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Saucy Apricot-Glazed Chicken Recipe

Saucy Apricot-Glazed Chicken Recipe

Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 4 hours

This is a slow-cooker rendition of the ever-popular chicken glazed with a mixture of apricot preserves, Russian dressing and dry onion soup mix that's usually baked in the oven. Serve over wild rice or white rice; or try basmati or jasmine rice, cooked on top of the stove.

What you'll need

  • 1 cup good-quality chunky apricot preserves
  • 3/4 cup bottled Russian dressing
  • 1 1.15-oz. envelope dry onion soup mix
  • 12 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, trimmed of fat (about 3 1/2 to 4 lbs.)


Makes 8 to 10 servings.

How to make it

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together apricot preserves, dressing and dry onion soup mix until well blended. Arrange three of the chicken breast halves in the bottom of a 3 1/2-quart electric slow cooker. Spoon a fourth of the apricot mixture on top. Add three or more layers of chicken with the apricot mixture in between and on top.
  2. Cover and cook on the High heat setting for 1 hour. Reduce the heat setting to Low and continue cooking, covered, 2 1/2 to 3 hours, or until the chicken is tender and white throughout; do not overcook or the chicken will toughen. Serve the sauce over the chicken.