Slow Cooker Sticky Chicken Recipe

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slow cooker sticky chicken


We are in the final phases of planning our annual Build Your Blog Conference that is happening in less than a month, so things are HAIRY around here! We have over 400 bloggers coming to our conference in Salt Lake City and we are busy wrapping up the final details . . . it's going to be an amazing conference!
However, amid all the chaos of planning a huge conference, dinners have to be quick and simple or they just don't happen. I have been using my slow cooker almost every night and the less complicated and the fewer ingredients a recipe uses, the more I love it!

My cute mother-in-law shared this recipe with me from a neighborhood cookbook that her friends had put together. The version she gave me was to bake it in the oven, but I didn't have time to keep basting the chicken, so I thought I would just dump it in my slow cooker- BEST DECISION EVER! I have seen similar recipes floating around, but this version was definitely a hit in our family! I even cut up the leftover chicken the next day and threw it on top of a salad- it was delicious.

So, do yourself a favor and let your slow cooker do all the cooking for you. This dish couldn't be any easier!

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Slow Cooker Sticky Chicken Recipe
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 5
 
My cute mother-in-law shared this recipe with me from a neighborhood cookbook that her friends had put together. The version she gave me was to bake it in the oven, but I didn't have time to keep basting the chicken, so I thought I would just dump it in my slow cooker- BEST DECISION EVER! I have seen similar recipes floating around, but this version was definitely a hit in our family! I even cut up the leftover chicken the next day and threw it on top of a salad- it was delicious. So, do yourself a favor and let your slow cooker do all the cooking for you. This dish couldn't be any easier!
Ingredients
  • 4-5 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (mine were frozen)
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 cup apricot jam or preserves
  • 1 (1 oz) packet dry onion soup mix
  • 2 tablespoons water
Instructions
  1. Spray your slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Place chicken breasts inside and pour barbecue sauce and preserves on top.
  3. Sprinkle the dry soup mix over the top, add the water and cover with the lid.
  4. Cook on low for 6-8 hours (a little less if your chicken is not frozen).
  5. You can serve this over rice if you would like to.

Slow Cooker Sticky Chicken

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  1. ann t says:

    I’ve been making this same recipe for years, except I use Russian/Catalina dressing instead of bbq sauce. We always called it sweet and sour chicken! I’m excited to try it with the bbq sauce!

  2. Renae says:

    I had all of the ingredients so immediately got up from my desk and put them in the crockpot. I didn’t have quite enough jam so I’ll hit the store later but for now, dinner will be ready at 6! :) Thank you! I hope we love this!!

  3. Lauren says:

    LOVE slow cooker recipes for those crazy days! Not sure if I’ll have leftovers with my hungry family, but on a salad is a great idea I hope I can try ;)

    • Cyd says:

      We have done it both ways. It’s easier to mix them together in a bowl and then pour it over the chicken. Hope this helps! :)

  4. Dana says:

    Is this a kid favorite? 3 picky kids in my house, but they will all eat chicken. Hubby and I are getting sick of the same ol’ chicken dishes and would like to try something new. Also, ever tried those slow-cooker liners? Just wondering if they work…I’d like to cut down the scrubbing time on my crock.

    • Cyd says:

      Slow cooker liners will become your best friend! Our kids are picky and they like the sticky chicken. We have a lot of kid friendly chicken recipes. On the front page of our website click on recipe index. You can then click on chicken or kid approved recipes. Hope this helps!

  5. Daun says:

    I live overseas and have not found dry onion soup here. Can I make it without the soup? Or is there anything I could sub the soup with..

    Thanks

    • Cyd says:

      Here is a homemade substitute for dry onion soup mix. Just mix the following ingredients together:
      1/4 cup dried onion flakes
      2 tablespoons low-sodium beef bouillon granules
      1/4 teaspoon onion powder
      1/4 teaspoon parsley flakes
      1/8 teaspoon celery seed
      1/8 teaspoon paprika
      1/8 teaspoon pepper

  6. Heather says:

    I really wanted to love this because it was such a simple recipe but I just didn’t enjoy it. I actually threw out three of the pieces because I didn’t want to eat it again tomorrow :( So sad

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