Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Slow Cooker BBQ Apricot Chicken

I have had such great results with my Slow Cooker Sticky Chicken Drumsticks, so I've been on the hunt for more chicken drumstick recipes.

Slow Cooker BBQ Apricot Chicken
recipe adapted from Better Homes & Gardens: The Ultimate Slow Cooker Book

2 1/2 to 3 pounds chicken drumsticks, skinned if desired
1 cup bottled barbecue sauce
1/3 apricot or peach preserves
2 teaspoons yellow mustard

Place chicken in a 3 1/2 or 4 quart slow cooker. For sauce, in a small bowl combine barbecue sauce, preserves and mustard. Pour over the chicken. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 8 hours or on high heat setting for 3 to 4 hours. Serve.

The verdict?
eh........it was okay. When I mixed up the sauce, it smelled so zesty but sweet, but after cooking in the crockpot, the sauce was missing all those wonderful undertones. The chicken was over cooked and falling apart to the point of irritating.

The next time I might cook the chicken separately and spoon the sauce over the chicken at the very end. The sauce might make a showing on our table again, but the chicken portion of the recipe won't.

Simple Cooking | Easy Cooking


  1. The plate was one of my finds at Home Goods! Gotta love that place!