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Fruited Chicken

"I've worked full-time for more than 30 years, and this super slow-cooker recipe has been a lifesaver," writes Rosemary Jarvis of Sparta, Tennessee. "It cooks while I'm away and smells heavenly when I walk in the door in the evening."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 4 hours
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • Hot cooked rice


  • Place onion and chicken in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Combine the orange juice, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, orange zest and garlic; pour over chicken. Sprinkle with apricots and cranberries.
  • Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until a thermometer reads 170°. Serve with rice.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled chicken mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a covered saucepan, gently stirring and adding a little broth or water if necessary.

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  • Moonbeam81
    Feb 26, 2014

    Delicious! I browned the chicken in some butter before placing it in the crock pot, but other than that I would not change a thing.

  • fromscratcher
    Sep 4, 2013

    Horrible! I'm sorry to say. Very disappointed. Ingredients sounded like a flavorful dish, but I took one taste and the sauce was not good. Lost $$ as well since the apricots and cranberries cost a lot. First dud from taste of home.

  • williamsegraves
    Jul 17, 2011

    The apricots and cranberries went quite well with the chicken! The dish wasn't TOO fruity, but the unique flavors made the dish a pleasant delight.

  • evarogers72
    Jan 27, 2011

    Served it to company and they enjoyed it as much as I did...I thought it would have more of a citrus taste, but still very good...

  • kellyannm
    Apr 11, 2010

    The combination of flavors was strange. Did not taste very good. I definitely would not make it again.