Slow Cooker Chicken With Russian Dressing

Russian chicken


Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 7 hrs
Total: 7 hrs 15 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Yield: 4 to 6 chicken pieces
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
600 Calories
24g Fat
59g Carbs
39g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 600
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 102mg 34%
Sodium 1583mg 69%
Total Carbohydrate 59g 21%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 34g
Protein 39g
Vitamin C 9mg 45%
Calcium 47mg 4%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 523mg 11%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Apricot preserves and Russian dressing add a unique flavor to this popular Russian chicken recipe. Feel free to use peach or pineapple preserves instead if you prefer. Both the ingredients and preparation make this one of the easiest slow cooker dishes in the world to make while the flavors transport the palate to another place.


  • 1 (16-ounce) bottle Russian dressing

  • 1 (10-ounce) jar apricot preserves

  • 1 (1-ounce) envelope onion soup mix

  • 4 to 6 pieces chicken

  • Salt, to taste

  • Black pepper, to taste

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Combine Russian dressing, apricot preserves and onion soup mix in a bowl. Pour into the crock pot.

  3. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper to season.

  4. Place chicken, skin-side down, in the slow cooker. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours (high 3 to 4 hours). Boneless chicken breasts may take less time.


  • Serve the chicken with its sauce over hot cooked rice. Add steamed green beans or broccoli for a satisfying everyday family meal.

Recipe Variation

  • Add some dried apricots to the chicken about halfway through the cooking time.