Slow Cooker Apricot chicken or Apricot chicken in a crockpot is a ridiculously easy crockpot chicken thigh recipe that is sure to find a way into your heart. Chicken thighs are seared and they are slow cooked with a crazy-good sauce.
6largebone-in skin-on chicken thighsyou can also boneless skinless chicken thighs or chicken breasts
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepperto season chicken (as per taste)
2tablespoonolive oilyou can also use butter
1cupapricot preservesor Apricot Jam
1inchgingerfreshly grated or use ground ginger
1teaspoonred pepper flakes
1cupcoconut creamor Heavy Cream
fresh chopped parsley for garnish
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Heat the skillet with 2 tablespoon olive oil or butter. Add chicken (skin-side-down) into the skillet. Season with salt and pepper. Crank up the heat to medium-high and sear both sides until browned. Once, done, get them out of the skillet and keep them aside. Don't discard the remaining brown bits and oil.
Get your slow cooker pot and add Apricot Preserves, Dijon Mustard, Soy sauce, grated ginger, red pepper flakes, and coconut cream. Stir well to combine. Place pan-seared chicken thighs in the slow cooker pot. Pour the remaining oil with browned bits that you had saved in step 1 into the crockpot.Cover slow cooker with a glass lid. Slow cook on High for 3-4 hours and on low for 6-8 hours
Open the lid and garnish with freshly chopped parsley. Serve right away.