Slow Cooker Russian Chicken

Russian Chicken
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  • 7 hrs 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 7 hrs
  • Yield: 4 to 6 Servings
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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.

What You'll Need

  • 1 bottle (16 ounces) Russian dressing
  • 1 envelope of onion soup mix
  • 1 jar (10 ounces) of apricot preserves
  • 4 to 6 pieces chicken
  • Seasoned salt and pepper to taste

How to Make It

  1. Combine Russian dressing, apricot preserves and onion soup mix in a bowl. Pour into the crockpot.
  2. Sprinkle the chicken with seasoned salt and pepper.
  3. 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.

Serving Suggestions

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

Expert Tips

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

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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 245
Total Fat 12 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Unsaturated Fat 5 g
Cholesterol 70 mg
Sodium 121 mg
Carbohydrates 8 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 23 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)