Slow Cooker Sticky Chicken Recipe

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!

Serves: 5

Slow Cooker Sticky Chicken Recipe

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!

5 minPrep Time

8 hrCook Time

8 hr, 5 Total Time

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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.
Cuisine: American | Recipe Type: Main
7.6.4
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http://www.sixsistersstuff.com/recipe/2014/01/slow-cooker-sticky-chicken-recipe/

Slow Cooker Sticky Chicken

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27 Responses to “Slow Cooker Sticky Chicken Recipe”

  1. 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.
    • 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!
    • 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
  2. I was so looking forward to trying this recipe - the picture looked amazing. But I tried it with thighs because that was all I had and it was a runny, soupy mess. Not sticky at all. I am going to try it again this weekend with the boneless, skinless breasts and see if it works better. My husband and I both tasted the sauce before adding it to the chicken and thought it was wonderful. So disappointed. :( Do you think my problem was just in using the thighs?
  3. Jessica S
    I made 2 batches of this for freezer meals. I made the first bag last night. I will admit I was a little hesitant with the apricot, bbq sauce and onion soup combo and it smelled a little strange while cooking. However, it turned out great. My husband loved this recipe very much. I used chicken thighs instead of breasts because I like the extra flavor from the dark meat. This is definitely something I would make again. We served this over mashed potatoes with a side salad for an easy and satisfying meal. It served 2 adults, 1 kid and made for 2 giant lunch portions for my husband and I. Thanks for this great recipe!
  4. Janiece Pfeiffer
    When I tried it it did not come out a soupy mess, but it was very liquidy. It was not sticky, as most of the sauce had run off the chicken. I used one boneless skinless chicken breast with 2 thighs and 2 drumsticks. It still tasted good. I served it over rice . I thickened the sauce by turning the crock pot to high, stirring in a paste of corn starch and water and letting it cook until it had thickened. Next time I will leave out the water, or maybe just cook it in the oven.
  5. I made this with a some hot bbq sauce and i ended up using orange marmelade ( cause it was what I had left after making two of these to stock the freezer). oh my it was soooo good. i added steamed broccoli and rice after cooking and it was fantastic. leftovers for lunch two days later and it was still so good and everyone was smelling it and wanting the recipe. Awesome recipe

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