Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken is always a favourite! Delicious flavours of apricot, onion and french onion soup all cooked slowly so the chicken absorbs all the flavour.

Whether it’s an easy mid week dinner, a massive double batch of Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken for a get together or just a meal to have ‘in the fridge for hungry teens’ … this recipe is a winner!

Chicken Drumsticks are always nice and cheap too so you can go large on your servings.  Bulk out your Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken with a variety of sides – white rice, brown rice, quinoa, buckwheat or a lovely big dollop of mashed potato.

Don’t put your Slow Cooker away just because it’s not Winter either; these Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken Drumsticks are just as good with a lovely big salad.

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 1 kg Chicken Drumsticks
  • 400ml can Apricot Nectar
  • 1 Packet French Onion soup
  • 1 can Apricot halves
  • Tablespoon Plain Flour
  • 1 brown onion sliced


  1. Roll drumsticks in the plain flour
  2. Add all ingredients to the slow cooker (including the juice of the apricot halves) to the slow cooker
  3. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours. The Chicken should be falling off the bone
  4. Serve on Jasmine Rice or noodles

  • I love Apricot Chicken. I used to make it all the time but no longer do. Might make it again one day


  • Not sure i will like this recipe.


  • I haven’t made this since before I had children, must try it with them


  • Yum what a classic. This reminds me so much of my grandmother’s cooking.


  • Can’s of apricot and apricot nectar are very high on sugar content and are highly peocessed. Wonder if you can just use fresh apricots ?


  • This looks lovely and flavoursome, thanks.


  • Ooh, now this looks simple. I just usually buy the Apricot Chicken base to use, but this is too easy.


  • I would love this and so would hubby, but I’m not sure my kids would appreciate it. Might make it anyway and hubby and I can have leftovers then.


  • Yum! Great excuse to get the slow cooker out. I really should use mine more.


  • Mmm something tasty I’ll be trying this Winter. Thanks for sharing!


  • such a classic recipe – I remember having this as a kid in the 80’s – thank you for sharing your recipe

    • An a traditional recipe that has endured with many families.


  • Tasty apricot chicken drumsticks – such a satisfying meal.


  • Yummy!!


  • This is a great idea, apricot chicken is a very popular dish, but I would use breast meat and slow cook that. Yum yum!


  • Yes, I this is an oldie but a goodie. Mum used to make this when I was a child and add mashed potato to soak up the sauce. Now, I would add vegetables and rice


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