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Fruited Chicken Recipe

Fruited Chicken Recipe

"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 YIELD: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 peel
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • Hot cooked rice


  • 1. Place onion and chicken in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Combine the orange juice, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, orange peel and garlic; pour over chicken. Sprinkle with apricots and cranberries.
  • 2. 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. Yield: 6 servings.

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Moonbeam81 User ID: 6987090 114485
Reviewed 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 User ID: 7396888 84416
Reviewed 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 User ID: 3296408 84411
Reviewed 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 User ID: 4479370 84912
Reviewed 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 User ID: 5044935 71604
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2010

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

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