Slow Cooker Chicken with Apples

There is absolutely no way to make slow cooked meals look good in pictures so I’m sorry for the lack of good pictures.  I tried.  Really, I did.


This is a wonderful fall meal.  It has all the flavors of the season.  It has been kid tested and approved, too.  My neighbors made it the other night and I got a thumbs up from the whole family.  (Thanks, Bob and Melora!)

1 pkg. chicken thighs with skinIMG_5926

1 C apple juice

2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar



1 Tbsp Dijon mustard

1/3 C packed brown sugar

1 onion, sliced

2 apples, cut into slices or IMG_5923chunks




Season chicken with salt and pepper.  Brown them on both sides.  Place in slow cooker with skin side up.  Sprinkle each thigh with a little of the brown sugar.  IMG_5920

Mix together the apple juice, cider vinegar and mustard.  Pour around the chicken.

Arrange the onion and apples around the chicken.  Sprinkle the rest of the brown sugar over the entire dish.


Cook on low for 6 hours.


I suggest serving over brown rice or quinoa just for a little nutty flavor.  Also, a couple sprigs of thyme arranged on top of the whole mixture in the crockpot would add a hint of flavor.  I didn’t do it this time but I will next time.


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