Slow Cooker Apple Balsamic Chicken

Tis the season for everything slow cooker. While I love the ease of using a slow cooker, the length of cooking commonly muddies the flavors, resulting in over seasoning on the back end.  On the flip side, I adore how tender meats are after being steamed and locking in the moisture.  Slow Cooker Apple Balsamic Chicken uses apple jelly, robust balsamic vinegar and apple juice to maintain maximum flavor. 

Slow Cooker Apple Balsamic Chicken- full of taste, low on time, apple jelly, apple juice and balsamic vinegar give this dish loads of flavor! Serve over buttered rice or egg noodles. Slow Cooker Apple Balsamic can be made with any cut of chicken, however I prefer to use a healthy chicken breast.  I serve mine over lightly buttered rice, but I think I will try buttered egg noodles next time as well. Add baby carrots to the slow cooker for a well rounded meal. 

Slow Cooker Apple Balsamic Chicken- full of taste, low on time, apple jelly, apple juice and balsamic vinegar give this dish loads of flavor! Serve over buttered rice or egg noodles.

If you enjoy Slow Cooker Apple Balsamic Chicken, then also check out my Slow Cooker section or Slow Cooker Recipes Pinterest board.

4.05 from 23 votes
Slow Cooker Apple Balsamic Chicken- full of taste, low on time, apple jelly, apple juice and balsamic vinegar give this dish loads of flavor! Serve over buttered rice or egg noodles.
Slow Cooker Apple Balsamic Chicken
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
4 hrs 30 mins
Total Time
4 hrs 40 mins
 
Slow Cooker Apple Balsamic Chicken- full of taste, low on time, apple jelly, apple juice and balsamic vinegar give this dish loads of flavor! Serve over buttered rice or egg noodles.
Servings: 4
Author: Jessica at Savory Experiments
Ingredients
  • 4 chicken breasts boneless, skinless
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 chicken bullion cube
  • 1 cup apple jelly
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Cooked rice or egg noodles for serving
  • Fresh parsley coarsely chopped
Instructions
  1. In your slow cooker, whisk together apple juice through ground black pepper. Add chicken breasts, turning once to coat.
  2. Set slow cooker to high for 4 hours.
  3. At four hours, skim any fats from the top of the mixture.
  4. Melt butter in a small bowl, whisking in cornstarch. Stir into slow cooker mixture to thicken sauce. Continue cooking on low for 30 minutes.
  5. Serve hot over rice or egg noddles. Garnish with parsley, if desired.

Slow Cooker Apple Balsamic Chicken- full of taste, low on time, apple jelly, apple juice and balsamic vinegar give this dish loads of flavor! Serve over buttered rice or egg noodles.

Comments

Rohan Singh

I’m trying to make non-veg first time for my friends, so thankyou for the recipe of Apple Balsamic Chicken. I also checked that pinterest board. Thanks for the awesome recipe, It’s party time now.

    Savory Experiments

    Have fun and let me know how you like it!

Mike

OK, instructions say wisk together from water to black pepper. Where does the apple juice come in?

    Savory Experiments

    Hi Mike! Thanks for letting me know that was unclear. I just updated the recipe to read “whisk together apple juice through black pepper.” Enjoy!

Suzy | The Mediterranean Dish

Now this is the perfect fall dish! Pining to try soon!

dan

Ok forgive the stupid question. I’m a guy and trying to make a good dinner for the girlfriend. For these instructions, for step one I put all the ingredients in the slow cooker except for the butter and cornstarch which I put in at the 4 hour mark?

    Savory Experiments

    Dan, You got it- it IS that easy! Make sure you set it on “high” for four hours. Low won’t get the job done.

    Savory Experiments

    And enjoy your date night!

Tara

That is just gorgeous looking chicken, perfect recipe for fall, love it!!

Kristen

I love the combo here! APples and balsamic! yum!!!!

Joshua Hampton

I adore slow cooker recipes because they save me time. This chicken looks delicious and I bet it smells good too. Thanks for the recipe.

Elena

I love finding new slow cooker recipe. This chicken looks so tasty, I will definitely give it a try!

Linda (Meal Planning Maven)

What a gorgeous autumn dish Jessica! I love finding tasty new ways to use boneless skinless chicken breasts…especially in the crockpot!

justine @ Full Belly SIsters

This is perfect for fall, can’t wait to try it! The fact that it’s made in a slow cooker is such a bonus 🙂

Katerina

This chicken is simply lip licking! Very inviting and perfect for the season!

Abigail

I love the spices and herbs you used here – guaranteed deliciousness and a major bonus that it’s slow-cooked!

Chicago Jogger

This looks so perfect for a fall dinner! I love that it’s made in the slow cooker too. Pinned to my Everything Apples board.

christine

Beautiful fall flavors in this easy to make chicken!

Camilla

This dish looks so tasty and reading the ingredients I can almost taste it, must try this soon:-)

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