Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken

Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken


Servings 3
Time Needed Prep
Ingredients 4
Difficulty Easy

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3.5 based on 446 ratings.


  • 1 French Onion Soup Mix
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Can Of Apricots (810 Grams)
  • 8 Chicken Legs any chicken part can be used

Nutrition Information

Qty per
135g serve
Qty per
Energy 116cal 86cal
Protein 1.56g 1.15g
Fat (total) 0.33g 0.25g
 - saturated 0.03g 0.02g
Carbohydrate 11.4g 8.4g
 - sugars 7.8g 5.8g
Dietary Fibre 2.26g 1.67g
Sodium 4.15mg 3.07mg

Nutritional information does not include the following ingredients: French Onion Soup Mix

Please Note - Nutritional information is provided as a guide only and may not be accurate.

I love Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken.. it bubbles away all day making you so hungry.

And OMG the smell….. you’ll wish it’s dinner time really soon! The kids are huge fans of Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken, too.

I love Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken served with mashed potato, it’s also realllyyy yummy with plain rice! But then you can have it on anything!

Little Fact:  Did you know that Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken was one of the first recipes that were put on the Stay at Home Mum site?  That’s because it is on such high rotation at my house.

Chicken pieces are perhaps the most affordable cut of meat there is at the moment – I usually buy a few kilograms of chicken legs for less than $4 per kilogram – and load up the slow cooker to capacity! Also look at Chicken Maryland in the deli section of your local Supermarket – it is the thigh and the leg joined together – they are very easy to separate – and you can pick them up for just a few dollars per kilogram!

Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken | Stay At Home Mum

Using Chicken Breast Versus Chicken Pieces for Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken:

Chicken pieces are so economical, plus meat on the bone is much tastier than chicken breast which can easily dry out on the slow cooker and can taste bland.  If you are serving this to kids and they don’t like eating chicken on the bone, cook the chicken pieces, then use a fork to remove the meat – it’s really easy as it will just fall away.

Want Something a Bit Fancier?

If you are wanting a bit more flavour, add a teaspoon of curry powder to the mix – then you have Slow Cooker Curried Apricot Chicken!  Delicious!

Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken | Stay At Home Mum


  1. Slice onion into rings and place in the bottom of the slow cooker.

  2. Layer the chicken pieces on top.

  3. Pour over the packet of French onion soup mix and pour the apricots over the top.

  4. Cook on LOW for 4 - 5 hours or until chicken is tender and starting to fall off the bone. If you are using boneless chicken, cut down the cooking time by an hour (keep checking!).

  5. Give it a good stir every two hours.

Recipe Hints and Tips:

  • Never cook chicken pieces in the slow cooker for more than 5 hours, or it will be dry and stringy.
  • Recipe can be frozen.  Let the mixture cool and add the chicken AND liquid to a ziplock bag (3/4 fill the bag) for up to three months.
  • If you would like Apricot Chicken Curry - add a teaspoon of curry powder.
  • Dried apricots are great in this recipe too.
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Jody Allen

Jody is the founder and essence of Stay at Home Mum. An insatiable appetite for reading from a very young age had Jody harbouring dreams of being a pu...Read Moreblished author since primary school. That deep-seeded need to write found its way to the public eye in 2011 with the launch of SAHM. Fast forward 4 years and a few thousand articles Jody has fulfilled her dream of being published in print. With the 2014 launch of Once a Month Cooking and 2015's Live Well on Less, thanks to Penguin Random House, Jody shows no signs of slowing down. The master of true native content, Jody lives and experiences first hand every word of advertorial she pens. Mum to two magnificent boys and wife to her beloved Brendan; Jody's voice is a sure fire winner when you need to talk to Mums. Read Less

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