Friday, 17 August 2012

Slow Cooked Apricot Chicken

I thought I would post another very easy slow cooker recipe. Apricot Chicken is one that is a firm favourite with my family. I usually serve it with either mashed potato or with plain steamed rice. This recipe feeds a large family like mine, so if you're cooking for about 3 or 4 people only, then just halve the recipe.


  • 10 chicken drumsticks. I use this because it's a cheaper way to buy chicken and I find the meat is much more moist. You can use breast or mixed chicken pieces if you prefer, just use as much chicken as you'd like to eat. I pull the skin off the drumsticks because the skin won't go crispy in this dish and I prefer it off.
  • 2 x 400mL tins of apricot nectar.
  • 2 x 40g sachets of French Onion Soup Mix. You can use either the Continental brand or just home brand if you like.
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 large carrots, sliced.

  • Mix apricot nectar and french onion soup mix together, set aside.
  • Take skin off drumsticks
  • Put drumsticks, peas, carrots and apricot mixture into the slow cooker. 
  • Put the lid on and cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours. 
  • When cooked, you can thicken the sauce with a tablespoon of cornflour mixed with a little water.

Happy Cooking,



  1. Apricot chicken is my favourites dish and I actually made it in the slow cooker on Tuesday! Our recipes are almost identical.

    1. It's such a great recipe, isn't it? Can't wait for dinner now, the house smells lovely!