Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Victor Protazio
Hands-on Time
30 Mins
Total Time
4 Hours 45 Mins
Yield
Makes 4 servings

This saucy slow cooker chicken lives at the flavorful intersection where sweet and savory meet. Never cooked with apricot brandy? It lends a unique fruity richness to this dish and can be found in most liquor stores shelved with flavored other liqueurs.

How to Make It

Step 1

Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Heat 1 Tbsp. oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add half of chicken, and cook 3 minutes on each side or until browned. Repeat with remaining oil and chicken. Transfer chicken to a 5-qt. slow cooker.

Step 2

Add onion to skillet; cook, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes or until tender and golden brown. Add brandy, and cook 2 minutes or until liquid is almost evaporated, stirring to loosen particles from bottom of skillet.

Step 3

Add onion mixture to slow cooker. Whisk together honey, mustard, and chicken broth. Pour over onions. Cover and cook on LOW 4 hours or until chicken is tender, adding dried apricots halfway through.

Step 4

Transfer chicken, onions, and apricots to a serving platter; cover with foil to keep warm. Pour liquid from slow cooker through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a small saucepan; discard solids. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; reduce heat to medium, and simmer 10 minutes or until reduced to about 3/4 cup. Whisk in butter, and serve with chicken.

Chef's Notes

We tested with Swanson 100% Natural Chicken Broth.

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