Slow cooker apricot chicken is a simple recipe utilizing chicken thighs and dried apricots for a scrumptious dinner with huge, contemporary taste and an intoxicating aroma – your home will odor wonderful!
oh guys… potty coaching with j this weekend was an epic fail.
the little man tried actually onerous and we definitely went to the toilet a couple of thousand occasions, together with a number of prolonged stays. however sadly he did not take it. under no circumstances.
(let’s simply say all 13 pairs of massive boy underwear I purchased have been worn on the first day. ????)
so, let’s return to diapers and check out once more in just a few extra months. The weekend wasn’t a complete loss although, as I used to be caught on video sporting this stunner. completely my favourite video! and now, ahead and upward…
Does anybody else get dizzy when your home is stuffed with the aroma of what you are cooking and you may nearly style it once you begin to salivate, like a Pavlov response?
Once I first made this gradual cooker apricot chicken, I had stayed downstairs for a number of hours after beginning it, working to my deadlines, cleansing the kitchen, and many others.
I lastly moved upstairs to work out and bathe and after I got here out of my room, nearly forgetting it was cooking, I used to be stunned by the candy and salty odor wafting over me.
critically, ahhhhwonderful! ????
and a half hour later, after I walked into the home after selecting up the little ones from preschool, I used to be like, “Mommy? What’s that? That smells good!”
The entire home was stuffed with it and it was virtually torture to attend till meal time.
so I almost burned my tongue as quickly as I heard the gradual cooker beep that it was executed. #withoutpatienceand fortunately, the style is as dazzling as the odor.
the depth of taste of the spicy dijon mustard, the sweetness of the apricots, a fast hit of acidity from the contemporary lemon juice, an earthy trace of thyme, and the savory undertone of chicken broth, garlic, and onion… It is a competition of flavors for positive!
and people onions, they’re soften-in-your-mouth tender and bursting with the flavors of chicken and apricot.
dried apricots refill, turn out to be juicy, and crumble as they prepare dinner. you’ll find small items of apricot clinging to the chicken throughout the plate. divine!
even my husband, who would not significantly like candy entrees, liked it. he did not eat lots of the apricots alone, however he actually loved the infused taste.
My prime tip: save all the juices.
I wish to serve this over brown rice (couscous or quinoa can be nice too) and pile the chicken, onions, and apricots on prime. drizzle a few of the juices over the total dish, then serve the remainder of the juices at the desk.
My husband added one other drizzle or two and I poured, poured, poured.
the chicken and rice absorb the sauce and all of it actually comes collectively as one dish. ????
just a few notes on this gradual cooker apricot chicken:
- Please remember to brown the chicken thighs in the pan first. I do know it is an additional step, and you already know I like to chop corners and hold issues easy, however this actually helps seal in the taste.
- I’d additionally extremely suggest sticking with the chicken thighs. Usually, I choose the chicken breasts, however right here the thighs supply a better depth of taste and hearty taste that’s wanted to steadiness the gentle and candy flavors of the dish. additionally they retain extra taste in the crockpot than chicken breasts, in my expertise.
- Any apricots protruding of the cooking liquid in the gradual cooker might flip brown/black. they style good, not burnt, however you may also simply throw these items away. there are a whole lot of apricots right here!
- I’ve cooked this on high and low warmth. mine took 6 hours on low and three hours and 45 minutes on excessive, however gradual cookers can differ, so test the meat with a thermometer to verify the chicken is cooked by means of.
This gradual cooker apricot chicken is now on common rotation at our home. And each time I make it, I get actually excited when the odor begins permeating the home.
I hope you do that and luxuriate in it!
p.s. take a look at all my gradual cooker chicken recipes for simpler dinner inspiration!
and make sure to take a look at my new video for this recipe!