nice mommy” status.

Apricot-Orange Slow Cooker Chicken is about the easiest slow cooker recipe you will find and it’s just delicious!  My mom used to make a version of this in the oven but it works like a charm in the slow cooker and we enjoy it served over brown rice with a salad.  It’s got just enough sweetness that the boys gobble it up and my hubby and I enjoy the tenderness of the chicken as well as the tantalizing flavors.

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This recipe can be easily doubled to feed a larger family or crowd but it serves us four perfectly.  Chris and I each eat a breast, the boys split one, and then I’ve got a fabulous lunch for the following day.  It really doesn’t get any easier :)  If you put your slow cooker away for the summer – go pull it back out!  Slow cookers are fabulous for the summer and are a terrific way to get a hot meal on the table in minutes during busy weeks.  Apricot-Orange Chicken is perfectly light and delicious for the summer!

Apricot-Orange Slow Cooker Chicken
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 18 oz jar apricot preserves
  • 1 cup orange juice (or orange juice blend)
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  1. Place chicken in slow cooker.
  2. Combine preserves, juice, and onion soup mix in a small bowl and pour over chicken.
  3. Cook on low for 4-5 hours or until chicken is tender.
  4. Serve over brown rice.

Try this recipe with an orange juice blend!  We used an orange-mango juice this last time and it was incredible!


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  1. I love using my slow cooker during the week and am always looking for new recipes! I absolutely love this one Trish!
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  2. Seriously, this will make Jordan eat chicken…
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  3. This looks fantastic!

  4. This chicken sounds amazing! I can’t wait to give it a try! Pinning this one for sure!
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  5. I love my slow cooker too! Us stay at home moms have endless things to do, so its nice to get a break from cooking traditionally once in awhile! This chicken looks heavenly, I will have to try it out sometime soon!

  6. I LOVE apricots with chicken, and this looks so easy too!
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  7. My plan is to use my slow cooker more this summer!! This sounds like an awesome chicken recipe!
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  8. I love slow cooker meals, and this one looks amazing! Thanks Trish!

  9. Sounds Fabulous!!!
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  10. This flavor combination sounds so good! And in a slow cooker? That just makes my heart go pitter-patter!

  11. Yummo! This looks so good, I will definitely try this, thanks for sharing. And thanks for linking up to Frugalicious Friday too!

  12. This sounds sooo yummy! Did you use frozen chicken? Thanks!

  13. I love Slow cooker Chicken recipes! This looks so good!
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  14. Just had this tonight and it was delicious (not to mention so easy)!! Served it with brown rice, stir-fry veggies, and a bit of soy sauce. Loved the flavor! Thanks for sharing – this one’s a keeper!
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  15. Marjorie Lipsey says:

    I like recepies that I can cut down the servings as I cook only for myself. My slowcooker i 1/2 size.

  16. Adrienne Werwath says:

    Love using slow cooker in the summer when it is too hot to turn on the oven. People tend to think it is a winter
    cooker, but it works for all seasons.

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