Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken Recipe

Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook time: 6 Hours
  • Total time: 6 Hours & 15 Minutes
  • Serves: 6


  • 1 kg (2.2 lb) chicken thighs
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tsp garlic, crushed
  • 400 ml (13.5 fl oz) apricot nectar
  • 400 g (14.1 oz) apricot halves
  • ½ tsp parsley
  • ½ tsp thyme


  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp water


  1. In a slow cooker, add the onion, garlic, apricot nectar, apricot halves, parsley, and thyme. Mix slightly to combine.
  2. Next, add the chicken, and make sure it's covered in the apricot sauce.
  3. Cook on low for 6 hours.
  4. Remove the chicken from the slow cooker.
  5. Mix the cornstarch and water until it forms a paste. Pour into the slow cooker and stir until combined.
  6. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Return the chicken to the slow cooker.
  8. Cook on high for a further 30 minutes or until hot and thick.
  9. Serve & Enjoy.

Recipe Tips

  • To ensure that this recipe is gluten-free, make use of a gluten-free cornstarch.
  • The cut of chicken you use is totally up to you. For the best results, I recommend you use chicken thigh, but you can use chicken breasts, drumsticks, wings, or basically any cut you want.
  • If you absolutely love apricots, then feel free to add some dried apricots as well. Half a cup of dried apricots will be more than enough to add a bit more depth to the dish.
  • Apricot nectar can be swapped for an apricot preserve. It will be much sweeter and thicker, but depending on your taste buds, this might be better suited for you.
  • You can cook this recipe on the high setting for three hours instead of six hours on low. However, I highly recommend sticking to cooking low and slow.

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