Healthy Apricot Chicken

apricot chicken recipe

A simple slow cooker apricot chicken that has big fresh flavors and an intoxicating aroma – your house will smell amazing!

Preparation 15 minutes
Serves 4-6 servings


  • teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • lbs. boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • garlic cloves, minced
  • teaspoon dried thyme
  • cup sliced onion
  • cup dried apricots, halved if desired


  1. Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a large saute pan.
  2. Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper. Add to pan and cook for 5-6 minutes, until browned, turning once.
  3. Combine chicken broth, lemon zest and juice, mustard, garlic and thyme in slow cooker and whisk to combine. (Or you can stir it all together in a small bowl and add to your slow cooker.)
  4. Add onions, apricots and seared chicken thighs to the slow cooker.
  5. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
  6. Serve chicken thighs and plenty of sauce over brown rice or whole wheat couscous.


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