Crockpot Apricot Chicken

I started going to a Fitness Club on campus last week from 5:15-6:15 pm so I was trying to have dinner all prepared when I left so we could eat as soon as I got home.  My friend compiled a big list of recipes from friends and emailed them out.  I've been trying alot of the crockpot ones since I can start them earlier in the day and they are all done after my workout.

Four people submitted variations to this recipe, which surprised me because I had never heard of it.  I'll put the variations in parenthesis.

1 package dry Italian dressing mix (or 1 package dry onion soup mix)
1 18 oz. bottle of Wishbone brand Russian salad dressing (or Catalina dressing)
1 small jar of apricot jam

Mix these all together in a crockpot.  Add 1- 1 1/2 Pounds chicken (breasts or tenders). Cook on high 3-4 hours or low for 5-6 hours or until done.  Serve over rice or potatoes.

My mom makes apricot jam so I used what I had from her.  I put probably 3/4 of a pint jar in it.  It makes alot of sauce so you could probably use a cup of jam or add even more chicken than it calls for.  I used the dry onion soup mix since I had it already.  My friend said she thought it tasted like Tiny Spicy Chicken when she used the Italian dressing mix.  I think I used 4 or 5 chicken breasts and cut them into 4 strips.

1 comment:

Christie said...

I have done the variation using onion soup mix. Its pretty tasty-- and so easy. Maybe I'll have to try with the itallian dressing mix. I have been making apricot jam each summer since I get apricots from a neighbor's tree.