Saucy Apricot Chicken Recipe
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Saucy Apricot Chicken Recipe

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Four ingredients are all you'll need for Dee Gray's tender chicken entree. "The tangy glaze is just as wonderful with ham or turkey," notes the Kokomo, Indiana reader. "Leftovers reheat nicely in the microwave."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 2 jars (12 ounces each) apricot preserves
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • Hot cooked rice


  1. Place chicken in a 3-qt. slow cooker. Combine the preserves and soup mix; spoon over chicken. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until meat is tender. Serve with rice. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Saucy Apricot Chicken in Quick Cooking November/December 2001, p37

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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LPHJKitchen User ID: 7521213 254925
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2016

"This was very good. We really liked the sweetness from the preserves. Plus, 4 ingredients?! Simple enough for a tasty meal!!!"

Gayle.Ann User ID: 7196009 251762
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2016

"Good with thick cut boneless pork chops too. We like rice for the sauce."

Rosemary Swope User ID: 1654672 226108
Reviewed May. 9, 2015

"Had this for the first time tonight for dinner. It is so easy to make, and my husband and I really enjoyed the fruity flavor. White wine went really well with it. Will be making this again. Thank you for sharing this recipe."

step210 User ID: 8054576 204558
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2014

"have been making this for a long time, Yummy, and easy."

mjmurphy User ID: 1434956 38966
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2014

"We really enjoyed this dish. As there are only 2 at home to cook for, I did make a few adjustments but this recipe always turns out beautifully if you don't overcook. Thank you for a great recipe!"

amysmess User ID: 7202245 129141
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2014

"I also added russian dressing and only 1 jar of apricot. I cooked on low for 6-7 hrs and then served over whole grain brown rice. MMmmmmm!"

jenniferp83352 User ID: 3684174 57047
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2013

"I actually used one jar of apricot jelly, then, 1 bottle of Russian dressing, and the onion soup mix and chicken-- I cooked it for 6 hours in the slow cooker, because I used very large boneless skinless chicken breasts, and served it over jasmine rice-- it was great!"

derb522002 User ID: 7361713 51116
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2013

"I could not find Apricot Preserves so I used Apricot Jelly. I would use only 1 jar next time and not cook the chicken for the required time. It was very good and will make it again"

lurky27 User ID: 1251896 32398
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2013

"This is a good recipe, but makes way too much sauce for only the 24 oz (1 1/2 lbs) of chicken called for. Next time I will double the amount of chicken, which will feed us longer and make better use of the plethora of sauce.

~ Theresa"

cwbuff2 User ID: 5946195 37625
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2012

"Four to 5 hours, even on low, is way too long to cook chicken breasts, which overcook so easily. I would reduce the cooking time to 2-2 1/2 hrs. Also, the sauce did not come out looking anything like the picture. Otherwise it tasted OK, maybe you'll like it."

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